SAP BPM roadmap - About this paper: This road map document...

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1 About this paper: This road map document should help to understand the strategic direction of SAP in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) under the overall umbrella of Enterprise SOA, the business process platform, and SOA technology. It is therefore part of an overall SOA technology roadmap. For a complete picture, please refer to the roadmaps for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) and SOA Middleware. The paper contains the following parts: 1. Evolution of Business Process Management 2. Customer Challenges 3. Definition - what is a Business Process? 4. Situation today 5. Building Blocks of SAP NetWeaverBPM Capabilities 6. Enterprise Modeling: Leveraging a Model-driven Approach 7. The Changing Value Proposition of Reference Content 8. Composite Business Processes 9. Business Rules Management 10. Evolution towards a Common Process Layer 11. Multiple Views on a Single Version of the Truth 12. Standards in BPM 13. Value Proposition 14. BPM with SAP NetWeaver – Roadmap Highlights SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA / BPM
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2 Introduction – Business Network Transformation SAP has been a facilitator of business for more than 35 years by helping streamline IT for companies worldwide. However, business success and company growth today are not limited to implementing standardized software, but to achieving competitive differentiation in business. The latter requires speed in putting to work innovative business models. IT has to enable and anticipate new types of business model innovation, as technology and business converge. Getting IT to support business model innovation is the next big challenge for IT. One way to get there is business network transformation. Just what the transformation is – and its relationship to business model innovation and enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) are worth to consider. The high-functioning and flexible business network will be the new source of competitive advantage. Companies can grow their markets and compete more powerfully by innovating their business models and offloading tasks not core to their business to other members in the network – and vice versa. Enterprise SOA is the evolutionary way to make IT work for business network transformation with the lowest risk to the business. It is the perfect basis for business model innovation and network transformation, especially in heterogeneous IT environments. Enterprise SOA is the architectural enabler of business network transformation, the way both the members and the processes in the network communicate with each other – through services. Enterprise SOA is an enabler of Business Process Management and at the same time, BPM provides sustainable value on top of a service-enabled platform: ± Business Process Transparency (Content) ± Business Process Flexibility (Applications and Composition Tools) ± Business Transformation (Methodology) with SOA as technology enabler
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3 The evolution of business process management (BPM)
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course MIST 5750 taught by Professor Bostrom during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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SAP BPM roadmap - About this paper: This road map document...

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