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Business Process Automation, or BPA is the process a business uses to contain costs. It consists of integrating applications, cutting labor wherever possible, and using software applications throughout the organization.
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By: Gigaom     Published Date: Apr 26, 2018

This April 26th Live Webinar sheds a new light to expose how enterprises are successfully leveraging AI for strategic advantage. We dig into several of the decision points and the paths that those are taking.

Tags : artificial intelligence, business process automation, business process, black box, application integration, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, business process management, data integration, service management, business technology
    
By: SAP     Published Date: Jun 18, 2011

To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.

Tags : real-time business analytics, faster decision making, business automation, business metrics, analytical data, sap, best practices, business activity monitoring, business analytics, business intelligence, business process automation, analytical applications, data integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 29, 2010

The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.

Tags : asg, case management, healthcare, physicians, p4p, hospital case management, case studies, case management bi, business intelligence, application integration, best practices, business integration, business process automation, business process management, enterprise software, hipaa compliance
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010

Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.

Tags : application modernization, forrester consulting, apo, asg, application portfolio optimization, application integration, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, business management, business process automation
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010

This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.

Tags : asg, application modernization, clarity consulting, apo, application performance optimization, business intelligence, application integration, application performance management, business integration, business management, business process automation, business process management, system management software
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 10, 2010

Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, ema, configuration management, itsm, bsm, itil, asg, ddm, cms, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 01, 2010

In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.

Tags : asg, ema, enterprise management associates, dashboards, cio, ceo, coo, cfo, side bar, application performance management, business integration, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, enterprise resource planning, enterprise software, workforce management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 24, 2010

A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap, ilm, mobius, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 23, 2010

There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap, ilm, mobius, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 18, 2010

Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, asg ddm, cab, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 09, 2009

Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, roi, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration, application performance management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 05, 2009

Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application
    
By: NEC     Published Date: Sep 29, 2009

Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.

Tags : it architecture, idc, automation, automated order processing, soa, service oriented architecture, soap, http, xml, wsdl, uddi, esbs, jee, .net, crm, san, business process automation, business process management, configuration management, edi
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 27, 2009

To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 20, 2009

Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, enterprise resource planning
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 13, 2009

Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business analytics, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, application integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 09, 2009

Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 05, 2009

ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, business activity monitoring, business process automation, business process management, change management, server virtualization, application integration, business intelligence
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 02, 2009

End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, user experience, lan, wan, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: May 27, 2009

Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration, application performance management, best practices
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 07, 2009

Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, portfolio optimization, apo, mining tools, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Dec 09, 2008

Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application performance management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 03, 2008

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides guidance for the management of IT, and has quickly become the worldwide standard for IT Service Management (ITSM).

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application integration, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business process automation, business process management, analytical applications
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Oct 16, 2008

Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, automation, it value chain, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application performance management, business process automation, business process management, project management, application integration
    
By: Mimecast     Published Date: Sep 25, 2008

Email is one of the most critical applications in use in business today: it is embedded in many business workflows, it is used by engineers to inform them of infrastructure issues and it is used to communicate with customers and business partners. In short, the modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event.

Tags : mimecast, saas, malware, workflows, risk management, email solutions, email managemeng, archiving, ediscovery, mailbox, compliance, application security, email security, security management, mobile workers, business process automation, business process management, collaboration, collaborative commerce, messaging
    
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