BPM.com Launches New Business Process Management Portal

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New site captures the unprecedented convergence of business and IT.

BPM.com – the online resource for business process management – has been launched. Business process management (BPM) is undoubtedly one of the top business issues facing organizations around the globe today. It is both a management philosophy – one that provides a process perspective to managing a business – and a category of software tools that provides companies with the capabilities they need to fully manage business processes.

As a software category, BPM has rapidly grown over the last five years. The advent of sophisticated process engines and integration infrastructures has made enterprise-wide BPM viable; the entire life cycle of a business process can now be managed through technology. BPM includes technologies such as business process modeling, process automation, process integration, process analysis, process monitoring, workflow management systems, and process-driven development.

"Never before have business and information technology converged to such a far-reaching extent," said Tony M. Brown, editor-in-chief, BPM.com. "Properly implemented, BPM technology becomes part of the fabric of the corporation, the beating electronic heart of its operations. We believe that over the next few years BPM will be recognized as a genuine source of sustainable competitive advantage for almost every medium to large enterprise. We also believe that how an organization implements BPM will determine the scale and nature of the potential advantage. Understanding BPM is therefore crucial to both business managers and IT managers."

BPM.com provides news and in-depth articles about both the business and technology perspectives of business process management. It has regular contributions from leading BPM analysts, including Delphi Group's Nathaniel Palmer, and Gartner's Jim Sinur, and leading BPM authors such as Peter Fingar, Keith Harrison-Broninski and Rashid Khan. It offers in-depth articles on all key aspects of BPM written by industry experts, latest news, white papers, vendor directory, events for your diary, and more.

"There is no doubt that something new is going on in business, though, to many, it may not be clear exactly what," commented Peter Fingar, author of Business Process Management and The Real-Time Enterprise. "Why is it, given two companies with approximately the same assets and number of skilled employees, that one struggles and the other grows profits? From where do those profits come? The answer is that they come from how the work gets done. This is what business process management is all about - the fusion of business operations and technology to the point of unity for breakthrough competitive advantage. Providing you the in-depth information you need to act on this sea change is what BPM.com is all about."

"BPM is less about technology and more about the business and the people," added Nathaniel Palmer, vice president and chief analyst of Delphi Group. "What is new, however, and what we are seeing right now in the market, is the ability now to adapt systems continuously to match the ever-changing business environment. This continuous loop of visibility and adaptability offers one of the first real leverage points for truly transforming business. This is why business managers and IT managers need to understand BPM – and BPM.com is positioned to be the leading online resource to help them do just this."

BPM.com is published by TCI Publishing, Inc. http://www.bpm.com

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