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4 months ago
Many of the answers below focus on technology. What you really need to focus on is the goal of architecture management.  Who is the target audience? How will architecture management (however you have defined it) relate to the business goals of this audience? What are you…
4 months ago
Hi Bruce, Could definitely help you if you were using QualiWare as an EA toolset. We have a direct conversion routine that brings everything across (diagram geography, objects, relationships, all attribute information, etc.).  Regards,  Kevin
5 months ago
I would suggest QualiWare. You can get the easy to use cost-effective web-based QualiWare Plus and Collaboration licenses (details below). Put this in a SaaS cloud for a year (we offer that in North America - see  SaaS Pricing Billed Annually - CloseReach Ltd.) while you…
5 months ago
@Gonzalo Amor In our experience RPA tools are the domain of the IT guys.. they still need a guide governing the design of the automation to meet the business side's needs - that is the value of a BPM or EA tool that also has requirements traceability capabilities. Model…
5 months ago
We have implemented Cherwell Service Management - once SaaS and once on-premise.  SaaS solution was up and running in days with a couple of month's of process customization to follow (organization size was <1,000 employees). The on-premise solution was more involved and…
5 months ago
Still looking for a low cost Cloud offering - CloseReach offers fully functional EA/BPM subscription based QualiWare deployment hosted on Azure with web publishing of all content. Don't need to be an EA tool expert - start with the easy to use web modeling tool. The STARTER…
5 months ago
BPM does not exist in isolation and needs to align/integrate with other IT and business initiatives. We recommend QualiWare to our customers. The easy to use web interface easily accommodates all parts of the organization from content consumers to business management as well…
5 months ago
RPA is only part of the organization's automation activities. Cannot exist in isolation and needs to be incorporated into service improvement activities and overall organization strategy.
5 months ago
Definitely complimentary.  BPM is all about process improvement, organizational collaboration and implementing organizational change.  RPA Automation of a bad process does not make it a better process - just means that you are doing things poorly faster and with perhaps…
5 months ago
@Gonzalo Amor Not sure I agree with you since BPM is all about process improvement, organizational collaboration and implementing organizational change. Automating a bad process does not make it a better process - just means that you are doing things poorly faster and with…
6 months ago
We have large and small Canadian customers using QualiWare as their Project and Application Portfolio management solution. Very flexible and comprehensive solution that can be easily configured to meet your needs. Simple browser interface for maintaining and analyzing the…
About 1 year ago
In our experience, BPM initiatives fail for two key reasons, firstly lack of a business champion - IT might think it's a good idea or a hot topic but without business buy-in and a C-level (or equivalent) champion you are on the road to oblivion. The second reason is lack of…
About 1 year ago
I must admit I am a bit biased but QualiWare is the tool that you are looking for. Whether for just business process management (using any number of notations including BPMN), to add risk management with controls, or as a full-blown Enterprise Architecture tool that can feed…

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Personal experience: Over 40 years IT, project management and business experience with the last 11 years in the business/IT architecture, business process management and quality management space. Extensive experience with enterprise archite4ct and quality management tools and deployments working with organizations of all sizes. Customer focused approach and can deal with all levels from C-Suite to Operations.

Company (CloseReach) experience: Manages a high-performance team of EA, BPM and Quality Management/Compliance specialists.

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