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The User's Undying Quest for Exploring and Discovering Info - Part 1
SAP AG and Endeca Technologies might not appear to have much in common at first glance, other than occasional partnering in some joint opportunities, and

bpm music  like business process modeling (BPM).” Part 2 of this blog series will explore how SAP is adapting to the outlined fundamentals above. One concrete example will be the  recently unveiled SAP BusinessObjects Explorer  product . In the meantime, your comments and feedback with regard to the opinions and assertions expressed thus far are welcome. If you are applications users, how important are the aforementioned considerations in your software selections? For both users and vendors, what are your

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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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