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2014-03-31T10:54:00Z
it_user7077 - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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Does anyone have a BPM Evaluation Criteria Rating Matrix they used in making a BPM tool selection?

Does anyone have a BPM Evaluation Criteria Rating Matrix they used in making a BPM tool selection?

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CEO at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2014-09-17T19:32:04Z
17 September 14

Sorry, we have no generally usable matrix to share at this time, but ...

Couple of related thoughts/sets of ideas:

1) First, since this can seemingly be a relatively complex topic (depending on your audience), ... and I often wonder what people are actually asking about when they inquire about 'BPM,' we may need some clarification of terms between the available business process associated BPA (analysis) and BPM (management) tools (from a discussion borrowed from another related site thread) -

Here are a couple of good, rather in depth, and truly telling reads gleaned from the IT Central Station's forum on Business Process Management (BPM) topics.

The 1st piece shared is the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools:"

http://expertise.com.br/eventos/cafe/Gartner_BPA.pdf

... with an emphasis on the words 'Process Analysis ( ... the PA in BPA).'

The differentiation made between between BPA and BPM in this context (and in these cited documents) is absolutely fascinating!

To allow for prospective comparative analyses of those two BPA and BPM topics in this regard, the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites" should also be accessed for your review.

The 2nd piece shared in IT's Central Station to help provide further context is the "Enterprise Architecture Tool Selection Guide:"

http://www.enterprise-architecture.info/Images/EA%20Tools/Enterprise%20Architecture%20Tool%20Selection%20Guide%20v6.3.pdf

... obviously from the perspective of BPA, moreso than BPM :)

2) Second, from our own business experience -

We have found iDatix's BPM solution to be just what we need based on the following four criteria:

a) It is intuitive and helps us to not only design our key business processes in the first place, but to also manage and improve/automate/innovate our key business processes over time,
b) Will help us to reach our 'paperless' processes goal,
c) It interfaces well with our other core business solutions (ERP, SCADA, BI, etc.) because of its Sequel back end, and
d) We can install it on-premise, rather than via SaaS (which is necessary due to our ultra-high security requirements).

To these ends, we would highly recommend iDatix as a fine BPM tool for everyone's consideration!

Rusty Isaac - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at PeerSpot
Vendor
2014-04-01T08:09:42Z
01 April 14

Which is better - the Forrester Wave or the Gartner MQ? How are they different? What do you mean when you say "read between the lines"?

Guillermo Lopez Felipe - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsible BPM Competence Centre with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2014-04-01T07:47:50Z
01 April 14

The best evaluations are Forrester Wave & Gartner Magic Quadrant, another thing is that you can read between the lines :)

PeerSpot user
Owner at a consultancy
Consultant
2014-03-31T12:04:16Z
31 March 14

This is a consulting work as it is individual for each client thus can't be done a blogpost comment.

Thanks,
AS

Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
2014-03-31T11:29:12Z
31 March 14

Which solution(s) would you suggest for processes on the scale you described in your blog post? Why?

PeerSpot user
Owner at a consultancy
Consultant
2014-03-31T11:19:15Z
31 March 14

Hi Ariel,

For example, do you want to execute your processes at this scale ( http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.ch/2014/03/enterprise-as-system-of-processes.html ) or do you plan to do something else?

Thanks,
AS

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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
2014-03-31T11:13:34Z
31 March 14

Hi Alexander! Can you share an example use case?

PeerSpot user
Owner at a consultancy
Consultant
2014-03-31T11:11:16Z
31 March 14

All depends on your business context or how you are going to use this future BPM tool.

Thanks,
AS

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