Business Process Management Blog

User interface and process engine core

In properly designed BPM system process engine should be entirely isolated from user interface through well-crafted API. If user interface is mixed process engine, it is an evident disaster. Process engine should run as a service in unattended mode and, ideally, should be also clustered for fault tolerance. User interface of a process engine is […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Can one business platform handle all processes?

Every real business landscape consists of many IT systems. This versatility is objective. It does not appear due to poor IT management and planning. It predefined with objective evolution of business. Technologies evolve, departments and teams appear and disappear, companies split and merge. Even with best possible planning, only a minority of these events can […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Mobile Experience in BPM

Mobile experience is one of the most important factors, which incredibly extended BPM scope. Mobile devices have broken traditional BPM borders and made process actors mobile in literal sense enabling them to go outside of traditional office environments and desktops. This is even truer for mobile AI business units emerging with IoT. Mobile capabilities merge […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Decision Management Notation (DMN) and future of BPM

I admire DMN for elegance and clarity, even apart from bright prospects on compatibility of execution. This apparent clarity is not accidental. There exists deeply rooted and not justified prejudice about BPM as a world of diagrams. However, BPM is a world of processes, and processes are not always best viewed as diagrams.

Graphs, which serve […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Difference between digital processes and regular processes

Digital processes differ from regular processes in methodology and metadata. Every business domain has own set of fundamental process elements and their relations. In case of regular processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) human-centric. In case of digital processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) machine-centric. The border between two […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Next round of standardization in BPM

BPM industry exists for establishment and implementation of standards in the area of business processes. Standards are key instruments of BPM in implementation of its mission to formalize and improve business processes. BPM is dedicated to development and maintenance of standards. All history of BPM consists of evolution of standards. This is a continuous process.

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By |January 20th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Importance of standards in smooth BPM implementation

Approaching a client with a suggestion to move all processes at once to another system, even in all respects superior to existing, is practically impossible without severe disruptions in existing processes.

However, having a number of structured and unstructured client processes, forms and workflows, it is always possible to run automatic or semi-automatic process discovery, which […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Role of processes in digital business

By definition, digital business is based on computers, digital devices and digitally managed systems, such as auto driven cars, drones, industrial equipment and IoT. All these systems contain digital processors, which execute processes in forms of commands and programs. Therefore, digital business, at least on a low level, entirely consists of processes. Digital business exists […]

By |January 15th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

AI impact on BPM

One crucial and often underestimated impact of AI on all business environments is recent development of autonomous robotics, which moved robots from narrow industrial segment to mass consumer market. With computing power of an average smartphone exceeding capacities of supercomputers just few years ago, this increasing population of artificial brains just awaits engineers to give […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Executable processes

Some processes are executable, some – not, simply by definition. Moreover, it is unlikely that any single system will be ever capable to host and run all processes of a company. Even such giants as SAP do not come even close to this. Success of a BPM platform is ultimately defined by its standardization and […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments