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I'm hearing things might be improving, to really deliver on BPM as opposed to simply workflow. That really should be emphasized a lot more than it has been, because a lot of customers will simply implement the process and leave it there, because the product maybe doesn't emphasize BPM as much as it should, as much as maybe they talk about it in the sales... more»
It's really helped our customers learn the process. Before you go into BPM you have to document the process. Working with the different groups that are involved with the process, there was good collaboration so they understand what the... more»
Right now we're about eight months in, and the processes are long. They can take multiple weeks, so we haven't had a chance to go through a number of those to realize the benefits. But just word of mouth, and talking to people using it,... more»
I would like to see more inclusion of RPA technologies. If we have more manual processes, we can use robotic process automation and integrate that in with the solution. Other than that, it's meeting our needs with what the requirements were.
From an architecture perspective, the thing that we like about it is the ease by which our development teams could pick the tool up. That was cool. The Process Designer is good. We like how we can drag and drop and link the processes up, that... more»
I'm not sure that it has improved our organization, per se, but the speed to market, delivery of our processes and rules that change constantly, it helps a lot with that. Also, not having to build our own and customize it is another... more»
One of the things that we are looking at is cognitive learning. IBM has another product called IBM RPA, I think, which is doing some of that stuff. We would like to see more of that with respect to cognitive learning and AI put back into the... more»
Turnaround time: It is easy to take a requirement, put it in the code, and deploy it. We have used a lot of out-of-the-box reporting on the process performance metrics. We have been able to make suggested changes to staff for this role or... more»
Some performance stuff around tasks and indexing. We know that there are changes coming in this space. A lot of the management stuff: It is a rather thick stack because you have to have WebSphere skills, IBM BPM skills, and an understanding... more»
As a developer, the biggest time-saver was its import/export features and versioning. Using template-based process objects and code, I was able to make extremely complex changes with a great deal of success and ease across hundreds of... more»
I used the product to develop a process orchestration “framework” to be used in systems integrations between customer and internal ITSM applications (e.g., primarily for Change Management, CMDB, Incident Management, Problem Management, and... more»
CA offers minimal public information pertaining to the performance drain the usage of some objects and operators introduce to processing. As an example, swim lanes within a process provide an excellent means of organizing operators within a... more»
* The user interface and ease of use as compared to some of the other products I have tried. * The ability to document the entire process within the same diagram and then generate documents in Word. * The ability to publish on the web has... more»
* I developed a complete Project Management Framework for the company's use which has been published for policy adoption by all Project Managers. * I developed and published a procurement governance framework which is extensively used in... more»
* Previously I rated the product with 10 but now i am down grading it to 8. * The system does not work well in Windows 8 (Full version) on tablet PCs. I had raised this issue and was told that it will not display the diagrams effectively due... more»
The automation, hands down. That's the future of our company and the direction we're going in. We are trying to automate as many of the processes as possible, so instead of taking two weeks to deploy a server it takes 15 minutes. We started... more»
It's cost effective. The time you get the applications up and running generates more revenue for the company sooner. Also personnel, it doesn't require as many people to be involved. Of course, money is number one within the company. But yet,... more»
I'm not quite sure, because the toolsets that are introduced out of the box are very helpful. Once you get that learning curve, when it clicks, it's kind of like a game to me. Once you have the personnel who can really get into it and really... more»
As a workflow automation solution, being able to route, approve and manage content is one of the few areas in SharePoint where there is a true ROI. Provides the ability to automate SharePoint processes (building sites, lists, updating... more»
In some instances, workflows I’ve built for customers have transformed the business, saving significant time and costs compared to manual, legacy processes. In several instances the savings have been enough to provide the ROI for SharePoint... more»
* Built-in reporting on-prem is limited and clunky at best. * Integration can be fairly technical, and often business rules inhibit product capabilities or force a developer to consider alternate methods for integration. * Hawkeye is emerging... more»
The biggest thing I have seen is when going from one version to another and upgrading to the latest version, it takes a pretty long time for an organization to go through an upgrade process. I think that's an area where they can make it a... more»
Enterprise Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
Mar 23 2018
What do you think of IBM BPM?
Since the blue-washing of Lombardi, IBM has introduced three
variations on the core BPM product in order to provide different entry level
costs to customers based on the how they intend to use the product
These levels are defined as
Broadly speaking Express and Standard differ in how the customer is
allowed to use the technology where Advanced edition differs in that it
allows customers to use WebSphere Process Server (WPS)
capabilities which have now been integrated into the technology suite
(this includes Integration Designer which is the new WebSphere design too and also Business Spaces)
Update: IBM is introducing additional changes to BPM Advanced edition that will result in a further divergence...
There is a component of this BPM pool - I can't recall the name. What it does is, it allows you to create various scenarios and then run them quickly, before actually putting them onto a tool. So I think that part of the tool is really... more»
In terms of the process automation and the workflow improvement, although, as I said earlier, we did not re-engineer the process, just the fact that there are lots of times when there is back-and-forth between the branch staff and the back... more»
Software development, right from start, was custom and tailor-made. The most changing parts of these software products are the interfaces to the internal and external worlds; interfaces to other third-party software products, databases, file... more»
I worked on an application integration project with MS BizTalk 2002 with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections at Camp Hill , Pennsylvania, USA, using File and FTP adapters. I worked with Cargus Systems at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on... more»
Bizagi offers phenomenal ease of use - building working solutions and making continuous improvements is very quick/agile and does not require a large technical team "behind the curtain" to assist with completing the application, resolving... more»
We work with clients in a variety of domains that are highly regulated or have strict compliance requirements - such as Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Oil and Gas and Manufacturing. In common with all of these, the ease of use... more»
Version 10.7 lacked capabilities for complex case control, but this feature has been included in the newly released v11 of the product. For very large projects and deployments, the automated "One Click" deployment wizard can sometimes take a... more»
It has brought huge benefits to our organization. In the past, we had some automated processes which were hard to implement along with all the business processes that went with it. We have been able to marry these two things, automating and... more»
We are still discovering the potential of the solution, so we are not at this stage yet. There is a lot still to discover and implement. Maybe in a couple of months or next year, we will be able to see what exactly our needs are. Maybe it... more»
Two things are valuable: * The system integration layer is valuable because this enables an organization to create a single point where all the key organizational master data is held in different IT applications across different functions,... more»
It enabled the development of a new safety critical equipment testing database and the integration of this with the inventory management system and the asset management system. As more systems are integrated, this solution enables a spider... more»
The product has developed considerably since I have used it. At that time, the use of system integration alongside the business process orchestration was cutting edge. Now, there are many more mature offerings including IBM BPM. I believe... more»
It has been used in multiple LOBs and a lot of benefits have been identified. There is a good return on investment, because some of them were using paper-based processing, and introducing BPM has actually improved the time involved. Regarding... more»
It's a bit technical, related to the instance of migrations. It's a tough thing to handle, in every new release, in every upgrade, that we have to do things in the applications or in the product. I think IBM is working on it but I know there... more»
Ajax services are most important to me, but currently we've moved them more into status closed. This is because we are using the HL7 version of iBPM. Thus, the one thing that I love about them is that they make it easier to integrate with... more»
It's ability to hand over processes. There are stages of the process from one user to another, and also the ability of keeping a session. Because I'm in a financial institution, where you are originating an account for a customer and could... more»
When you have to integrate files for enterprise applications. We call them ESIs. This requires a lot of work, because you have to first create the EF file and integration designer, which takes quite some time, before you can be able to... more»
Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 01 2018
What do you think of IBM BPM?
Primary Use Case
As a bank, any business processes which run on it: A treasury application A lost and stolen credit card application New accounts, etc. There are many use cases that are now administrated through one BPM processor. It has performed pretty well. One of the concerns, which is a question of our processes more than the product, we like to do a monthly release cycle and that is not fast enough for some people. Therefore, we have created a separate BPM that we call our DevOps box, which allows them to update it anytime they want. This is in production. We use it as a combination of machine processes and human processes. There is a workflow, then somebody kicks it off and enters the data. Some decisions are made automatically, and other decisions are made by human...
I think the best way it can be it improved, is to make it easier to install. It's a very complicated piece of software, and there are a lot of things you have to do to get it set up. It's not just running an installer. You install WebSphere. You install the BPM product, and there's a large host of other steps you have to do: run queries against the database,... more»
You can model and automate processes really fast. Most of the interface are very intuitive. Your team can work on it having basic training about databases and BPM modeling. The integration capabilities are useful, but identifying errors in... more»
We have some processes which were being executed using Office and other tools. After implementing Bizagi, there are measures of processes and we can improve the execution. In most of the scenarios, we enhance the traceability of the... more»
Paul has over 20 years of commercial experience in the IT industry having working in all areas of IT including both technical and non-technical roles.
He is currently consulting in the Enterprise Architecture space and particularly in Mobile Application Design, Business Process and Business... more>>
Neil Simpson is the founder and principal consultant of InnoVelocity, the leading US implementation partner for Bizagi, with a 10-year track record helping customers large and small achieve outstanding results with BPM, Case Management and Digital Transformation. Our nationwide team of 8... more>>
With 35 years experience in IT ranging from programming to architecture designs and vast experience in IT Management my goals are to research, innovate and implement:
(1) IT practices
(2) Business System Solutions
(4) Business Processes.
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Senior Engagement Lead/Program manager with experience in IT, Business Technology Operations and compliance in HealthCare/financial/banking/Media & Entertainment sectors with a track record of over 15 years.
Executive with proven track record in strategic planning and leveraging PMO to... more>>
Over 10 years IT experience of which 8 years on large scale IBM Websphere technologies , specialising on Websphere MQ, IIB, WAS , Websphere MQFTE ,BPM ,ODM ,ECM and SOA implementation based projects with expertise on design, development and admin of solutions using eclipse based tools like RAD ,... more>>
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In early 2001, I graduated high school, specialized in computers/office machines, and started working as a computer technician for Elkjøp Norge in Kristiansand. Shortly after, I was hired into Enitsør, a telecom company developing fiber broadband products, to administer their servers and network.... more>>
Senior level information technology and management experience. Industry background spans technology, financial, government plus healthcare, and includes Fortune 500 global companies. Extensive knowledge working with board members and business executives at all levels, managing large and complex... more>>
Network and Systems Engineer, with wide experience of networks, systems, applications - and integrating them.
CCIE (R&S), CCDP, CISSP, RHCE, HP MASE and Check Point CCSE certified.
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Work as BPM professional - Business Process Management
I am graduated in business administration with experience in large multinational company in IT and process management, fluent English spoken and written, international experience with study abroad.
I work a few years... more>>