Gartner, Forrester and More Predict the Future of Business Process Management Software at Appian World 2012

It’s an exciting time for business process management software. As the technology drives deeper into the mainstream of enterprise IT, it is intersecting with enterprise mobility and social business collaboration efforts. As more BPM projects mature into enterprise-wide process improvement programs, Cloud BPM is offering a new way to scale BPM initiatives. As Big Process meets Big Data, organizations are re-thinking the relationship between the two.

So what does it all mean – and how do you get ready and execute to get the most value? The slate of industry analyst keynote sessions at Appian World 2012 – from Gartner’s Daryl Plummer, Forrester Research’s Clay Richardson, noted BPM expert and Column 2 blogger Sandy Kemsley, and MWD Advisors’ Neil Ward-Dutton – has your answers.

Day One of the conference opens with Daryl Plummer talking about the four forces that are re-shaping IT. They are, of course, Mobile, Cloud, Social and Information (or, Data).  Daryl will put these in a process perspective and help you understand how to leverage them to achieve Break-out BPM software results.

Day One closes with a keynote from Sandy Kemsley. Of all the major trends impacting BMP right now, the most problematic is many ways is Social. Beyond figuring out how to make it work for business, Social presents a host of change management issues that go well beyond technology. Sandy will examine the broader impact of Social on the enterprise.

On Day Two, Clay Richardson will kick things off by looking at how to tame Big Process. The future of process is splintered. New channels, new patterns, and a requirement to get better at handling chaos in the name of customer engagement. Clay will dissect what this all means, and how it creates new opportunities.

Our closing keynote comes from Neil Ward-Dutton, who will bring everything together with a look at “The New Way We Work.” Neil’s session on Adaptive Case Management will show how the structured and the unstructured come together to create a new definition of “work as usual,” uniting the concepts explored throughout the Appian World conference.

There’s just a little over a week to go before Appian World 2012. Our registration window is closing soon, so don’t delay. Register today!

Ben Farrell

Vice President of Product Marketing