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business process

An action taken in the course of conducting business. Whether manual or automated, all processes require input and generate output. Depending on the level of viewing and modeling, a process can be a single task or a complicated procedure such as building a product.

A business information system process typically means updating a database from a transaction such as an order or application form (transaction vs. master). See transaction, business process modeling, business processing and information system.
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The Emergence of ASD's "Top Down" Business Process Team
Using this model, since IT operations costs can be tied to a specific business process, IT portfolio management lends itself well to simplifying "make" or "buy" decisions for individual business processes, down to the IT infrastructure level.
We are excited to showcase Appian's BPMS vision and technology leadership at Gartner's Business Process Management Summit this year," said Phil Larson, Director of Product Marketing at Appian.
Business process outsourcing can help reduce costs between 10% and 70%.
Business process improvement teams can easily work together on processes, from anywhere in the world, and include additional participants at any time as needed, regardless of where they are physically located.
Small and medium sized organizations that want to make use of the power of Business Process Management can begin realizing ROI immediately because there are no significant up-front investments and minimum startup costs.
During the year, the company introduced two new products, Lombardi for Office 2003[TM] and Lombardi OEM Edition[TM], both of which are designed to further simplify the adoption and expansion of Business Process Management for end users and software vendors.
By bringing these functions together within a single product suite, webMethods Fabric enables a more collaborative and holistic lifecycle approach to business process integration, management and improvement.
Systar recognizes IDS Scheer as a pioneer in business process management and is happy to have them as an OEM partner," said Bertrand Bouhour, COO of Systar, Inc.
The Business Process Management market is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software sectors, with leading analysts projecting annual growth for the category to be 30-40 percent.
As an over-arching business process governance solution, this solution doesn't replace other business process intelligence and outsourcing management tools.
Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) suite software for Global 2000 companies as recognized by both Gartner and Forrester Research, in the Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2006, and Human-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q1 2006 research reports respectively.

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