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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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Brazos Adoption is going Global

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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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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BP3 on MWD’s Radar

On the heels of new product releases Friday, it feels like an appropriate time to talk about an analyst report on BP3:MWD recently published a report in their “on the radar” series about BP3 and our market-leading Brazos UI offering. 

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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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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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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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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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#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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Announcing #Brazos Portal 1.13.1

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

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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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Recommended Sessions for Monday Feb 22 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

Continuing a tradition from previous years at Impact, we’re sharing our thoughts about the best sessions at IBM’s Interconnect conference. The conference is again spread across two hotels this year, which is going to take some getting used to.I always

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#IBMInterconnect: Mobile-Enabling Your Business Process Using Coach Views: Lessons Learned at Zion’s Bank

There’s nothing better than looking up a conference schedule and seeing a customer presenting, and calling out your product in the process – better yet, when it is a surprise!Zion’s Bank is presenting at Interconnect on their experiences with mobile,

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#IBMInterconnect: Process Maturity in Real Life

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.This might be the only session of its kind at Interconnect – a panel discussion of BP3 and IBM customers discussing how they leverage Smarter Process in their businesses.  These are

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#IBMInterconnect: Creating Change in Healthcare with BPM at Kaiser Permanente

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.Kaiser has been at the forefront of adopting a service oriented architecture and BPM in its practices over the last few years.  Come to this session to experience and interesting use

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#IBMInterconnect: Creating Lasting Process Change in Wells Fargo Enrollments with IBM BPM

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.Wells Fargo was an early Lombardi customer, believe it or not, and they’ve brought BPM forward with IBM BPM since the acquisition in 2010.  Years later, Wells Fargo is still demonstrating

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#IBMInterconnect: BPM in the Palm of Your Hand… or on your Wrist!

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.This year at Interconnect, BP3 is participating in 4 great sessions that will help any BPM practitioners out there raise their game.  This week we’ll publish a series of blogs about

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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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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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Announcing: New Brazos Portal Release

Brazos Portal v1.11.1 is now available for download. Customers who have Brazos Portal support can find their customized Brazos Portal v1.11.1 build in their custom download articles which can be found here.This release of Brazos Portal includes bug fixes and

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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.4.3

And right on the cue, after the first partner resell announcement yesterday, today we have a new Brazos UI Enterprise version available to all Brazos Enterprise customers. Brazos UI continues to set the pace for UI frameworks for IBM BPM –

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BP3 and IBM: Cloud, BPM, and Bluemix Oh My

Nice article from Carolyn Rogers, capturing and interview and conversation we had at SXSW-interactive back in March 2015. We’ve been fans of Bluemix and not just because some of our old colleagues from Lombardi are heavily influencing the direction and design. 

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Death by Thousand Cuts, Prevented

We’ve often told customers (and anyone else who would listen) that our projects tend to cost less, finish faster, and stall less often than the projects with other vendors.  And they go to production more often than the other vendors

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Bob Golladay, IBM, and BP3

To open day 2 of BPMCAMP, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bob Golladay, the IBM Smarter Process Leader for Europe.   We wanted to bring Bob to our event for two reasons:  first, because Bob has been instrumental in

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Brazos UI Releases: Enterprise and Lite 4.1

If you’ve been waiting for a refresh of our Brazos UI Lite toolkit, version 4.1 is the version you’ve been waiting for – if this is the first time you’ve registered with BP3, however, try this link instead, which explains

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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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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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MWD on IBM Customer Analytics

I’ve always liked the research MWD does, not because I always agree with it but because they give you a read that still had rough edges on it that, rather than being smooth and shiny. In a recent blog post

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IBM’s bpm/DEV blog covers BP3 and Neches Analysis

A big thank you to our friends at IBM and Jim Casey, the author of a blog post on the bpm/DEV site that IBM hosts. BP3 has been in the Smarter Process game for a while. You may have used

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

The introduction of Case Management in IBM BPM 8.5.5 marked a leap forward for the platform by introducing support for unstructured workflow, along side Business Process Definitions. This post will present a client implementation where the feature proved valuable and introduce Brazos for Case. Case

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An Interview with IBM, from #SXSW

While attending SXSW, I did a casual interview with some folks from IBM, who had a large presence in and around the conference this year. From IBM’s perspective the focus was on IBM SoftLayer, IBM Cloud Marketplace, and IBM Bluemix

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Who Presented at #BPMNEXT

The bpmNEXT conference is a gathering of all the most innovative vendors in BPM every year. This is its third year of operation, where vendors give a short presentation and then dive into a 15 minute demonstration.  The demos are

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Magic Quadrant Time

(Side Note: Ever notice that “Gartner Magic Quadrant Time” can be chanted to the tune of “Peanut Butter Jelly Time“? ) The real surprise is that Gartner put out another magic quadrant only one year after the previous quadrant.  Gartner

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Is Lexmark the OpenText of Capture+BPM?

Once I tongue-in-cheek referred to OpenText as the “We buy houses” of BPM, but it appears that Lexmark is following in its footsteps, albeit with a focus on document capture as well as BPM.  Not really a fair comparison as

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Brazos Takes over #IBMInterconnect

Later in the afternoon, I attended the Smarter Process keynote.  David Millen brought out several customers in this session:  BMI, Kaiser Permanente, to name two.  Given the wealth of fantastic customer presentations, I would have liked to see more product

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More Highlights from #IBMInterconnect

I have to share some additional highlights from IBM’s Interconnect conference.  On Monday, after the General Session, I joined several executives from IBM’s European operation and from BP3 for lunch, to continue discussions started in London and Germany.  We’ve been

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#IBMInterconnect Thoughts from the Keynote onward

Yesterday I wrote about my overall impressions of the conference, at a 10,000 foot level, and specifically how it feels having Smarter Process not at the center of attention. Today, let’s turn to the event itself.  Sunday was for partners,

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Neches Analysis – Revealed [Video]

For those of you who missed the Neches demonstration at IBM Interconnect two weeks ago, we have a treat:  a step-by-step tutorial of Neches for Analysis in action. BP3’s Neches Analysis Explained from bp3 on Vimeo.   Or if you

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#IBMInterconnect Smarter Process Impressions from a Partner

  So I’ve had a week or more to reflect on IBM’s new mega conference, Interconnect.  As an attendee, it was one of the best conferences I’ve had since I started attending IBM conferences at Impact 2010, after the purchase

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces Partnership with BTP to Drive BPM User Experience in Australia and New Zealand

We are pleased to announce our newest partnership:   BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), leading provider of business process management (BPM) software and services in North America and Europe, and BTP Australia (BTP), a leading provider of Business Process Management Solutions for Financial Services,

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BPMCAMP: In about Six Months…

The best practitioner event in BPM is in six months: BPMCAMP 2015 in Austin. Two years ago, we decided to run our internal all-hands meeting like a mini-conference. Last year, we invited a few customers down to Austin to join

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Brazos + Brazos = Process in the Palm of Your Hand

[ Editor’s note:  You didn’t think we’d go to an IBM conference without updating Brazos, did you?  Of course you didn’t.  Brazos Portal 1.5 is another big step forward with shared views & templates, which further put it ahead of

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Thursday February 26th

Okay, if you made it this far, you’re near the end!  The last day is a shorter day and we’ll keep the recommendations brief! 9am: Aetna’s Vision for a Healthier World – Palm C – Aetna uses a lot of

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Wednesday February 25th

We’re not done yet. Wednesday features some more good sessions. The 8am sessions: Moving Banking Back office operation to IBM BPM, Banco do Brasil‘s Approach – Palm D – If you’re like me and you’ve seen the Novo Banco presentation

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Tuesday February 24th

Continuing with recommended sessions for Tuesday! In the 8am slot: Managing your Business Process Data for Performance and Scalability – Jasmine Ballroom B – IBM gives recommendations for how to scale your data maintenance strategy.  (Side note: BP Labs has

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Monday February 23rd

Continuing a tradition from previous years at Impact, we’re sharing our thoughts about the best sessions at IBM’s Interconnect conference. The conference is spread across two hotels this year, which is going to take some getting used to. But as

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Customer Experience and BPM

Forrester’s Clay Richardson, Craig LeClair and others published a report titled “Predictions 2015: The Age of The Customer is Set to Disrupt The BPM Market“… The premise for the article is that customer-centricity is disrupting the BPM market, and changing

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