{image class="alignleft"}
December 10, 2010

CFO of the Year Awards

If anything is clear from the 2010 class of top CFOs in the Washington area, it’s that the job description today reaches far beyond the traditional role of bean counter or money guy/gal...


{image class="alignleft"}
December 5, 2010

When does workflow become business process management?

While the Mitsubishi Corporation has been using the workflow functionality in IBM Cognos TM1 to standardise and streamline the budgeting processes across its regional European operations, media and publishing company Archant has been using the Appian Business Process Management Suite to remove repetitive tasks from its advertisement design and production processes and reduce its dependency on paper workflows...


{image class="alignleft"}
November 29, 2010

Appian CEO sees games as serious business

If you want to succeed in business, play games. Not the electronic ones or even the granddaddy of them all, chess...


{image class="alignleft"}
November 29, 2010

Appian helps Treasury unit boost business process management

Appian has won a contract worth $10 million from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to expand the OCC’s use of Appian’s business process management suite...


{image class="alignleft"}
November 21, 2010

FDA Turns To Appian BPM To Improve Efficiencies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will employ BPM from Appian and immixGroup to streamline and manage key business and governance processes. One goal of the five-year contract aims to speed approval and certification of medical devices...


{image class="alignleft"}
November 1, 2010

For Appian software firm founder, business is a lot like a game

Players of the game Magnet have a clear goal: Maneuver their king to the center of the board. But outside forces complicate the moves. Pieces can be pulled off course by a black pawn, or "magnet," or fall victim to a competitor who discovers your strategy...


{image class="alignleft"}
October 28, 2010

More agencies move toward the cloud

Agencies are being pushed to move their business process management into the cloud, according to Samir Gulati, the vice president of marketing and a senior executive at Appian, a leading business process management firm...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 31, 2010

Appian Application Granted ATO by Dept. of Education

An Appian application picked up an “Authority to Operate” (ATO) from the U.S. Department of Education...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 30, 2010

Netuitive, Appian advance cloud work with Amazon

Reston-based technology firms Netuitive Inc. and Appian Corp. on Monday each announced major steps forward in cloud-computing partnerships with tech giant Amazon...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 25, 2010

Appian Makes Major Enhancements to Appian BPM Suite

Appian, a major player in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, has immediate availability of the latest release of the Appian BPM Suite...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 24, 2010

BPM Suites Deliver Broad Support For Business-Led Process Transformation

Over the past decade, BPM suites promised to put the business in the driver’s seat for delivering process improvement to the enterprise. However, most of these promises fell flat, relegating the business to participate as backseat drivers directing IT on how best to steer process improvement...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 20, 2010

Is CIO the Right Person to Champion Process Improvement?

IT Business Edge blogger Mike Vizard kicked off a post yesterday with a statement that should be printed on shirts, plaques, posters, bumper stickers, shot glasses and what-have-you, with all of the swag marketed to CIOs...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 12, 2010

Revolutionizing Customer Service With BPM: Forrester Explains

Listen to my podcast with Connie Moore, Vice President and Research Director at Forrester Research. Connie will also be chairing Forrester's first Business Process and Application Delivery Forum, coming this October in Washington, DC, and in this podcast we discuss the latest in BPM, including optimizing the ROI of BPM, as well as how BPM can revolutionize customer service...


{image class="alignleft"}
August 10, 2010

John Jarrett Talks Implementing BPM Enterprise-Wide: Part One


{image class="alignleft"}
August 5, 2010

Appian Receives Deal from OCC

Appian won a deal from Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to provide the Appian BPM Suite for process automation and improvement...


{image class="alignleft"}
July 5, 2010

Speed dating, contractor style: Small companies use matchmaking events to find partners for bidding teams

They may not be as desperate as reality show bachelors or bachelorettes, but Washington-area federal contractors still need to find the perfect match with bidding partners that can help them win big contracts...


{image class="alignleft"}
July 2, 2010

AnyDoc Finds BPM Dance Partner

AnyDoc has become the latest capture vendor to pair up with a BPM/workflow partner...


{image class="alignleft"}
June 9, 2010

BPM To Streamline Soldier Rehabilitation

Two companies have teamed up to develop a specialized business process management application to streamline the delivery of rehabilitative care for U.S. soldiers injured in the line duty...


{image class="alignleft"}
June 7, 2010

A Case Management Success Story

When I interviewed Ed Moran, director of product innovation at Deloitte, he told me companies needed to develop success stories to illustrate the sometimes hard-to-quantify benefits of online communities and other social media...


{image class="alignleft"}
April 14, 2010

Where is Mobile BPM?

In increasingly decentralized organizations, with locations spanning multiple time zones and the always-connected mobile workforce, it is essential that information management catch up with the new way that we work on-the-move. Mobile Enterprise Applications are coming, even as they're already here...


{image class="alignleft"}
April 12, 2010

As BPM goes mainstream, so the bazaar overtakes the cathedral

Process improvement has been part of the business landscape for many decades...


{image class="alignleft"}
March 15, 2010

AKO/DKO Ensures Army/DoD Information Superiority

The Department of Defense recognizes that a modem information technology (IT)
infrastructure is a key component of creating more effective, efficient and responsive
business operations that can keep up with the rate of change in the business and
operational environments...


{image class="alignleft"}
March 4, 2010

Shared Purpose

In an economy still very much in recovery mode, the difference between success and failure often comes down
to pure speed—how fast can you resolve company issues? How quickly can you remove waste from your
supply chain? How rapidly can you lower costs? It’s towards solving these kinds of issues that business process
management was created...


{image class="alignleft"}
March 3, 2010

Appian Exec Sees Opportunity in “Fragmenting” BPM Market

The recent wave of BPM acquisitions is setting the stage for a new dynamic for how to discuss and define BPM / SOA projects...


{image class="alignleft"}
March 1, 2010

100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

When we established our list of 100 Companies That Matter 10 years ago, “knowledge management” was just beginning to be a recognized term in the boardroom...


{image class="alignleft"}
February 25, 2010

Storming The Bastille: A Populist Uprising In The BPM World?

During a recent internal jam session, Connie Moore and I were jamming on big trends we see coming together in the BPM space...


{image class="alignleft"}
February 3, 2010

SaaS business process management systems close…

Business process management systems can be costly and time-consuming, leading some organizations to turn to SaaS. But is SaaS BPM a fit for everyone..


{image class="alignleft"}
February 3, 2010

Appian Analyst Briefing: 2009 Overview and Future Outlook

Appian issued a press release last week on their growth in 2009, and had an analyst call today to provide more detail and answer questions. I attended their user conference in October, and was interested to hear their plans in the wake of recent BPM acquisitions...


{image class="alignleft"}
January 20, 2010

BPM: The Next Stage of End User Programming – Part II

In our previous BPM.com article, we examined the idea of using commercial BPM systems as a platform for end-user programming. That article focused on the feasibility of the idea; this one will focus on the desirability...


{image class="alignleft"}
January 19, 2010

Army Knowledge Online gets performance boost

As project manager of Army Knowledge Online (AKO) since mid-2008, Col. Earl Noble is working to transition the Army’s knowledge-based learning organization to a defensewide enterprise portal...

View the 2009 Media Coverage Archive