SAP Business Process Management

Availability and Performance Management Dashboard in Composition Environment (CE) 7.2 – Get benefit from the new release

Availability and Performance Management Dashboard in Composition Environment (CE) 7.2  – Get benefit from it Following the AJAX framework, SAP has integrated Adobe Flash islands mode in the new Composition Environment 7.2 version. In particular, the Availability and Performance Management it has provided comes as a dashboard giving you easy and quick access to all the key parameters and areas you will otherwise spend huge amount of time spending with …

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SAP Inside Track NSQ: Building Agile Business Processes with Business Rules

The first session I attended at the June 25th SAP Inside Track Newtown Square was Peter McNulty’s Building Agile Business Processes with Business Rules.  Click here to watch the recording.  I highly recommend it. Peter discusses when to use and what are business rules?  Business rules are a set of decisions/calculation mechanisms applied to a business process. Rules to apply this to would be:1) calculation rules2) validation rules3) decision rules …

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Why Business Rules Are Important in Real-World BPM

This is a quick blog to shine some light on James Taylor’s Webinar on business rules and decisions in BPM, and their relationship to business process.  Why is this important?  Here are a few things I’ve observed over the last year from researching SAP customer usage: Decision-making is a potential bottleneck in processes. Even if your process is automated, but your decision making isn’t, your bandwidth is only as large …

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The Business Processes of Enterprise Information Management

When I first started this blog, I called it “Processes of Master Data Governance”.  The point was to talk about the business processes related to creation and approval for master data elements such as new customers and products.  This is the most common application for BPM at SAP so far. But I feel like I’m part of a start up company inside the 4th largest software company in the world.  …

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Focus on Business Value is What Sets BPM Apart

It’s kind of funny that people still think of Business Process Management as a new or innovative approach.  When you actually look into the discipline, its just  a collection of the good ideas developed over the years about managing business initiatives, IT projects, and software development in one end-to-end methodology. What is eye-opening to me about the BPM approach, however, is the focus on business value throughout the entire cycle.  …

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Enjoy NetWeaver BPM – Part 3: Workflow Patterns Reloaded – NetWeaver BPM 7.20

You may have seen my article on workflow patterns and how we support them with our initial NetWeaver BPM 7.11 release. On the bottomline, there was a reasonably good coverage with this release, already. From a total of 43 (control-flow-related) patterns, we had full support for 30 patterns, even though some 20 patterns out of these required some extra modeling effort. For another 7 patterns, we had partial support, where …

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Typical BPM Workflow HOWTO on NW CE 7.1 Ehp1: Scenario 10 – Frequent update for role assignment

Hi all,    Well this is the last scenario (of the series for 7.1 Ehp1 at least). This 10th scenario is probably the top FAQ out of 10. By going through this one, you won’t hit the common technical pitfall! (I suggest to take a closer look at the 1 hour recorded session if you are interested in the demo.) Remark: The contents require beginner level knowledge of NW BPM on …

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Typical BPM Workflow HOWTO on NW CE 7.1 Ehp1: Scenario 9 – Comment area for the approval/rejection

Hi everyone,  Let’s discuss about the 9th scenario. This is another classic requirement from any workflow project. (I suggest to take a closer look at the 1 hour recorded session if you are interested in the demo.) Remark: The contents require beginner level knowledge of NW BPM on 7.1 Ehp1.   Scenario 9:  Comment area for the approval/rejection Solution  Generally you have two options: 1. Use the built-in feature of …

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