We wrote this book to introduce you to the subject of processdriven
MDM. It’s a big topic, one that far outstrips the ability of
a brief book to cover. However, our hope is that by reading this
book you will gain a fundamental understanding of processdriven
MDM, how it works, and what it takes to make it a success
in your organisation.
This book describes our approach to SOA adoption, which we
call SOA rocket science. SOA adoption, like a real-world rocket,
experiences a danger zone between blast-off and the weightlessness
of orbit. When fully realized, SOA can transform your
business. But until firmly established, your SOA dreams can
plummet back to earth.
This book helps you understand what BPM is really all about.
We wrote it because BPM is so useful and so powerful — and
because it is also very accessible. We wrote this book for
you — the individual. You may be a business manager, or an
Information Technology practitioner, or maybe an ambitious
career individual who wants to know what BPM is all about
and how to apply it.
Say “so long” to silos. This white paper explains why a multi-domain MDM solution is far better
than single-domain, single-focused point solutions. You’ll learn what to look for in a multi-domain
solution so you don’t outgrow it or are forced to purchase multiple products down the road.
You’ll also get tips on how to select a multi-domain solution that can lead to multiple benefits
over many years. The age of multi-domain MDM is here. See why you should say “hello” to it!
Welcome to Volume Three of the “Intelligent Guide to Enterprise BPM.” Get ready for an
education in automation—Process Automation, that is. This white paper goes into detail about
the Process Automation entry point into an Enterprise Business Process Management (BPM)
Read on to learn how Process Automation opens up new ways to help your business do things
faster—like open up a new sales channel or deliver customer orders. Discover how Process
Automation enables your business to run smoother and consistently in an orchestrated way.
With a true Enterprise BPM solution, you can automate newly designed processes far easier
than starting from scratch.
In this white paper, we build on the “Intelligent Guide to Enterprise BPM: V olume One” in
which we described the three entry points where you can begin to build true Enterprise BPM. In this white paper we explain the value of
Process T ransformation, the entry point to strategy and design. Successful implementation of
Process T ransformation will mean you have successfully documented, standardized, harmonized,
managed—as well as analyzed and improved—your business processes. T he next two
white papers will detail the other two entry points: Process Automation and Process Intelligence.
You are about to get a lot smarter about Enterprise Business Process Management (BPM ). T his
article is the first in a series of our soon-to-be-published book, “The Intelligent Guide to
Enterprise BPM .” So consider this first article your all-important primer.
This is the conclusion of a study for the R otterdam U niversity carried out by J onathan B roer in the
summer of 2008, ordered by BPM and E A software vendor IDS S cheer. B roer questioned 161
respondents from 89 organizations representing a range of industries about their vision and
implementation of the enterprise architecture concept.
webMethods Optimize for B2B offers a
set of technology capabilities commonly
described as Business Activity Monitoring
(BAM). To appreciate the value of Optimize
and how it operates in conjunction
with webMethods Trading Networks, it is
helpful to understand the basic concepts
behind BAM and how the technology is
applied in a business setting. Read on.
The fact is that companies are increasingly using SOA to gain competitive business advantage. Distilled down to seven essential SOA practices, the following list enables IT professionals to
tightly align SOA investments with their organization’s business priorities. Using these practices
can help with driving competitive advantage and adding measurable business value...and
that’s a sure way for IT pros to win recognition and ongoing support within their companies.
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