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Closing the Business/IT Chasm

Competitive dynamics, business models, and customer preferences are changing at an ever increasing rate.  This leads to frequent changes in the business strategy and organizational structure in order to exploit market opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.  At the same time, IT infrastructure used to support business operations just can’t keep pace.  We refer to this misalignment of business needs and supporting IT technology the Business/IT Chasm.

The problem is that the technology can’t change fast enough to accommodate the rapid business cycle changes required to respond to market demands.  This is where Interstage BOP comes in.Closing Business/IT Chasm Our platform helps close the chasm between business demands and IT capabilities Read more…

Great Introduction to Agile BPM

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment

In a recent article, David Roe provides a great introduction to Agile BPM.  It should be mentioned that the article refers to some of the materials from a recent webinar sponsored by Fujitsu and presented by Sandy Kemsley and Fujitsu’s Keith Swenson.   In his article,  David outlines what is Agile BPM, identifies key trends that drive its adoption in the enterprise, and makes the case for Agile BPM that combines traditional BPM, Social and Agile BPM.  He concludes with the following assertion:

While still there’s much work to be done to combine BPM and Agile BPM across the enterprise at least the value of doing so is becoming increasing clear.

Using both, enterprises can expect to achieve more efficient processes that take less process development time and with the social element the ability to gather all the available information from the workforce to create the most effective processes possible. Read more…

Process Discovery Leads to Process Improvements at ESI

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Peter Brand has recently kicked of an interesting debate on ebizQ by asking the following question, “Are Business Processes Detected or Invented?” The discussion brought up many interesting points of view that seemed to converge on the notion that processes are discovered and improved rather than invented.  This debate made me think of a customer experience which supports this conclusion and helps illustrate how process discovery can be instrumental in achieving improvements in business performance.

Electro Scientific Industries, ESI, the leading supplier of photonic systems, recently turned to Fujitsu’s Automated Process Discovery (APD) to get a better understanding of their existing processes. The key business processes at ESI track the conversion of “opportunities-to-orders”. The goal was to pinpoint areas for improvement in the existing processes and to identify inefficiencies in the customized SAP implementation. Read more…

What is the Difference Between Case Management and BPM?

June 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Peter Schoof asked this question on his EBizQ forum this morning, and I thought I would copy my response here:

This question hinges on a clear definition of BPM for which there is no general agreement. As you read responses to this question, keep in mind that many people confuse BPM (which is a management practice) with BPM Suite (which is a technological product to support the practice). Many BPM Suites support not only the practice of BPM, but many other management practices as well, and this confuses the entire discussion. For discussion, we should use the wikipedia definition of BPM.

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