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What are business process experts and what do they do? Our sister site, SearchSAP.com, talked with Helen Sunderland, platinum consultant at SAP Canada and Marilyn Pratt of BPX This pod cast provides key skills for success, tips on landing a project, and what's next for the SAP BPX community.
With SAP BPX and In general, the future of business process management seems to lie in its partnership with service oriented architecture (SOA). It was the hot topic at this year's ARIS ProcessWorld conference in February. SOA powered business management processes creates new flexible capabilities, including real-time business analytics. In this interview, Kirchmer emphasizes the value of knowing your business processes inside and out, in order to get the most out of the flexibility SOA offers. He says the most successful marriages between SOA and BPM begin with well-documented business processes.
The flexibility that Service oriented architecture (SEO) offers business also creates more complexity. The more freedom end-users have to customize a business process, the more potential for problems. This challenges value added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) to be creative when implementing the technology. In this article excerpted from our sister site SearchSAP.com, Industry analysts from Gartner and IDS Scheer discuss the challenges and benefits of BPM and how to approach a workflow process solution successfully.
Now that business users have the SEO tools, they can call the shots when it comes to process management, forcing technology to align with business needs, rather than the other way around. The good news is that since technology and business process are so inextricably linked, business-users see the technology and business processes as equal in importance. In this Q&A Kiran Garimella, VP with the CTO's office at webMethods and author of The Power of Process, talks about how to bridge technology and business through business process by implementing a strong communication model between business analysts, quality experts and subject matter experts.
This was first published in June 2007