Gartner Research

Use the BPM Sweet Spot Framework to Identify the BPM Technology You Need

Published: 15 December 2011

ID: G00219262

Analyst(s): Jim Sinur, W. Roy Schulte , Teresa Jones, Janelle Hill , Michele Cantara


Process modeling, workflow, process execution, business rules and monitoring are among the many BPM technologies available. This research describes how to use Gartner's BPM Sweet Spot Framework to pinpoint the BPM technologies your organization will need to support its BPM initiative.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Use the Gartner BPM Sweet Spot Framework to Pinpoint BPM Technology Requirements
    • Assess the Frequency of Process Change Along the Horizontal Axis
    • Identify Responsibility for Process Change Along the Vertical Axis
  • BPMTs Vary in Their Ability to Satisfy the Key Tenets of BPM
    • The Whole Is More Effective Than the Sum of the BPMT Parts for the BPM Sweet Spot
  • Aligning BPMT Needs With the Four Corners of the BPM Sweet Spot Framework
    • Technologies for the BPM Sweet Spot Foster Business Agility
    • BPM for IT Agility Technologies Speed Time to Solution
    • Technologies for BPM Standardization and Manageability Drive Visibility and Accountability
    • Where BPM Is Questionable, Enterprise Applications May be a Better Fit
  • Summary and Recommendations

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