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Pros and cons BPM?

Hi experts,

I've been hearing lots of things on BPM, thats it is slow, not recommended, etc...but in practice, I dont really know what its like and what are the pros and cons.

Do you have any inputs about that?

Thanks a lot,

Kind regards,


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Business Process Management (BPM) has become a critical part of enterprise process management

Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. BPM activities seek to make business processes more effective, more efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. BPM is a subset of infrastructure management, the administrative area of concern dealing with maintenance and optimization of an organization's equipment and core operations.

A business process is a set of coordinated tasks and activities, conducted by both people and equipment, that will lead to accomplishing a specific organizational goal. The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI), a non-profit organization, exists to promote the standardization of common business processes, as a means of furthering e-business and business-to-business (B2B) development. To this end, the organization has developed the Business Process Modeling Language (BPML), an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based metalanguage for modeling business processes.

BPM(Business Process Management) is a structured approach that models an enterprise's human and machine tasks and the interactions between them as processes. BPM software uses a dashboard interface that offers a high-level view of the operation that typically crosses departmental boundaries. The dashboard integrates with all the applications that perform processes as well as related databases and can be used to trigger the start of a unit of work.

Evolving from document management, workflow and enterprise application integration (EAI), a BPM system can monitor and analyze tasks in realtime and set off alerts when specified limits are exceeded or a response is not received within a specified time.

Management for People/Machine Systems

For decades, systems that are entirely automated have more or less taken care of themselves. However, operations requiring a mix of people and machine procedures employ BPM as a higher-level management system that keeps track of them both.

Over time, a BPM system can provide historical data of human-machine interactions that might be extremely difficult to obtain from information systems, especially disparate systems from several departments or systems running on different platforms.

The BPM Suite (BPMS)

A BPM system may comprise a variety of independent packages or a comprehensive business process management suite (BPMS), which includes tools for modeling and analysis, application integration, business rules support, business intelligence (BI), activity monitoring and optimization. Advanced BPMSs provide a development tool for creating forms-based applications, which are often the start of many business processes.

The following r excellent websites on BPM giving the need for BPM :

An introduction to Business Process Management

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Business Process Management Essentials

Business Process Management

BPM Process Patterns Repeatable Designs for BPM Process Models

Business Process Management -Modeling to Execution


BPM Process Patterns:Repeatable Design for BPM Process Models

Patterns: SOA Foundation - Business Process Management Scenario

A BPM Roadmap

Clubhouse Las Vegas- A BPM Roadmap

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