Open Source

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 […]

Some More Key Questions to Ask About Business Process Software – Business Perspective

30/03/2010 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , ,

As I mentioned in a previous post, as I was working through my list of the Top BPM Software Pitfalls to Avoid, I also started to think about some of the many questions that organizations should ask themselves when choosing a BPM tool. Again, it is a good idea to consider these questions before you […]

Taking the “Human” out of Human Resources Workflows?

18/03/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

By taking labor-intensive human resources processes (like a leave application process or expense report process) and automating them with BPM software, HR workflows can become more streamlined, more efficient, and best of all, nearly hands-free. But as I wrote about in my last blog post, employees can get confused, upset, and downright scared by workflow […]

How to Increase Employee Satisfaction with BPM Software

15/03/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , , ,

When we think about business process management software, we often focus on business process management from an administrator or manager’s perspective.  Much emphasis is placed on the benefits BPM software offers to an organization as a whole; specifically, the efficiency tools it offers to managers and the impact of BPM on an organization’s bottom line. […]

Open Source Business Process Management Software

11/03/2010 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , ,

I just completed a series of blog posts about LMS trends and what they might forecast for BPM trends. One area I did not tackle was open source software. I can’t look at the open source topic in quite the same way. Both markets have quite a few open source options. At least 50 open […]

How to Automate Human Resources Forms with BPM Software

8/03/2010 | Category: Open Source

In my previous post I talked about the similarities of BPM software to a GPS system; namely that BPM software walks an employee step-by-step through common HR business processes (such as a leave application) just as a GPS system provides driving directions.  I’d like to highlight, however, a key difference: unlike a GPS system, BPM […]

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