Category Archive for "BPM"

For Release: With $10 million investment, BP3 Global catches the third wave of enterprise software disruption

For Release: With $10 million investment, BP3 Global catches the third wave of enterprise software disruptionAustin, Texas – BP3 Global, the leading provider of business process and decision management (BPM) software and services, has taken a $10-million investment from Nashville,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For Release: BP3 Acquires the Interest of Colorado Based Teknovare

BP3 Global, an Austin, Texas based provider of business process management (BPM) services and solutions, today announced that it has acquired the interests of Teknovare, a Denver, CO based consultancy specializing in developing decision support systems and custom optimization solutions.The

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Coding and Typing

In the Austin American-Statesman over the weekend was an article covering the efforts of Austin’s K-12 schools to produce students with coding skills.I’m a fan of teaching coding sooner.  I think of it as a language skill, along with English,

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Building a BPM Business at #bpmNEXT

I had the honor of participating in a panel on building a business in BPM, alongside Silver Tree’s Jonathan Sapir and Princeton Blue’s Pramod Sachdeva.  SilverTree (~20 people) is focused on Salesforce, while Princeton Blue (~35 ppl – correction: Pramod

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Modeling at #bpmNEXT

As part of the Business of BPM, a panel discussion of the role of modeling was held.  Denis Gagne, Clay Richardson, and Kramer Reeves all took part, moderated by Bruce Silver.  Again, Sandy Kemsley has the gold-standard coverage. A key element

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The Business of BPM at #bpmNEXT

bpmNEXT has been experimenting with the format on the first day of the event, a format they call the business of BPM.This year it started with Nathaniel doing a reprise of his predictions for BPM over the next 5 years. 

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Impressions from #bpmNEXT

This was the fourth bpmNEXT we’ve attended and presented at – every one since the beginning.  Every year the conference gets a little bit better in terms of content, and the collegiality gets better as well.  And the rooftop lunches

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The Next Big Thing in BPM : BPMNEXT 2016

We’re proud to be making our 4th appearance at BPMNEXT this year. I believe –  along with Keith Swenson of Fujitsu, Jakob Freund of Camunda, and Denis Gagne of Trisotech – and Nathaniel and Bruce of course! – we are

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Denmark

On my last trip to Europe, the second leg involved a trip to Denmark – my first visit, which was a real pleasure. After arriving in Copenhagen, I was greeted by one of our customers, so to speak…  They  have a

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Holland

In 2014 we acquired a business in the United Kingdom, to join our current team members in Portugal and Ukraine and form the center of gravity of our operations in Europe.  For a business our size, it was a huge

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BP3 and the IBM Smarter Process Award

Not too long ago, IBM recognized BP3 as the Smarter Process partner of the year in an award ceremony at Interconnect. It’s a big honor to our team, which works hard every day to help our mutual customers succeed with IBM’s

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Handshakes and Decision-making

Madhu Punjabi has a fun post on Medium about how products get shipped. In it, he proposes that ship time can be related to the number of handshakes required to get product shipped  in a startup.  At first, when there’s

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Building Business Process Definitions

I was recently asked how people go about creating Business Process Definitions (BPDs). Since this is a complex question I thought it better to write down the answer rather than try to explain this process over the phone. This question reminded me of

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Maturity Models

No surprise, but Anatoly Belaychuk has written a great post on going deep versus going wide with BPM programs over on BPM.com.But here is the trap: people tend to view BPM as an ocean of opportunities where almost any course

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The BPM Task: Definition & Analysis

[Editor’s note: this post by Gary first appeared on his blog on January 30th, 2016, and is part of a continuing series on Process Management Architecture.  It is published here with permission. ]Forward: Before diving into technical and architectural details,

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Keeping it on the Rails

Every BPM project or initiative starts off with good intentions. Leverage the Process technology,deliver value faster, better, cheaper, and keep delivering. Often there’s training, methodology shift conversations, work streams; and then something happens! Old traditions creep in, fear of the unknown,

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The Death of Data Scientists

“The role of the data scientist has never been more important than it is today.” If this is what you are thinking, I agree! The title was a bit of a shameless ploy to catch eyes. I personally think the

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#IBMInterconnect Early Takeaways

I am an IT guy at heart.  I will never be able to shake my upbringing as a system and network administrator, so my view of the world is skewed to include the simplest IT management, monitoring, support, and customer

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BP3 and Student Loan Genius Featured in Bloomberg

Today, BP3 and Student Loan Genius were featured in Bloomberg Business. The article focuses around freshly minted college graduates taking on the task of repaying student loans and saving for retirement. BP3 contributes monthly to our employees student loan payments to

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Ideas and Execution

Great note from Neil Ward-Dutton over at MWD Advisors – commenting on a recent conversation he’d had:We were talking about different ways that organisations are looking to drive innovation into established businesses – hackathons, corporate VC activities, and so on

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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.7.1

[Note from Scott:  this is the best Brazos release yet, and in this post, David outlines all of the enhancements we’re bringing to Brazos UI thanks to the collaboration of our many consultants, developers, support staff, and most of all,

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Recommended Sessions for Thursday Feb 25th @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

The last day! Still a few good sessions to catch!8:30am | 5737A Healthcare Insurance Claims Management and Self-INvoicing BPM Solution at Advancecare, Reef Ballroom D. Vitor Salvador of Advance Care presentingOne of the most critical processes at Portuguese health insurance

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Recommended Sessions for Wednesday Feb 24 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

Wednesday’s scheduled also has a couple of fantastic sessions from BP3, Kaiser, and Wells Fargo, as well as other customers.  Here’s our recommended schedule for the day:10:00am | 5021A Creating Lasting Process Change in Wells Fargo Enrollments, Mandalay Ballroom I. 

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Recommended Sessions for Tuesday Feb 23 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

And for Tuesday’s sessions, our humble recommendations follow… I’ll point out right at the top that you have some great options with a session presented by BP3’s own Andrew Paier and Ivan Kornienko at 10am, and Zion’s Bank, who leveraged

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