We hope you like our new home. Whether it’s the ‘B’ as in Business or the ‘P’ as in process it is the place to go if you want to know what is going on in business process management today. And ‘M’ as in Managing your B’s and P’s is the holy grail that everyone is chasing.
SAP has a very good track record in this area, which is no surprise when you consider how important bpm is to the software we sell (not to mention it’s use internally within SAP) and the impact this has on our customers’ performance. SAP ERP is as high as you can get on the food-chain inteligent software with its packaged business processes, but even on the lowest levels technical levels SAP is committed to providing whatever it takes to make these processes adaptable to customer requirements. So at the highest level we offer business process content descriptions from many angles, including the support from our partner IDS Scheer with the ARIS toolkit for SAP NetWeaver. And at the technical level SAP NetWeaver supports the WS-BPEL specifications (authored by SAP, IBM, Microsoft and others), which is the core of process interoperability and transparency.
So SAP has the product content, it has the commitment to research (there is an SAP research group committed to all aspects of BPM led by Wassim Sadiq) and of course it has the close networking with industry to make sure that progress is in the right direction.
So BPM now has a home of it’s own in SDN. SAP’s BPM wisdom will be published here first and foremost. Please help the whole community by submitting your own articles here and don’t forget to use the discussion forum to generate some heat before winter sets in.