Thoughts from #bpmNEXT Day 1

[Author’s note: first draft I seem to have replaced bpmNEXT with BPMCAMP – which is the reason you should not write blog posts after midnight at a conference, as I had some planning activities for our own BPMCAMP on my

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Speaking at BPM Conference Portugal

In this season of BPM conferences, with Interconnect in the review mirror, and bpmNEXT next week, I’m also looking ahead to the opportunity to speak at BPM Conference Portugal:  May 14th in Lisbon, Portugal. The year 2013 was marked by

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Emerging Market Opportunity in BPM

Historically, BPM has often been applied to businesses to improve operations.  Sometimes those operations directly support customers, and sometimes those operations are considered “back office” or internal. As BPM has matured, we’re experiencing a new market opportunity:  Software and Services

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All about Brazos Releases

We’re proud to announce three new releases as of Friday, March 27th.  Brazos Portal continues to be the very best user interface for organizing and completing process-based and task-based work.  Brazos UI is the best user interface for business process

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Bob Metcalfe, Internet hero, on Austin Startups

Loved this SiliconHills article on Bob Metcalfe and his goals for Austin.   Right down to the picture of him holding forth in a UT classroom, presumably, where he is mentoring University of Texas undergrads and professors on the art of

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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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Introduction to Rules-as-a-Service on Bluemix

[Editor’s note:  this is a guest-post by Justin Phillips, part of our UK team, and a fantastic expert on all things ODM.  His ideas and insights have made it into products and service offerings for more than one company. We

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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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Congrats to WP Engine

Nice to see the local investment climate in Austin is going strong.  Spredfast raised more money, and so have several other companies, and today comes the announcement that WP Engine has raised $23M to invest in growth: We now serve

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From the Monday Note: Breaking Laws

The Monday Note has a great piece on the Laws that Apple is breaking with it’s latest quarterly results.  The thing is, we hear these critiques leveled against much smaller companies all the time. At BP3, let me just relate

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Capital Factory, Austin, and Ireland at #SXSW

An interesting trend at SXSW interactive over the last few years has been the increasing presence of delegations from other countries.  It starts with their spaces on the Expo floor- increasingly large, welcoming, and showing off startups from home right

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HuffPo Reveals 14 Powerhouses you Need(ed) to meet at SXSW

Unfortunately Huffington Post didn’t publish this article until SXSW-interactive was nearly complete–  on Monday, March 16th – but they definitely put a good list of great speakers and powerhouses (who happen to be female).  So I guess these are the

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BPMNEXT is Next Week

We’re excited about bpmNEXT – and it is coming next week! March 29th through April 1st! We’re involved in two sessions at bpmNEXT: First, on Monday March 30th, at 10:30am, we have a panel on building a BPM ecosystem. Building

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What does Neches Do?

Recently I’ve been asked “What does Neches do?”. Although there is marketing information out there I wanted to give you the quick and dirty run down. So here it is, no fluff: Neches is a static code analysis tool for

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Smarter Process on Bluemix

[Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from our UK Delivery Director, David Brakoniecki, and was originally posted over on his blog.] Over on The Expert Integrated System blog, Claudio Tagliabue does a great job of explaining all of the

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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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The Trilogy Alumni Effect Recap: Slides and More #sxsw

Sunday morning I and three of my favorite Trilogy Alumni gave a panel discussion on the Killer Network – Trilogy Alumni and their affect on Austin and startups.  If you want to rate our session, use the SXSW Go application,

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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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SXSW Sessions

Without much ado, I’ve starred all the sessions that jumped out at me.  You’ll notice that in most time slots I can’t possibly be in 3 or 10 places at once. SXSW is the only conference I know where you

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A Weird Article about Keeping Austin Weird

This article from the BBC is a strange one.  It is generally positive but it oddly gets certain things exactly right (boots are perfectly good business meeting attire) and other things oddly wrong (no one goes to bastrop for the

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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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The Trilogy Effect at #SXSWi

It’s been 3 years since Lori Hawkins wrote about the Trilogy Effect in the Austin American-Statesman.  She and anyone else with an SXSW interactive badge will have another opportunity to look behind the curtain of the Trilogy recruiting and networking

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BP3 announces BrazosOpen Beta Program

BP3 is pleased to announce the beta availability of BrazosOpen for Activiti. BrazosOpen brings the industry leading user experience technology of Brazos UI for IBM BPM to open source platforms such as Activiti and Camunda.  First announced at last year’s

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Brazos UI Enterprise v3.17 Released

Editor’s note: The most popular user interface framework for IBM BPM is now even better with the latest release.  As seen in many sessions at IBM Interconnect, Brazos UI Enterprise makes a difference: faster releases, happier customers, greater development efficiency,

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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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Have a Taco, Be Happy

CultureMap posted a great take on Forbes’ list of unhappiest places to work–  Austin comes in at number 5! CultureMap says: Wait, what? What about our reputation as a top city for job seekers? And the fact that we’re a

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Why Neches?

BP3 recently announced the GA release of our tool for analyzing IBM BPM solutions – Neches. This is a product that I have been working on for many years. Those who know me well may be aware that baby versions of

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Starbucks’ Process Lab

Starbucks has an interesting experiment going on in their new Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle.  It sounds like a coffee process junkie’s dream: The space is designed to be both a playground for coffee nerds and an easy

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Austin: BBQ Ground Zero.

I might have possibly mentioned this before, but Austin is ground zero for BBQ.  And now there’s a new article to just confirm what I already knew to be true (confirmation bias anyone?). Oh sure, the article has shout-outs to

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K2 goes Big :: Looking at the Numbers

[Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from our UK Delivery Director, David Brakoniecki. He and I have long shared a fascination with how companies in our BPM market report their numbers: revenue, profit, growth, customers.  Here’s a cross-post of

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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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Process Management Architecture: Overview of Methods, Features, and Capabilities

[ Editor’s note: This guest post from Gary Samuelson is the first in a series.  Gary is a thought leader in BPM and Architecture, and we’re privileged to be able to share his work here!  Original article linked as well. 

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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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For Release: BP3 Global Announces Release of Neches for Analysis

We’re happy to announce the official release of Neches for Analysis: Leading provider of business process management software and services has released world’s first SaaS process application analysis tool. BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), leading provider of business process management (BPM) software

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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 Use a Better UI and See How You Feel

In my career I have often come up against sales problems. As an engineer, these problems can be frustrating, especially when you know that what you made is better than what is out there. One of our newer developers asked

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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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Jobs = Good

Well, that jobs report for January was better than expected (emphasis added): The U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Taken on its own, that would represent a solid number that continues a

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Misunderstood?

There’s a bit of backlash against Apple’s Dazzling Results going on. John Gruber of Daring Fireball does a good job refuting the “not that dazzling” thesis of Sampere, which reads in part: Apple used to revolutionize industries, announcing record sales

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bpmNEXT 2015 Program and Schedule Are Up

We’re really looking forward to the 2015 lineup for bpmNEXT.  This has been the best conference for innovative BPM technology for the previous two years, and 2015 promises to continue the trend. More on the program here. I’m honored to

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Making a BPM Power User

[Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Gordon, who will be joining us at Interconnect, come by our booth (307) to meet him, and other team members.  Gordon has been improving our education offerings especially in light of the

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Buried the Lede

In a recent BPM.com discussion on Case Management and CRM, the last response was from John Morris and he makes a really excellent point that may have gone unnoticed: CRM software, case-oriented or not, is not very good at helping

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Leveling Up

Start from the Premise: You want a Promotion I read everything Jocelyn Goldfein posts because her writing is so good, so clear.  After reading her post “How to ask for a Promotion” on Medium, I’ve been thinking about writing on

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Austin’s Good Year: 2014

Built in Austin has an annual report out on Austin startups. It has some great stats: $993M in funding, 123% increase. 1115 companies founded 31 exits $437M+ from exists! The article gives great props to Capital Factory, Bootstrap, Brett Hurt,

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Mobile BPM at IBM Interconnect 2015

Two of BP3’s best and brightest will be speaking about BPM Mobile adoption at IBM Interconnect this year! What: Driving BPM Mobile Adoption: IBM Business Process Manager in the Palm of Your Hand – 4406A Who: Ivan Kornienko , Andrew

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