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Andrew Paier

Migrating to WebPD - The Missing Instructions

As IBM has indicated that they plan to deprecate the Desktop Process Designer for the BAW platform many of our customers are looking to understand how to move to using the Web Process Designer. ?Whil

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Artificial Intelligence for Pharmacovigilance

[Editor?s note: This guest post is the ninth in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech expe

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Digital Process Automation and Pharmacovigilance

Editor?s note: This guest post is the eighth in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech expe

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Does Your Pharmacovigilance Project look Like a Subway Map?

Editor?s note: This guest post is the seventh in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech exp

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Extending the Reach for Pharmacovigilance Professionals

There are multiple regulatory agency cooperative initiatives involving digitization and standardization like the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring VigiBase, FDA? Sentinel Initiative

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

The FDA: Serious Attempts at Consumer Awareness and Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Advertising of Prescription Drugs

While the use of DTC ads for prescription drugs remains controversial, the evidence is clear that direct-to-consumer advertising educates consumers about medical conditions, medical treatments, and pr

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Adverse Events and the Lighter Side of Drug Company Advertisements

Editor?s note: This guest post is the fourth in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech expe

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Industry 4.0: Accelerating Digitization, Harmonization & Patient Safety

Editor?s note: This guest post is the second in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech expe

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Pharmacovigilance: Good News and Bad News

Editor?s note: This guest post is the third in a series from Larry Taber, BP3?s Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech exper

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Pharmacovigilance Made Simple

[Editor's note: This guest post is the first in a series from Larry Taber, BP3's Digital Strategy Officer for Life Sciences and Pharma.?Larry has over 32 years of deep pharmaceutical and biotech expe

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Mind-Blowing Scientific Advances and the Business Process Impacts

A 2007 PriceWaterHouseCooper study found that pharmaceutical companies needed to transform the processes it uses to conduct R&D. Too many companies were investigating new molecules before they h

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Intellectual Property, the Drug Development Process, and the Ticking Clock

A typical pharma product or medical device requires 10 or more years to research and develop before gaining approval to market. The Medicines Development Process But consider this, once

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

A Fresh Look at Big Pharma

So who is Big Pharma, really??? Big Pharma is a term used to refer collectively to the global pharmaceutical industry, which includes pharmaceutical (innovators and generic), biotech, and medica

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Healthcare and the Digital Revolution

?Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art.? It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters ; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they can

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Task Federation on Cloud, Done.

BP3 now has a customer live with the next generation of task federation in IBM BPM. While the Brazos portal has always supported giving your users one place for their tasks even if you had multiple I

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Delegation is Hard

One of the more common request I hear from our process automation customers is a request to support task delegation in their solution. ?Many customers seem somewhat mystified that the process automat

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Digital Process Automation and Human Activity

I had a discussion today with one of our customers who has a very interesting approach to their Digital Process Automation practice. ?While not explicitly stated by them, I think a formal statement o

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Where are my Reports?

If you are using a BPM process at one point or another you have probably asked yourself, ?Where are my Reports?!?. ?I've seen it on every process transformation project I've worked. ?Everyone starts

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Can RPA Be the Bridge Between Two Speeds of IT?

Recently, we posted a blog with a video of a bot enabling "swivel chair" integration ( https://www.bp-3.com/swivel-chair-doesnt-work/ ). ?I wanted to take this topic a bit deeper and discuss the broad

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

The Power of Culture

[This is a guest post from our own Nate Straub] Netflix is interesting.? Their HR policies are even more interesting.? I?ve viewed the Netflix Culture powerpoint at least 5 times, witnessed the a

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 mos

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Making Users Happy with IBM BPM & 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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 visualizatio

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

History of 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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

A Great Debate???What Language For Data Science

[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] Programming languages i

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 ex

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

AlphaGo and What it Means for Artificial Intelligence

In the artificial intelligence and machine learning community the big story a few weeks ago was the ?Go? competition between the Lee Sodol and the computer program AlphaGo build by Google DeepMind

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 pr

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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. ]

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Riddle Me This?

If you have ever been to the BP3 office in Austin,Texas, you know that as you walk into the space, there is a large whiteboard on a back wall that everyone can see as they pass. For a while now, I've

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 t

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

#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, suppo

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BPM Migration: 4 Approaches to Success

This post is from Andrew Paier VP of BP Labs. BP Labs is an extension of our consulting services that provides white glove service to help our customers sleep at night. I like to think of it as th

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BP3 Delivers BPM Training to a Packed House

A couple weeks ago, BP3 successfully delivered BPM training for a training class to a packed room of enthusiastic users and process developers. The class was delivered over three days and targets b

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Custom Components in BrazosOpen

[Editor's note: This is a guest post from one of our developers Arda Tugay.? Arda is about to celebrate his one year with BP3 and we are very lucky to have him on our team. Here Arda describes

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Rapid Development With Brazos Open

[Editor's note: this is a guest post from our Brazos Open lead, David Parish.? He has spearheaded the development all the way through, producing a new, great, option for user interfaces for BPM.?

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Creating User Forms with Open Source BPM Engines

BrazosOpen is a toolset that allows you to create rich, interactive web applications for your BPM solutions. We give you a complete angular based set of HTML widgets that fully understand the OpenSo

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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 p

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

A BrazosOpen Primer

[Editor's note: Ryan Johnston is a solution architect on more than one BPM platform, and leads our business development activities for open source BPM solutions. As a fan of open source systems, h

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

#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

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Don't Do it... Yet.

Early in my career I had the pleasure of working on a consulting job in Atlanta, Georgia.??One of my friends on the project had previously worked with Neal Ford .??Neal has written or contri

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Mapping Web-UI to BPM

[Another guest post from Gary Samuelson, part of a series on Web UI and BPM UI.? This is a topic that BP3 has been confronting as it evolves over the last few years - giving us, perhaps, a unique

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Activiti Takes Center Stage at Alfresco Summit 2014

If anyone had any question about Alfresco?s commitment to Activiti BPM, their concerns should have been well and truly quelled Wednesday when?Thomas DeMeo, Alfresco?s VP of Product Management intro

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Congrats to Alfresco on their Fundraising

Not too long ago our partner, Alfresco (makers of Activiti BPM) announced a big fundraising round .? From the Register: Alfresco doesn?t reveal numbers, but claims 30 per cent annual growth,

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Is there any value in directly executing BPMN?

It's been a while since we were graced with a blog post from John Reynolds , but as always, his latest post was both thoughtful and thought provoking. In his post, John maintains that: "Dire

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

IBM BPM and Event Integration with SCA (Tuscany)

[Editor's note: this is another guest post in a series from Gary Samuelson, one of the foremost experts in BPM, and IBM BPM.? In this series he has been sharing his knowledge of architecture and BPM

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Activiti 5.16 Released

Its good to see that the announcement of Activiti Enterprise Edition hasn't slowed the release of community edition updates. To that end, Activiti 5.16 has just been made available for download her

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Our Strategic Partnership with Alfresco Software

We're happy to announce an expanded partnership with Alfresco, and their Activiti Enterprise product for BPM.? We've been involved in the community for years now, and it is time for both Alfresco and

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Business Process Management & Transactions

[This post is contributed by Gary Samuelson, from his blog post of the same name, complete with diagrams ] Though BPMN 2 supports transactions (in notation form) their implementation requires

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

A Data-centric View within Traditional BPM

[Editor's note: It seems topical and timely to re-publish Gary Samuelson's take on how to take a Data-centric view to your BPM efforts as a complement to the other prevalent process-centric and

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Promoting Code is a Habit

When talking to people about startup companies, there are several phrases that I?ve heard echoed by several successful people. ??Making a profit is a habit.? ??Shipping product is a habit.? ?Likewi

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Coach Views vs. Custom UI Development

A question that we encounter at a number of customers that have a decent amount of internal development expertise is ?Should we create our user interface for our process in IBM BPM or in another t

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Proprietary Software vs. Open Proprietary Software

[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Johnston, a polyglot BPM specialist and Solution Engineer who has worked with a number of BPMS software tools over the years.? He shares our view that

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Keeping Elephants Away

My grandfather used to tell the following joke - One of the people living in our town would wake up every morning, go out on his front porch, and let out a blood curdling scream. ?When asked

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BP Labs: Unraveling the Toolkit Dependency Problem

One of the great advantages BP3 brings to our customer base is our BP Labs team, which is constantly investing in software and methods to support our business and our customers' processes.?

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

The H1B Problem

Immigration is continuously in the news. ?As an IT professional I frequently hear people talking about various aspects of this as it impacts our industry, whether it be about off-shoring or in some

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Why Post on Developer Works?

[This guest post by Andrew Paier, Vice President of BP Labs, does a great job capturing our culture around participating in the wider BPM community and forums.? This blog, our participation in Dev

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

User Experience Matters. Or, Why We Built Brazos

Even though business users have been conditioned to expect a less stimulating experience from enterprise software, it is by no means indicative of their desire.? It doesn't have to be that way.

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Joins & IBM BPM: Diving Deeper

[Editor's note: This is another guest-post from Andrew Paier, our Director of BP Labs at BP3.  In this post he's examining how Joins work in IBM BPM.  There's quite a bit of material av

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

JSON Formatted Business Information through DOSGi (JAX-RS ReST Services)

[Editor's note: Today we're again taking a departure from markets and Apple and BPM vendors, to talk about something purely technical.? Gary has been a contributor to our blog over the last few

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

IBM BPM and Taskless Services

[Editor's Note: Taskless services are the kind of feature in IBM BPM that prospective customers don't have the context to evaluate.? Essentially, IBM BPM has two execution layers-? the BPD layer,

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BPM Integration with OSGi: JAX-RS and JPA

Click here for Gary's Original Post? [Editor's note: Today we're taking a departure from markets and Apple and BPM vendors, to talk about something purely technical.? Gary has been a cont

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Is IT Killing your BPM Success?

I find it ironic that it?s often the IT department that pushes for and obtains a BPM solution. Again, it?s the IT department that spawns the first BPM evangelists in the enterprise and sets out to int

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Program or Process: How do you decide?

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Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

It's not just about software: Who owns the process?

It's clear that organizations are recognizing the value of Process Management in their overall strategy. These organizations are researching, investing, and sponsoring projects in growing numbers to

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Why Use BPM Over Other Workflow Tools?

An interesting question was raised at the recent Lombardi Driven 2008 Conference. The question was (and I paraphrase): I am new to Teamworks, but I have a number of content management, asset ma

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

What?s this BPM doing in my SOA?

So you attended a technology conference one year and heard all about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and how your organization needs to devise an implementation plan now. Then the following year,

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BPM Mobility: Server Architectures Reviewed

Editor's note: This is reposted with permission of the Author.? Gary Samuelson's original post can be found here . Forward If you haven?t already done so I highly recommend you ?tool up? for i

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BPM Methods: A Change in Software LifeCycle

Editor's note: this is a repost of Gary Samuelson's post of the same title on his own blog, found here .? As in business, BPM projects either produce or fail. And, in varying degrees, BPM hones

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

Surviving BPM and a Lesson on Racing

Shared with permission of Gary Samuelson, original post here . The image is getting across the finish line in less-than-optimal conditions. As first-timer BPM projects go, let?s think of engine

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

BPM and the Promise that is Insurance

Not too long ago we were talking with an insurance company about claims processing and BPM.? Flournoy Henry, with years of experience in the Insurance business, thought he'd share a little bit of our

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

On The Direction of IBM?s Business Process Manager ? Advanced

[Editor's Note:]? Gary Samuelson joined bp3 full-time in 2011, after years of collaborating on-and-off.? Gary's been delivering BPM solutions for years, and has been deep into technology development

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020

My First One (BPM Conference, that is)

Note from the editor:? Peter has been working with BP3 for the last year and prior to that was a key member of his IBM Global Services team on document management software projects.? Here's Peter's i

Andrew Paier
July 7, 2020