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Designing workflow software steps as actionable messages in email or facebook messages

5/01/2011 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , ,

There is a definite tendancy among companies I work with to implement more and more activities in their business processes “outside” the web login.    In one of my previous posts,  I explored the primary driver behind this tendency – the worker’s attention span is already used up by too many applications.  As a result there […]

Why is there no Marc Benioff in the Pure Play BPM Software Industry?

21/12/2010 | Category: BPM, Industry Analysis, Open Source, SAP | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Two companies were really the pioneers in the Cloud BPM space – Nsite and ProcessMaker (disclaimer – I am the CEO of the latter), both launching SaaS BPM services at around the same time in 2005. Nsite got gobbled up by Business Objects which intern was gobbled up by SAP. I must admit, Nsite was a very cool product way ahead of its time and was giving ProcessMaker a good run for its money. But, inside SAP, Nsite basically died.

What BPM Software and Workflow Software can learn from Zynga about Facebook

15/12/2010 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: ,

But from the standpoint of an application like BPM Software and Workflow Software, we are pragmatists. We simply need to find the most effective vehicle to bring our functionality to users, right? So should we care if this bpm software runs through Facebook or Twitter in the future?

Top 10 applications open on your worker’s PC, and why BPM Software and Workflow Software is not one of them

13/12/2010 | Category: BPM, Business Applications, Collaboration, DMS, Facebook, Open Source, SAP, Social Applications, Social Media, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , ,

Worker productivity today is related to the software applications your workers use. So, if we look at the average worker in a mid sized enterprise, what software are they really using. Here are the Top 10 applications they are using.

Another Cloud Bites the Dust

14/09/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , ,

More and more cloud application companies are going bust. How can you protect yourself?

Ideological Fanaticism + Open Source Software = Open Core Debate

15/07/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Open Core debate takes a fanatical view on open source and serves no true purpose.

May I take your order? BPM mashups through web services

30/05/2010 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , , ,

I’ve been blogging lately about web services, and how they relate to business process management software.  To make a long short, BPM software packages can leverage web services to expand the BPM software’s reach and broaden its ability to share information, not only with users and databases directly in the BPM system, but also with […]

Using web services to expand the reach of BPM software

29/05/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , ,

In my previous post, I mentioned that many companies are using web services to share business process information among different systems.  So how do web services and business process management software relate to one another? In many ways, the goals of BPM software and web services are the same:  to facilitate the flow of business […]

How effective is your Employee On-boarding Process?

16/04/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , ,

When a new hire arrives at your door, the employee on-boarding workflow is the human resources process by which she is introduced to and becomes engaged with your company.  An effective employee on-boarding process can make the difference between establishing a positive and productive relationship with the employee, and setting the employee up for failure. […]

Simple Solutions for 5 Common HR Workflows

6/04/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

Recruiting and managing the right people is perhaps one of the most important keys to business success.  Managing HR workflows can also be a tremendous challenge.  No matter how large or small an organization, human resources management has a profound impact on business operations, affecting managers, administrators, staff, and employees alike. So its no wonder […]

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