Friday, August 26, 2005
Solving the Process Puzzle
Once again, process takes center stage at IDS Scheer event; SOX has everyone's attention, but process reusability can take the headaches away
In the past, business process management (BPM) was considered a boring discipline. "It was considered part of the IT department," says Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO of IDS Scheer for the Americas and Japan. "It was considered exotic."
That's changed, and in a big way. Sarbanes-Oxley has companies scrambling to apply BPM to their financial processes and, as a result, BPM has become mainstream.
According to polls, most companies see this as a bad wave, one that involves plenty of what they consider punitive spending. But the experienced BPM surfers at IDS Scheer see the wave as an opportunity to drive process definition, discipline, and value all across the enterprise.
posted by Brian Moran @ 1:21 PM