Written by Prashanth Brahmandam | 10 November 2009
Platform consolidation is a broad topic covering several aspects, but has a focused primary objective - to reduce costs by reuse. The reduction in costs is usually through consolidating multiple applications or software technologies into one and thus saving license and maintenance costs, or replacing aging servers to fully utilize all operational servers to increase efficiency and savings without sacrificing much. Platform consolidation projects are purely technology initiatives that often have little or no business benefit apart from cost savings.
Success with your First BPM Project
Written by Ali Siddiqui | 09 November 2009
So you are all set to start on your first BPM implementation. You have done your homework, that is to say a Business Value Add analysis and have selected a "core" business process that is crying for more visibility and automation as your first implementation. But is that enough? Like the proverbial fat lady that hasn’t yet sung, while process selection is important, the key to success in a new BPM initiative lies in understanding the organizational challenges involved in successful delivery of the expected business value.