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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out
AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT

bpm and grc  at a few lesser-known BPM vendors and their interesting approaches to BPM. Having adopted the latest technologies, these newcomer companies have rendered themselves future-proof—i.e., they have minimized the risk of providing technology that may soon be considered obsolete. Such business process management system (BPMS) solutions, which are founded on the latest technology advancements, often become more popular than market-renowned BPMS products. One of these up-and-coming BPMS vendors is AuraPortal

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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Workday Becoming a Global Financial Management Software Provider


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