Archive for December, 2015

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Shrink to Grow, or Focus on Cost of Sales?

Interesting article from John Gannon, covering a talk by Joe Liemandt, CEO of Trilogy. The conference was dedicated to low-touch sales models, and featured Joe as someone who could share his experiences in converting companies to this approach.First John catches

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Thoughts on the Forrester Wave for BPM

Back in November the Forrester Wave came out.  You can find it in various interesting places if you’re willing to pay with your registration info! The high level picture doesn’t change much of the thinking in the market, currently, putting

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Small Businesses vs. Startups

Love this article. Key passage:“If you do want to grow, you’ll have a much better chance of doing it from a position of power with a successful, profitable smaller company. When you already have an established product and cash-flow, you’re

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Bring on the Ping Pong Tables

I loved this article from Alexander Muse, partly because I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading it.  First, the question for Quora:“I’m a 21-year-old CEO of a startup with eight guys. My developers sometimes spend all day

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces Partnership with Zilker Technology

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process management (BPM) software and services, and Zilker Technology, an enterprise solutions provider, announced a resale partnership today. Under this partnership, Zilker Technology becomes a reseller of BP3’s Brazos UI toolkit.Rob Thomas

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our team members, customers, and partners! I hope everyone has the opportunity to take a little break from making great business processes and to spend more time with family and friends.  I especially want to thank our

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Thank you to Julie Huls and ATC

In the last six years Austin has been through an evolution – some might say a transformation.  All through that time, our unemployment rate has tracked a full point less than Texas, and two points less than the US average. 

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Marriott Bought Starwood Last Month

This might have slipped below your radar if you’re not a frequent traveler like I am, but Starwood just agreed to be purchased by Marriott International:A merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts will yield the largest hotel

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For Release: BP3 Global expands Austin Headquarters

BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com), a leading provider of business process management solutions and services, has announced the expansion of their Austin Texas headquarters, adding nearly 6500 sqft and bringing the total footprint to over 18,000 sqft. The availability of extra office space

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ABJ: Fast-growing software maker expands Austin HQ again

The Austin Business Journal just ran another article covering BP3:BP3 Global Inc., a maker of business process management software, is increasing the size of its headquarters by 50 percent.The Austin company is expanding it’s Plaza 7000 office on North MoPac

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In-depth Look at Roles

I like Keith Swenson’s post on the subject of Roles because it is a topic that rarely gets this kind of vendor-agnostic deep-dive. In the case of a business process, the use of roles is pretty obvious.  If you are modeling

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Texas BBQ

This.When people say “Texas-style,” they mean “Central Texas-style”Another article on the beautify of Texas-style BBQ, which seems to have claimed the BBQ crown in recent years.They say everything’s bigger in Texas and barbecue is no exception. Barbecue tradition runs deep

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Blogs Worth Reading

This isn’t my list, I’m pointing readers to Alberto Manuel’s list of Blogs Worth Reading 2015. Here is the list of BPM blogs I think worth reading for inspiration purposes. More than a hall of fame, make a reflection on how

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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.6.0

Brazos UI Enterprise released version 4.5.1 just 3 weeks ago, and today we’re announcing version 4.6.0.If you’re a Brazos UI Enterprise customer, just look here for the latest release notes. Our team was busy with a raft load of refinements

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The ROI on ROI

Thanks to a colleague at BP3 for bringing this to my attention – an article from Quartz on the DuPont invention that changed business forever. Of all the inventions US chemical giant DuPont has given the world—Lycra, Teflon, Kevlar, Freon, Lucite,

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Value of Partnership: Maps

There was a time when Google and Apple seemed like two peas in a pod, destined to create great things together – great devices and great web services.  But then Google pursued building a competing phone operating system (and phones!),

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Operating Businesses and ISO 9000

Interesting post on Medium with a provocative title: “I sat down with a millionaire who operates 10 businesses while sailing around the world with his family“.  It’s a good read with some good advice.Each of the 10 businesses on its

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Oh the Irony

Not too long ago over on BPM.com there was a discussion that started with a question:“Are Business Processes One of the Biggest Obstacles to Innovation?”Of course, normally the answer would be no.  Unless you’re talking about “processes” implemented in SAP

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Welcome Back, John

They say you can’t go home again.  But for Lombardi alumni and BP3, it isn’t true.  Not every person we hire writes a blog post about it, but John Reynolds did. After stints at Lombardi and IBM, John worked with

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Sometimes Startup Advice is Really Good

Sometimes the advice offered to startups is really good, as in this piece by Fred Wilson on Growth vs. Retention (emphasis added).Entrepreneurs always ask what the one number they should focus on for raising money. I always say “90 day

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IBM’s C-Suite Research

IBM software shows up on every analyst scoreboard there is.  But IBM does some pretty interesting research in its own right, and a recent report on its C-suite global study is quite interesting indeed, well worth the read.Key points to

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Automation, Jobs, and the ROI Water Level

You can’t focus as much as we do on process innovation and improvement without also thinking about what can be automated and what belongs in the domain of human judgment.  In BPM is Everywhere, we argued that in spite of

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