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For Release: BP3 Named Leader in BPM Service Providers by Independent Research Firm

Editors Note: This is a copy of BP3’s press release. You can download the full report here. Austin, Texas – November 30, 2016 – BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process and decision management software and services, has been

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Last Week

Last week BP3 attended 3 events in 3 countries to meet with customers, prospects, and partners.  And of course our team was visiting a multitude of customers and prospects as well.There are moments in your company’s life when you realize

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Coverage of the IBM #ProcessTransformation Event

This week the attention may be turned to World of Watson, but last week it was all about Digital Transformation and BPM: Process Transformation. James Taylor took a turn at blogging the Process Transformation event last week – an intimate

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Process Transformation

IBM hosted a Process Transformation event this week, bringing together top customers, partners, and IBM executives and product leaders into one space to talk about what’s happening and what’s next. The event featured keynote talks from Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors,

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A Great Place to Work

BP3 has been a great place to work for me since 2007.  And what makes it a great place to work for me?  The fantastic team I get to work with every day.As we’ve grown, one of the great joys

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The Five Most Important Considerations for Application Development Monitoring

Our very own David Rosen wrote a nice post over on the IBM Middleware User Community forum on the subject of Application Development Monitoring: A follower of the martial art Tang Soo Do cannot earn a black belt. The highest

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Brazos UI 5 Released!

Today BP3 proudly announces the latest update to the industry’s leading UI toolkit for the IBM Business Process Manager coach framework.  It is no surprise to our readers that Brazos remains the most popular user interface framework for IBM BPM. 

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Startups and IT Buyers

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote “Tech Startups Struggle to Close Deals with IT Buyers” – and it is a compelling read:Yet startup products and services for enterprises, while more accepted than a few years ago, still face significant resistance

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Baseline: BPM Makes Carlsberg Danmark More Efficient

Kenneth Lindegaard’s article in Baseline spent much of the week last week on the front page, describing how Carlsberg Denmark (Danmark) achieves efficiencies with BPM.  Carlsberg Danmark has been a BP3 customer for a couple of years now, and it

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Making Developers and Business Users Happy with IBM BPM and Case Management

[Editor’s note: this guest post from Ivan Kornienko, our Director of UI/UX, is a good sample of the content we build and share with our customers] Starting with version 8.5.7, IBM BPM has evolved to make Case Management a core

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Raise Your Hand

One of the banes of time and materials consulting is over-running estimates.  Many consulting companies win business by bidding low and then running change orders or cost overruns to extract more dollars out of the project for the originally agreed

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BPMCAMP: Our Cup Runneth Over

We had a pretty special week in Austin last week. We hosted our global team and select customers for BPMCAMP. And I couldn’t be happier with the final product.  It just gets better every year.By way of background, this is

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Visualizing Process, BP3 Style

[Note from Scott Francis: At BP3 we’re always thinking about how to create more value for our customers via process-thinking.  More recently we’ve been applying some great insights with visualization, data science, and user experience design.  The intersection of these

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Austin is a Great place to Grow a Business

I just saw an article in the Austin Business Journal – apparently CNBC has named Austin the #1 city for startups:Owing to its entrepreneurial bent, the quality of its labor pool and its booming population, Austin has been ranked by

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Paper Time Sheets?

The City of Austin is a wonderful place, but apparently the City government is keeping track of time sheets on paper.  For the last 17 years. AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City government’s 17-year-old, paper-based time keeping system has drawn the ire

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Culture: SaaS Companies and the Stall

Jason Lemkin’s post about SaaS companies stalling out at $20M s a good read. In it, he uses a fictional company that is growing 14% a month on a $5M base of annual recurring revenue to make a point about

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A Big Day for our Team

For nine years we’ve run BP3 for our team and our customers, funded only by the fruits of our own labor and the profits of our own enterprise.  Bootstrapping a business is incredibly rewarding. It presents constraints that challenge you

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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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