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Flying from Austin to Frankfurt

I predict more business between Austin and Germany if early signs for the new direct flight Condor is running between Austin and Frankfurt are any indications.  Several friends have already bought tickets, and Condor is reporting locally their intention to

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Decision Management and DMN in 2016

At bpmNEXT, DMN was everywhere.  DMN is the Decision Modeling Notation backed by OMG and others.  Keith Swenson wrote a blog post on May 10th with the subheading “This is the year for DMN” – and it seems so:The Decision

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Austin has its Groove: Two Interesting Perspectives on Austin Tech

Over the last 24 hours I read two perspectives on Austin that almost perfectly capture the zeitgeist of what’s going on here. First, there’s this piece about Austin being in the top 5 cities for tech talent, as ranked by CBRE,

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Knocking Down the Barriers to Growth

Harvard Business Review’s recent article by Chris Zook puts the spotlight on the greatest barriers to growth for businesses, according to their own executives. It’s a compelling read, and if you work in any business you will recognize the symptoms to

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A Funny Thing Happened at the Apple Store Today

We stopped into the Apple Store in the Domain in Austin to get an iPhone case. Our son immediately ran to the kids table to get some gaming in while my wife and I looked at iPhone cases.After a few

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History of Distributed Computing: Hadoop MapReduce and FlumeJava

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nolan Grace, a software developer and consultant at BP3 who has a passion for data science.  This post is shared with permission]Distributed computing is definitely the cool kid in the tech world

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Sandy Kemsley on the Tibco ActiveMatrix BPM Update

Sandy Kemsley recently attended Tibco’s user conference and covered some of the updates to the BPM portfolio while there:He next gave us a statement of direction on the product lines, including more self-service assessment, proof of concept and purchasing of

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Sandy Kemsley on Camunda BPM 7.5 Release

Sandy Kemsley recently covered Camunda’s BPM 7.5 release on her blog, and as usual gives it pretty comprehensive treatment:I attended an analyst briefing earlier today with Jakob Freund, CEO of Camunda, on the latest release of their product, Camunda BPM

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Looking Under the Hood in BPM

MWD Advisors put up an interesting post about PegaWorld and Pegasystem’s going forward plans as discussed at the conference.  There was much to agree about in what Pega are doing – like IBM and others, they are now focused on

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BPM Adoption: Deep vs. Wide

Anatoly Belaychuk once again has hit the nail on the head with a post on BPM Maturity Models and the tension between going wide versus going deep with your BPM program maturity:The maturity model comes in many flavors: Gartner has

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Best BBQ in America

Well, this is a topic that never really gets old.  The best barbecue spots in America. Or in Austin.  But let’s get real – Austin has become ground zero for BBQ in America. BBQ appeals to us because it is

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A Great Debate — What Language For Data Science

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nolan Grace, a software developer and consultant at BP3 who has a passion for data science.  This post is shared with permission]Programming languages in the computer science industry are an extremely interesting

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We’re committed to the UK, and we’re committed to Europe

In the Austin American-Statesman on July 1st, Lori Hawkins and Lilly Rockwell ask “What’s next for Austin tech companies after Brexit?“It’s a fair question to ask – because Austin and London tech companies have been forging closer ties for years

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Taking Wellness Seriously

Wellshift’s blog just had a nice call-out to the Austin best places to work who take wellness seriously:Austin Business Journal has announced it’s list of The Best Places to Work in 2016. These winners were picked due to their innovative

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FOR RELEASE: BP3 NAMED SECOND BEST PLACE TO WORK IN AUSTIN

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process and decision management (BPM) software and services has been named second in the Best Places to Work in the Medium Companies category by Austin Business Journal.Final rankings were revealed at the Austin

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5 Things to consider when selecting a service partner

If you missed Ted Irani’s post on LinkedIn, here’s your chance to read it in full.  Ted’s 5 things to consider should be top of mind for anyone picking a vendor – but in particular a BPM vendor.‘Selecting a delivery

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Algorithm Transparency :: Process Transparency

Jonathan Koren’s post on Algorithm Transparency is a worthy read.  In a world of AI, algorithm, and data science, it would be nice to know what the man behind the curtain is really doing:“AI is not sort of magic pixie

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Why you should Care about Business Process Management

Joshua King published a great post on LinkedIn: “Why every business leader should care about Business Process Management” – in which Joshua lays out just how important BPM can be for modern business leaders.“The Practice of Business Process Management, (or

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Austin’s Best Places to Work in 2016: BP3 Places #2 on the List!

Our team at BP3 has once again voted us to the top of the list for places to work in Austin.  75 companies participated in 4 categories.  We finished #2 this year in the our category (50-249 employees), just behind

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Will Today’s Processes be Sufficient for Tomorrow’s Customer Experience?

Peter Schoof over on BPM.com posits: “Will most of today’s processes not be sufficient for providing the high level of customer services that will be considered standard in the future?”It’s a great discussion that ensues among the BPM cognoscenti. I

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Best Burgers in Austin

Thrillist occasionally produces great content about Austin, and a series of “bests” in Austin has really done well with it.    Recently they posted a list of the 25 burgers to eat before you die (no comment as to whether

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Aging in the Workplace: 3 Myths

In the Austin American-Statesman, I ran across a good article on aging myths in the workplace. In reality, any generalization isn’t going to pre-determine your experience with an aging workforce.  It is the individuals and the culture that determine how

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Brazos Adoption is going Global

When Less is so Much More

Why Brazos UI has one-third the number of components than the average IBM BPM Partner UI toolkit, yet it’s used by ten times more customers than the next most popular one.  In this post, let’s examine why. Brazos UI was

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Indeed, Austin, Trilogy

A nice profile of Chris Hyams showed up in the Sunday Times (UK). The occasion was a visit to Indeed’s Dublin offices.Though not a household name, Indeed is the world’s most-used jobs site, with 180m unique visitors a month from

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BP3 and Student Loan Genius

Plansponsor.com has published a profile of BP3 and our Student Loan Repayment benefits.  It’s great coverage of the benefit that we provide to our employees via another Austin startup, Student Loan Genius. From the article:SOLUTION: Two years ago, Francis heard about

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A Warm Welcome in the Nordics

When people in the past asked me about the value of culture, I likely would have said that good culture was important for any of the following reasons:it makes it a better place to workit makes it easier to recruit

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces the Acquisition of Futurum IT’s Interests

Editors Note: This is a copy of BP3’s press release announcing our acquisition of Futurum IT in Denmark. This team is a really wonderful group and we are looking forward to our continued success in the Nordics. London, England 10 June

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Two Critical Steps for Success with BPM

What’s the most critical step in producing a successful BPM program? If we consider BPM broadly, and not just the IT project, there are two critical steps that are often overlooked. First, one of the most overlooked steps is getting your BPM

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Offshoring’s Achilles’ Heel

In Sandy Kemsley’s blog, reporting from the PegaWorld conference, she wrote the following:“AmEx used to be a waterfall development shop — which enabled them to offshore a lot of the development work but meant 10-16 months delivery time — but

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Contributing back to the Community

We spend a fair amount of time giving back to the BPM community by sharing our best practices.  But we also like to give back when it comes to our experiences and know-how in other areas. Two recent posts on

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Forrester: The New Breed of Digital BPM Consultants

Forrester’s Clay Richardson has published a new brief on the New Breed of Digital BPM Consultants.  You can find it on our home page, and here.  If you needed a reason to reach out to us at BP3 for your

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Austin Coffee Startup: Houndstooth

As noted previously in this space, I’m a fan of Austin startups – even when they’re not tech startups.  Houndstooth has been serving up some of the best cups of Coffee in Austin since they opened the first location six

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Austin Tech Downtown

Nice article in the Statesman’s new 512tech feature on the wave of tech companies locating downtown.Google is part of a wave of tech firms that are choosing downtown offices for their Austin operations. In Austin’s competitive tech sector — there

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Interesting view into Venture Capital in Austin

LiveOak Ventures’ Venu Shamapant’s blog post is a good reminder that Venture Capital firms have to raise money themselves.  And the process sure sounds a lot like what entrepreneurs go through to raise funds.  In particular Venu shares the challenges

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Nine Years

BP3 was formed 9 years ago in May.  We’ve come a long way since then.  In 2008, we attended Lombardi’s “Driven” BPM conference in Austin, with our first two additional partners in crime, Flournoy Henry and Greg Harley:(Note: pre-sweater vest!

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Best Place for Recent Graduates?

Last week’s theme for BP3 was international expansion – into Holland and Denmark.  This week the theme is great places to work.  BP3 is again in the Austin list of best places to work. We’re also on a new national list

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Austin’s Best Places to Work: We’re on the List

The Austin Business Journal has published their 2016 list of best places to work in Austin, and BP3 is once again on the list – 75 companies across a number of categories based on size. As with most of these

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FOR RELEASE: BP3 Global Adds Office and Incorporation in Denmark

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), leading provider of business process and decision management software and services, is announcing another market expansion with the addition of a Copenhagen office and incorporation in Denmark as BP3 Nordics APS.This news highlight’s BP3’s expeditious global growth,

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Proud Moment for our Team

It’s a proud moment for our team to announce our incorporation in Holland today.  Better yet that we were able to share the news with our customers and partners in Holland this week with our team on the ground.  As

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FOR RELEASE: BP3 Global Opens Office in Amsterdam

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), leading provider of business process and decision management software and services revealed their newest market expansion with the addition of an Amsterdam office and incorporation in the Netherlands.  This announcement underscores BP3’s rapid global expansion, following the

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MWD on #bpmNEXT

Neil Ward-Dutton’s session at bpmNEXT was “Remixing BPM for the digital age”:The main point I made: BPM technologies deliver capabilities that all organisations pursuing a digital transformation agenda need – work co-ordination and knowledge sharing at scale; the ability to

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Great Coverage of an Austin Entrepreneur: Mellie Price

I saved this article back in March so that I could come back to it – great coverage and interview of Mellie Price, an Austin-based entrepreneur.About life as an entrepreneur?“A lot of people get attracted to the I-want-to-work-for-myself syndrome,” she

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Why Choose Austin?

A great article from Built In Austin about why 4 tech companies chose Austin for their next big office.  I think Westland from ProjectManager.com nailed the reason many companies locate here:“It’s beautiful and people are friendly,” he said, “but from

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Getting Started with Decision Management

Recently I commented that we are doubling down on decision management. Putting our educational webinars where our mouth is, we’re hosting a great webinar on May 24th:  Getting Started with Decision Management. We’ll be doing a series of sessions on

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BP3 on MWD’s Radar

On the heels of new product releases Friday, it feels like an appropriate time to talk about an analyst report on BP3:MWD recently published a report in their “on the radar” series about BP3 and our market-leading Brazos UI offering. 

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For Release: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.9.0

Brazos continues to be the best UI for BPM.  Version 4.9 further extends that lead.  Every day I’m impressed by the solutions customers build with Brazos, from Vietnam to Poland, and all parts inbetween.  Why? because it is, quite simply,

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For Release: Brazos Portal Update

Not too long ago, I had occasion to visit Carlsberg in Denmark and see how they leverage Brazos Portal and Brazos UI in their business.  It was really compelling to see how their business users have organized their work depending

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Our #bpmNEXT Presentation : A Business Process application with no Process

Thanks to Sandy Kemsley for the kind coverage of our demonstration:Outpatient care example with coordination of resources (rooms, labs) and people (doctors, patients), BPMN may not be best way to model and coordinate resources since can end up as a

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Austin: #1 for Small Business

The Austin Business Journal just published a story based on research by the American City Business Journals across 106 cities.  Each of the 16 factors are objective measurements of the economy that affect the climate for small businesses.So how did

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Doubling down on Decision Management

There are rare opportunities to combine forces with another company that really embodies everything your company stands for.  In Teknovare, we have found such a company, and earlier today we publicly announced our acquisition.  Teknovare has in many ways been

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