Selection Criteria Details for Business Process Management Suites, 2009

Archived Published: 02 January 2009 ID: G00163654

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Successful BPMS selection requires following a proven set of common practices, such as a weighted criteria spreadsheet, for establishing the importance of each of the 10 areas of BPMS functionality described. This research lists a universe of features to consider when selecting a BPMS.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 The BPMS and BPM
      • 1.1 The Philosophy Behind BPM
      • 1.2 Typical BPMS Usage Scenarios
    • 2.0 Overview of the 10 Major Areas of BPMS Functionality
      • 2.1 The Guiding Principles of a "Good" BPMS
    • 3.0 Detailed View of the 10 BPMS Core Components
      • 3.1 Process Execution and State Management Engine
      • 3.2 Model-Driven Composition Environment
      • 3.3 Document and Content Interaction
      • 3.4 User and Group Interaction
      • 3.5 Basic Connectivity
      • 3.6 BAM and Business Event Support
      • 3.7 Simulation and Optimization
      • 3.8 Business Rule Management
      • 3.9 Management and Administration
      • 3.10 Process Component Registry/Repository
    • 4.0 Overall Product Experience
    • 5.0 Prebuilt Frameworks, Models, Flows, Rules and Services
  • Recommended Reading
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