Archive for July, 2014

Sandy Kemsley on Brazos: “One Ring to Rule them All”

Brazos Portal was released for General Availability (GA) last week. A companion software to Brazos UI, it can also stand on its own.  Where Brazos UI and Brazos Charts are development tools designed to let BPM Developers build better UI

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Social HR

HR groups around the world provide a valuable function. In the US in particular, HR groups are responsible for managing benefits, payroll, and other essential support functions. But it is important to keep it in perspective. HR is a support

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Great Coverage in the ABJ Today for BP3

“The thing with Business Process Management is that there is no finish line” – Lance Gibbs, CEO of BP3.   BP3 has been growing leaps and bounds lately.  So it was a great surprise to see this article cross my

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BPM is not Dead – Signavio Version

Signavio, a cloud BPM provider focused primarily on modeling just reported 72% growth recently, proving once again that BPM not only isn’t dead, it is still birthing exciting new growth opportunities.  The results are, I believe, comparing the first six

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Activiti 5.16 Released

Its good to see that the announcement of Activiti Enterprise Edition hasn’t slowed the release of community edition updates. To that end, Activiti 5.16 has just been made available for download here: http://activiti.org/download.html While this is primarily a bug fix release,

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Taking the Easy Way Out, Instead of Doing the Hard Work

Recruiting is hard work for a growing company.  First of all, it is hard in that you have to put a lot of effort into it.  Secondly, it is hard to make good decisions about who to hire and who

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Austin = Jobs

Seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate in Austin is at 4.1%, according to the Austin American-Statesman.  The unadjusted rate was 4.4% – a slight increase over May due to the increase in job-seeking when school lets out. However, according to seasonal

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For Release: BP3 Announces New BPM User Experience with Release of Brazos Portal

This is a copy of our official press release for the Brazos Portal release: BP3 has expanded its Brazos product suite of BPM end user tools with Brazos Portal, an alternative to the out-of-the-box IBM BPM Process Portal. BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com),

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For Release: BP3 Announces Strategic Partnership with Alfresco Software

We’re happy to announce an expanded partnership with Alfresco, and their Activiti Enterprise product for BPM.  We’ve been involved in the community for years now, and it is time for both Alfresco and BP3 to step it up to the

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Announcing Brazos Portal 1.0: Available for Download

UPDATE: if you’ve pre-registered or previously registered for Brazos Portal, you can always get the latest and greatest by following this link, and without re-registering. We’re proud to announce Brazos Portal 1.0 for IBM BPM is now available for release. 

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Burritos

I’m sorry, but if you put together a list of the top Burritos in America, and Austin isn’t on your list, there’s a problem. The list they put together looks great: L’Patron in Chicago Papalote Mexican Grill in San Francisco

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Have Your Own Convictions

I love this post by Jason Cohen, “No *I’ll* tell you the answer!” – in which he perfectly captures how much conflicting advice you’ll get on your startup journey.  Of course, replace “startup” with “career”, or “company”, or “investments”. There’s

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IBM + Apple = Enterprise Mobile Upgrade

It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that I like to write about Apple, and about IBM, and IBM BPM. So when I read today the surprise news that IBM and Apple are partnering on a

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Apparently BPM Died Again

Apparently BPM died again while I was out, and someone forgot to tell me. Well, this isn’t the first time.  In fact, the title is even the same.  Why, way back in 2010, an eternity in technology, I wrote “BPM

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Business Process Management & Transactions

[This post is contributed by Gary Samuelson, from his blog post of the same name, complete with diagrams] Though BPMN 2 supports transactions (in notation form) their implementation requires some additional work with regards to details – effort being a

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Resilient Economy

It’s hard not to be impressed by the performance of the US economy.  Every time we’ve seen some bad data reported on the economy (e.g. first quarter GDP), it has been contradicted in many ways by our own experience working

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Being Told What to Do

In May there was an interesting discussion around an article by Peter Deng, entitled “Process Is Being Told What to Do by Someone Who Has Less Information than You“.  It is a fascinating read for a BPM practitioner.  Because Peter

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This is What BPM Looks like When it goes Mainstream

In recent GE Capital advertisements, I couldn’t help but notice that they’re pitching their business know-how as a competitive differentiator for their customers.  Specifically, it’s their business process acumen that they’re pitching as a key differentiator: “if you just need

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces New Headquarters in Austin

[Editor’s note: This press release went out on June 28th. We’ve previously blogged about it here.   We still love our new space!] BP3 Global Announces New Headquarters Within Austin BP3 Global, leading BPM services provider, has moved to a larger

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Investing in People is Part of the Culture

This year we started working with SLB (Student Loan Benefits) – an Austin-based startup that helps companies (and their employees) help pay off their team’s student loan debt.  Education is a critical enabler of what we do as an organization,

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Austin’s Best Places to Work: Local News Coverage

It’s always cool to get covered in local news.  In this quick video on our local Fox affiliate, they talk about the winners in each category of the ABJ’s Best Places to Work survey.  But while they’re doing that, a

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Twenty Years

Great find by Chris Dixon on his blog – quoting Kevin Kelly: If we were sent back with a time machine, even 20 years, and reported to people what we have right now and describe what we were going to

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…And That’s a Wrap: #bpmNEXT Presentation and Video

[Author’s note: Sorry for posting this late, but better late than never! ] We enjoyed presenting at bpmNEXT – we were up in the first set of talks session which allowed us to focus on that first session and then

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