Open Source

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 […]

BPM Software Vendor Buying Spree continues with Savvion being acquired by Progress Software Corporation

11/01/2010 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

Savvion gets swallowed up and gives us a better idea of possible values of BPM companies.

Going Paperless – the Challenges of Changing the Culture of Paper when implementing BPM Software

25/11/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The culture of paper in a business today is still considered important. It provides a means of support and evidence for activities that are carried out in a process. Any migration to an automated BPM system needs to consider how to change the culture of paper that most of the process actors will have grown […]

The Leave of Absence Request Process – Not so simple for many BPM and Form Vendors

19/11/2009 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , , ,

Designing a Leave of Absence Request Process is not as simple as one might think. Here we discuss some of the details to consider when creating this type of Human Resources Workflow.

BPM Culture Wars

3/11/2009 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , ,

In today’s hyperlinked world of iPhone, Facebook, Twitter, and countless other digital networking tools, it’s easy to assume that all organizations embrace technology as a better way of managing business.  However, it’s easy to forget that attitudes towards technology can vary greatly from one business to another, and can profoundly impact a business’ readiness to […]

A Lawyer and a BPM System walk into a bar…

29/10/2009 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , , ,

Have you heard the one about the lawyer and the mountain of paperwork?  No seriously, all terrible lawyer jokes aside, law firms need to deal with a huge quantity of documents on a daily basis.  The entire legal profession is based on paperwork and deadlines.  Effective management of that paperwork is vital to the outcome […]

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