Business Process Management

Modeling foundation of low-code BPM

By |February 15th, 2018|

Integrated development environments (in short, IDE) dominate nearly every area of modern IT. Developers cannot work productively without a graphical shell, which accelerates routine code writing and wraps common constructs. Despite common belief of business, IT is the area occupied by low-code platforms.

Why these low code platforms of IT are not recognized as such in […]

Business sense of automation

By |February 12th, 2018|

It is often believed that automation concerns replacement of humans by machines, in general, and by computers in IT scope, in particular. However, in its fundamental sense, automation is not an exclusive prerogative of computers and machinery. Rather, automation addresses a fundamental level of functional formalization of any activity.

Automation aggregates a knowledge about necessary artifacts, […]

BPMN.Sharp – Free C# library to create and publish BPMN diagrams

By |February 1st, 2018|

Primary features of BPMN.Sharp:

Full conformance to the latest version of BPMN 2.0 specification by OMG.
Import models from all major BPM vendors
Strict validation of the model according to BPMN specification.
Arbitrary scaling and zooming view of most complex diagrams.
Support of raster and vector image output.
Batch processing of multiple BPMN files.
Simple API to […]

The value of BPM technology for customer journey

By |January 29th, 2018|

As such, IT and BPM are often exactly antagonistic to a pleasant customer journey. Customers, except for most misanthropic ones, naturally prefer human interaction instead of an IT system. It is enough to remember all frustration, which anybody had a chance to encounter at least once, while wandering across innumerous levels of auto-responder menu in desperate […]

Role of process frameworks in BPM

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Process frameworks are essential assets crucial for the success of any BPM initiative. Process frameworks represent natural enclosure to essential BPM implementation experience, which was already accumulated by other organizations in the course of their BPM journey. Process frameworks are composed of best practices collected by BPM visioners to facilitate and accelerate adoption of BPM. […]

Low-code business platform: reality or a myth?

By |January 12th, 2018|

BPM solutions are commonly associated with low-code / no-code approach in IT management. But what exactly means the word “code” in this widely spread acronym? Programming code used by software engineers is just a technical language utilized to express business logic in a form understandable for IT systems. It is more relevant to speak not […]

Robotic Process Automation: blessing or offense?

By |January 9th, 2018|

Robotic Process Automation is generally an acronym for software, which closely mimics behavior of humans when interacting with various computer systems. There exist several most common use cases for this technology.

1. It is commonly used in various test automation scenarios when it is necessary to reproduce hypothetical behavior of software users with system under testing. […]

Convergence of AI and BPM

By |January 3rd, 2018|

BPM, at least in respect to process automation and process mining, is indispensable part of AI. Impact of modern AI methodologies is continually increasing over past years. BPM is, to considerable extent, a projection of AI into business process world.

Role of BPM for AI is equally important. Explosive growth of AI in recent years goes […]

Role of people in the world of automated processes

By |December 28th, 2017|

The evolution of technology historically started with tools for elementary mechanical tasks, which are difficult or impossible to do by hand. These simple manual tools gradually evolved to a state of perfection where some tasks were possible to run without direct involvement of humans. This stage marked transition to the era of automated production.

Recent advances […]

Sharing process knowledge

By |December 9th, 2017|

Almost all major BPM suites include now process publisher as their essential component. Process publisher normally implements an essential mission of sharing process knowledge in an organization.

Historically, process publishing first appeared as automatic creation of static collections of web pages representing business diagrams in a company and linked together by navigation trees and embedded hyperlinks. […]