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Austin: Home of the Breakfast Taco

Austin might be the live music capital of the world. But it is also the home of the breakfast taco.  Austin Eater recently published a great article on this staple of the Austin diet.Taco makers and food experts alike concur

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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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FOR RELEASE: BP3 Takes Home IBM Smarter Process Leadership Award

BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process management (BPM) software and services was the winner of the 2016 IBM Systems Middleware Smarter Process Leadership Award. This award recognize IBM Business Partners worldwide for their outstanding growth and performance, marketing activities, solutions

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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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Quartz: Tech Workers Heading to Austin

A recent Quartz article making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook claims that a growing number of engineers and tech workers are leaving Silicon Valley for New York, Austin, Seattle, and other places. Indeed.com found that the share of searches from

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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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#SXSW: Can Austin Take Top Talent from Silicon Valley?

In a panel discussion at SXSW-interactive this year, four passionate high-tech execs are going to debate whether you can take top talent from Silicon Valley.  While the title focuses on “Austin” the argument probably holds for any city other than

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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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Growing Up versus Shaking Up

We had a good smile the other day when we saw coverage of our company depicted as having a “management shakeup” at BP3.  I guess it looks like a shakeup, but what we’re doing is organizing, more than shaking!“The Austin

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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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FOR RELEASE: BP3 Global Announces Appointment of New COO

BP3 Global announces the appointment of their former VP of Services, Rainer Ribback, to Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Joining the company in 2013, Rainer brings over 20 years of software and service experience to BP3, and his passion for business

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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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Best Donuts in Austin

Now this is “Best” list I can get excited about: Austin’s best donut shops.  Of course, like almost any other delicious unhealthy food, Austin has quite a few good donut shops:Voodoo DonutLittle Lucy’sRound Rock DonutsGourdoughs (these barely still qualify as

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Business Applications in the Age of BPM

One of the best articles I’ve seen recently from a BPM analyst was written by Connie Moore.  Having left one of the major research firms, it feels like the kind of writing that might have been on her mind for

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The Stretch Dreamliner for the Win

Just flew to London last week – on the way out it was on an older 777 plane (it feels weird to describe the triple-seven as an older plane, but there you go).  On the way back, the plane was

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IBM Design

In case you thought IBM wasn’t serious about going all-in on Design, this article might persuade you.IBM has made its third acquisition in the space of a week — and its second in Europe — to expand its front-end design

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Austin: 4 Million More?

Apparently the Austin airport is near capacity and plans to expand are underway, to begin this year!Jason Zielinski, senior public information specialist for the city of Austin Aviation Department, said a $350 million expansion project is scheduled to break ground

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This post on Tex Mex is Making me Homesick

So Austin Monthly has put together the ultimate guide to TexMex in Austin, Texas.  Sign me up.Austinites know it’s not unusual to fill your day with Tex-Mex eats. From breakfast tacos in the a.m. to margaritas and enchiladas in the

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Nice Coverage in the ABJ for Austin Startups with Great Culture

The Austin Business Journal covered the recent recognition of 3 Austin Technology companies by Fortune Magazine:AcademicWorks, Square Root and BP3 Global Inc. share a spot on Austin’s tech scene as small, nimble companies developing software to solve clients’ management and

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Press Releases

Alexander Muse says your startup should never issue press releases.  He gives some great reasons why you shouldn’t.Press releases rarely get written about by journalists.  Because they are rarely even *read* by journalists. Massively successful startups apparently never issued a press

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For Release: BP3 Named Fourth Best Small Technology Company to Work For!

BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process and decision software and services has been named one of the 2016 Best Small Workplaces in Technology, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine.BP3

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Outcomes vs. Effort

I love this post from Tom Goodwin, on a radical change in how we work, by focusing on outcomes, not busyness. In its most simplistic form, this is “work smarter, not harder”. But Tom steers away from those stereotypes and

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Austin and Startup Funding in the News

Two articles recently covered Austin startup funding.First there’s a report on venture funding from the Austin American-Statesman, which claims a 20% increase in 2015:“A total of 99 Austin-area deals received $740 million last year, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Predictions for BPM in 2016

I’m not big on making predictions for BPM, but I’ve given in to the impulse from time to time.  Usually when people are making predictions, at some level they’re talking their own book.  In the sense that I’m bullish on

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Thoughts on the Tech Bust

Sam Altman wrote something two months ago that is even more interesting to revisit now that markets have corrected significantly.  He posited that perhaps instead of being in a bubble, we were actually in a bust.  His words would probably

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BPM Patterns: Replacing Systems

John Reynolds, now at BP3, previously wrote this post on LinkedIn on replacing core business features over time.  In the context of legacy systems, replacing core business features is a much more complicated proposition.  Effectively you’re stepping into the territory,

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US Economy Humming

In any economy, there are bright spots and rough spots. But the latest jobs numbers are encouraging – 292,000 hires in December on top of healthy numbers for the previous few months:In its monthly jobs report Friday, the Labor Department

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ABJ: BP3 Global CEO steps down, replaced by co-founder

The Austin Business Journal has covered our management change at BP3.  Now, if they knew Lance better, they would never suggest that he can be replaced.  But I will do my best to succeed Lance as CEO, to carry on

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Becoming Chairman of BP3

BP3 is on a roll.  We’re into our 9th year in business and things are better than ever – we just concluded a record quarter, and a record year.  We’re entering 2016 with some fantastic opportunities in front of us

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For Release: BP3 Global CEO Lance Gibbs Moves to Chairman Position

BP3 Global CEO and co-founder, Lance Gibbs, is stepping into a new role as Chairman of BP3 after nine years as CEO. Lance brought over 20 years of experience in IT and strategic business initiatives to BP3, and has led

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Requirements Failures for Major BPM Initiatives

Texas hasn’t had much luck lately with state-sponsored software projects.  In some cases, working software can be turned off if it was found that procurement processes were undermined.  In a case recently coming to light, Texas is doubling down on

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Raising Money in Austin

There are two common themes regarding Austin and startups over the last 5+ years:Austin is a great place to start a companyYou can’t raise money in AustinIt seems like these two themes would be mutually exclusive, but they’re not.  They

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Thoughts on Performance Reviews and Organizational Innovation

We do a few things unconventionally at BP3.  And people who work here probably have heard me, at one time or another, advocate that you can over-think the innovation in your company when you try to innovate too much with

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7 Vendor Selection Failure Modes in BPM

Vendor selection for major projects has never been easy – whether they are BPM projects or not.  It’s even more difficult in State governments where there are many rules for participating in state contracts and state projects.  These rules effectively

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Culture and Business Models

Does culture dictate which business models will be winning ones for a company?  Or does the business model dictate which cultures can be successful?In a post on “Killer Cultures” by Jean-Louis Gassée, he explores how different culture can be between

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2015: Year in Review

It’s feels like a bit of a broken record to say that 2015 was a good year for BPM and BP3 – but a good year it was.  BPM continues to penetrate the corporate landscape, and continues to generate ROI

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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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