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Over the last 3 years, I’ve dug into a lot of BPM-style composition stories from SAP customers. When I counted recently, it was over 30. While this is nowhere near all of the implementations that SAP customershave achieved to date, its well above a statistically relevant sample.  And its been enough for me to make some qualitativeobservations in terms of what kinds of problems customers are addressing with BPM technology and composition, and what merits good examples of this implementation versus bad implementations.

In this presentation at TechEd, I present five examples of the coolest BPM-style implementations that I’ve seen to date.  I selected these different customer stories because they showcase notable examples of the best ways of doing BPM, and coolt hings that you can do with BPM technology.  If these were the BPM Oscars, then the categories would be:

  • Best example of achieving business transformation of an end-to-business process end using a BPM technology
  • Best example of achieving business transformation of an end-to-end business process using a BPM methodology
  • Best example tracking business value in a BPMproject
  • Best example of using business rules to manage business change in a BPM project
  • Best example applying BPM to SAP R/3

I suppose I should be reading who the nominees are, but it was hard enough just getting the five winning companies to agree to be showcased in my presentation. 

While this presentation is fairly non technical and is labeled as being appropriate for beginners- we spend a lot of time on the business case, as-is analysis, and to-be design before getting to system architecture for each case – I think it will be most appreciated by those whohave taken a technical plunge into the various BPM technical presentations at TechEd.  Therefore, I recommend that you take advantage of the technical BPM & composition-related sessions at SAP Teched Berlin or Las Vegas.

This session is one of the 8 sessions selected by SAP Mentors to be added at TechEd Berlin and Las Vegas.

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