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Focusing Your Business Process Analysis Tool Selection

Published: 26 August 2009

ID: G00169320

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar, David Norton


Business process analysis and modeling needs are too diverse for one tool market to support. Here, we examine the different types of BPA tools and the scenarios for their use in support of business process improvement initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Collaborative Roles With BPA
    • A Closer Look at BPA Tools
    • How the Roles Use BPA Tools
    • Reference Architecture for Collaborative BPI
  • Buyer Focus Areas
    • Overview: Enterprise BPA Tools
    • Overview: BPA as Part of a BPMS
    • Overview: Low-Cost, Easy-to-Use BPA Components of BPMSs
    • Overview: Low-Cost, Easy-to-Use Niche Enterprise BPA Tools
  • BPA With Other Important, Complementary Business Analyst and User Tools
    • Microsoft Office and Visio
    • Other Low-Cost, Easy-to-Use BPA Tools
  • Matching BPA Tools to Roles and Needs
  • Two BPA Tool Markets
    • Market 1: BPA as Part of a BPMS
    • Market 2: Enterprise BPA
    • Matching the Two BPA Markets to the Roles and Needs
  • The Future of the Enterprise BPA Tools Market

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