This is an exciting moment in the evolution of business innovation, where industry has finally caught up to the potential offered with BPM. Over the next month we will provide many learning guides for how BPM can, will and even has already begun to drive digital innovation. Kicking this off, we have asked the industry’s top thought leaders and market shapers to offer their predictions on what they think are the most important trends for 2017 and beyond.


All business, and indeed every organization, has a value chain. A value chain is the sum of work processes. We buy or build software technology artefacts to help us with our work because in this modern day, to work without software technology is impossible.

Executable Architecture

Executable architecture of software-defined enterprises

This article describes a machine-executable (further just executable) architecture of software-defined enterprises. The architecture is based on the fundamental model of activity thus enabling the creation of architectures of various enterprises, and the management of an enterprise or a network of enterprises as a system.

Smart Work

In this excerpt from the podcast, Peter Schooff and Steve Stanton of FCB Partners discuss the problem of "busyness" in business, and why that often leads to the dysfunction found in companies trying to implement BPM.

Automation Lifecycle

In addition to the concepts of work and process that are first-class citizens of BPM software technology, automation artefact manufacturing is also first-class in BPM.



Part 3 Definition of BPM Technology: Technology For The Work Of Business

In previous sections we defined the concepts of “work”, “the work of business” and “automation”. Now we can ask “what is the best technology for automating the work of business”?