Archive for June, 2015

Austin’s Best Places to Work 2015: BP3 in the Top 8

Well, BP3 did all right in the Austin awards for Best Places to Work in 2015.  95% of the local work force has to respond to the survey to even be considered, and 70 companies were recognized across four categories.

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For Release: BP3 Named One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

BP3 Global, an innovative BPM software and services provider, named eighth in the Best Places to Work in the Small Business category by the Austin Business Journal. (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 BP3 Global is pleased to announce that it placed

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Neches Analysis Update

[Editor’s note: 3 days, three product release updates.  Our BP Labs team really focuses on what we preach – iterative improvement, regular release schedules, and disciplined development and testing practices] Neches Analysis runs in the cloud, primarily on IBM’s SoftLayer

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Brazos UI Enterprise 3.19.4 Released: The Best UI in BPM gets Better

Brazos UI Enterprise 3.19.4 has been released and is available for download.  You can register for Brazos UI Lite here, and/or request Brazos UI Enterprise. Brazos UI is the best BPM user interface for IBM BPM.  Experience with our customers

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Brazos Portal 1.8 Released

BP3’s BP Labs team continues to deliver a steady drumbeat of software releases at BP3, which is exactly how we want it to work.   Brazos Portal 1.8 is the third release in 2015 for Brazos Portal, and is now available

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BP3 Delivers BPM Training to a Packed House

A couple weeks ago, BP3 successfully delivered BPM training for a training class to a packed room of enthusiastic users and process developers. The class was delivered over three days and targets business analysts for the first day and a

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The Long Game: Customer First

Interesting post from John Gruber at Daring Fireball. Count me as being in the camp that this quote reflects: It’s not a luxury Apple can afford because it’s insanely profitable; rather, it’s the reason why the company is insanely profitable.

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Blueworks Live Best Practices

This post is from Krista White, co-author of our new guide to BP3’s Blueworks Live Best Practices posted below. Krista also works on Neches and the Brazos suite. Over the last few years I’ve noticed an increase in the volume

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BPM Migration: 4 Approaches to Success

This post is from Andrew Paier VP of BP Labs. BP Labs is an extension of our consulting services that provides white glove service to help our customers sleep at night. I like to think of it as the private

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Tech gets all the Press, but Lifestyle Leads the Way

Austin’s tech and startup economies are getting all the press lately. But it is the lifestyle and festivals of Austin that are also key to bringing the growth to Austin. After all, it is the festivals that put heads in

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Custom Components in BrazosOpen

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from one of our developers Arda Tugay.  Arda is about to celebrate his one year with BP3 and we are very lucky to have him on our team. Here Arda describes the ease

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Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle just raised $70M.  That sounds crazy.  But if I could have invested alongside, I would have. For the same reason that I invested in Chuys, and Shake Shak. Restaurants with a great following tend to turn into great

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Payrolls, Wages Up. Austin Especially.

So much for that slowdown. First, auto sales are running at a 17million+ annual clip for May. “Sales of cars and light trucks at an annualized rate reached 17.71 million in May, the strongest level since 2005.” Next, the jobs

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Legislating Competency

“Your goal is to set up the conditions for success.” At BP3 our teams go in and rescue a lot of BPM projects that previously failed to get off the ground with the big generalist consulting firms.  I thought a

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Taking Advice from Analysts

Is there anything better than an analyst firm telling everyone to pivot an industry? Of course, the post was written by Steve Wood, who has an axe to grind about his product, ManyWho, and therefore finds himself attending a conference

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Advice from Jean-Louis Gassée

Jean-Louis Gassée has offered advice on the HR-less performance review, and now also has a post on Firing well.  In both cases while I, and BP3, don’t do it the way Jean-Louis advises, our approach is closer to his than

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Founders Grid: Austin Startups You Must Know About

Nice post from Founders Grid giving a shout out to 50 (Fifty!) startups in Austin that you should know about. Austin is rising as a magnificent hub for tech startups. Not only is Austin host of SXSW Interactive Festival, but

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Is There a Process for the Pitch?

Lots of people have advice for the startup pitch.  Austin’s own Joshua Baer has given a presentation, several times, on the art of the pitch.  If I remember his three step process correctly it was: Make the case for change-

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Design ROI

I ran across this article on IBM counting on design’s ROI, and thought it of interest here.  Really interesting quote from our old friend Phil Gilbert: Since then, I don’t think there has been as fundamental a change in the

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Human Resources in the Era of Age Stereotypes

Last week I was honored to be invited to participate in a panel discussion at the AHRMA Workforce Readiness Day 2015 conference.  Especially honored because I am not, technically, an HR professional. Before our panel began, I listened to a

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