Tag archives for SaaS BPM

Do the recent Amazon EC2 outages put in doubt the viability of cloud computing for mission critical hosted business applications such as hosted CRM, hosted ERP, and hosted BPM software?

2/06/2011 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

There is a lot of news at the moment regarding the safety of data and the viability of business applications in the cloud. And for those companies that are already using a hosted application such as hosted CRM, hosted ERP, or hosted BPM software, this recent news can be quite disconcerting.. After all a company […]

What constitutes Social BPM and what is the future of Social BPM Software?

28/03/2011 | Category: BPM, Facebook, Open Source, Social Applications, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , ,

The debate about the trends of Social BPM Software and Social Workflow Software continues to rage in the BPM Software blogs, forums, and linked-in groups.  It is definitely a debate worth having.  The BPM industry tends to lean a little to the right and be a little grey on top, so it makes sense that […]

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.

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 […]

Bridging business process gaps with web services

28/05/2010 | Category: BPM | Tags: , , ,

I want to go into some more depth on issues involving the the third type of business communication gap I mentioned in my previous blog: system gaps.  System gaps occur when information from one IT system, program, software, or database must be shared with another system.  In an ideal world, the two systems would be able to talk to […]

Cloud Computing aka SaaS for Business Process Management

4/03/2010 | Category: BPM, Industry Analysis | Tags: , , , , , ,

BPM in the Cloud with SaaS This post is my last in a series of posts examining past trends in the learning management software market to understand future trends in business process management. Over the last year or so, the buzz has been over cloud computing. The online training software industry embraced cloud computing when […]

BPM and SaaS – All the Hype

24/07/2008 | Category: Open Source | Tags: , , , ,

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is talking about BPM and SaaS again. Late last year Derek Miers blogged about the work he did preparing a training video for the Appian hosted offering. I wonder how that is going for Appian? Do they really have any clients using their hosted offering? […]

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