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QAD Introduces Fully Embedded BPM in QAD Enterprise Applications
QAD is arguably the first enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor with a built-in full-fledged business process management (BPM) system (Savvion BPM) within

scan bpm  its phases—Discovery, Vision Workshop, Q-Scan Assessments Delivery, and Implementations Delivery. It is likely that the QAD BPM adoption would then jump to a much higher level than the current handful of companies. References and Recommended Reading QAD Explore 2012: Only Good Things Can Come from Talking to the Customer  (June 2012) The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint’s “Grandma’s Attic” – Part 3  (June 2011) Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion – Part 4 (June 2010) TEC

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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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Inforbix - About Smart Product Information Discovery and Consumption


Anyone who has been covering the product lifecycle management (PLM) market will have likely met Oleg Shilovitsky at some industry events or at least read one of his impartial and knowledgeable blog posts on the available PLM vendors, solutions, and market trends. Shilovitsky has been building software products for product data management (PDM), engineering, and manufacturing for the last 20 years

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Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO, the two renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized mid

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QAD Explore 2012: Only Good Things Can Come from Talking to the Customer


As a seasoned provider of enterprise applications for manufacturing companies, QAD knows the importance of listening to its clients. In fact, the company has created a customer engagement program to help its customers align their business processes to their strategic business goals. Get the details on this program, as well as a full update from the QAD Explore 2012 user conference in P.J. Jakovljevic’s latest article.

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Contextual Workflow Modeling


Activity-based workflow modeling (AWM) is a common and useful modeling technique, whose fundamental drawbacks limit its effectiveness in modeling complex, highly nuanced workflows. Contextual workflow modeling, a technology invented at Macronetics, overcomes the limitations of AWM.

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Vendor Rating Updates: BPM, ERP, PLM


Here's an update on new TEC vendor ratings and certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers. Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of

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Polymita BPM-Suite


Polymita BPM-Suite® 5.0 is a powerful tool that allows an organization to completely manage the lifecycle of its processes, organizing the people team work, and the related content and business information. It includes integrated components for: Process Modeler - BPMN, on Microsoft Visio, Process Configurator - Process Studio, Process and rules engine, Data process Modeler - BPM Content Studio, Content Modeler, Electronic Forms Modeler, Content Management, BPM portal modules, Task list, Task follow up, Process audit and monitoring, Java application interfaces (API’s).

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Red Hat Joins the BPM Fray


Open source solution provider Red Hat recently announced a comprehensive open source business process management (BPM) suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6, which includes the next version of its business rules platform, JBoss BRMS 6. With JBoss BPM Suite 6, Red Hat brings a combination of BPM, business rules management (BRM), and complex event processing (CEP) technologies together in a single product offering.

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Real-time BPM Benefits Operational Execution


As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results.

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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to then provide access to that software via defined interfaces), Web services would then make these SOA concepts vendor-independent due to their use of generally accepted standards, while BPM and BPEL would be some of the engines making the whole system work.

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That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project


If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is. From figuring out what you want your new system to accomplish, to “go-live”—and everything in between—enterprise software selection is no easy feat. In fact, it can be downright grueling. To start your software selection project off on

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