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Leveraging the Value Proposition of SOA: How Enterprise Architecture Helps Organizations Analyze and Develop Their Services Strategy

This SOA paper discusses the benefits of SOA as an architectural principle that opens the door to using IT technology in new ways to help improve efficiency and productivity. Along with an enterprise architecture – the intellectual component of an SOA – organizations can approach SOA as a new way to enable architecture instead of another new technology to move data.

A New Foundation For The Shifting Sands Of The Communications Industry: Business Process Management

This Solution Brief highlights the issues facing both communications equipment providers and telecommunications carriers as they strive to deal with a changing competitive landscape of hybrid players, legacy systems and customer churn. Case studies from the biggest and best telecommunications companies show you how IT and Business have used BPM (Business Process Management) disciplines and technologies to streamline mission-critical processes and gain competitive advantage.

The Productivity Paradigm-Shift: Enabling Business Efficiency through Collaborative BPM

Today, most BPM tools see human task as an end point - making an accept, reject, or delegate decision. The system is oblivious to what that person needs to arrive at a decision - who he needs to talks to, the documents he needs to reviews, the people he must email. In order to capture the totality of the process lifecycle, BPM must enable collaboration - not just in in aligning business and IT goals and deliverables during the development cycle, but with functions that capture and promote end-user productivity.

Leveraging Data Models to Create a Unified Business Vocabulary for Service Oriented Architectures

Early SOA initiatives generally focused on defining business services first, and worrying about the data later. Today, we acknowledge that services and data must work in concert to produce coherent and well-aligned service architectures. The unifying elements in the architecture include a shared definition of business information structure, validity and vocabulary – in other words, the metadata.

Process Discovery - The First Step of BPM

How do you pick the process that best addresses corporate objectives, current problems and feasibility concerns?Every company considering an investment in Business Process Management (BPM) practices and technology asks this question. This is called process discovery. It is a crucial capability for your organization. Learn about the challenges of process discovery, what capabilities you need to develop and how Lombardi’s Blueprint can help you get started with BPM.

Why Runtime Governance is Critical for SOA

With SOA services now in production within many organizations, system architects are realizing that the most critical control/governance issue is in runtime. Data point after data point has demonstrated that many SOA implementations are just not working in production as designed or expected. Problems range from service interruptions to entire business processes failing, to compliance risks that generate costly delays and lengthy triage cycles. As these problems continue to pile up, runtime governance is now taking center stage for companies launching and utilizing SOAs.

Improving Product Lifecycle Processes To Drive Business Agility

Are you a product-centric enterprise striving for agility in bringing quality goods to market faster? Do you deal with a complex value chain with multiple handoffs and contingency points? Business Process Management (BPM) solutions help companies like yours turn product lifecycle management into a competitive weapon. Download this informative solution brief now to see how leaders have transformed their order management, product planning, and channel forecasting processes to capture more customers and nimbly respond to market changes.

Next-Generation BPM: Creating the Strategic Enterprise

In its simplest form, business process management (BPM) is the definition, modeling, execution, automation and management of business processes. Organizations worldwide use BPM to coordinate workbetween people and systems, with the ultimate goal of improving organizational efficiency, responsiveness and reliability.

SOA with Six Sigma Methodology: A Process for E-business Development

SOA is a “thinking process” rather than an architecture tool or a method framework.Six Sigma is a measure of quality that strives for perfection. It is attributed as a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects. It is also a way to enable the evaluation / re-evaluate of an organization / project's financial benefits and to verify them.

Making Intelligence Actionable: Business Process Management and Business Intelligence

Are your BI systems loaded with untapped potential that can increase your company’s success? Make all that intelligence actionable with process management solutions and boost performance metrics by magnitudes.Download this informative solution brief, "Making Intelligence Actionable: Business Process Management and Business Intelligence."Enterprises combining BI & BPM report significant performance gains and efficiencies. See how!