Quotes of the Week - April 13, 2015

“A growing cluster of cloud-based workflow and task management tools that allow teams to streamline the way that tasks are allocated, conducted and tracked have the kinds of price points and usability features that make them highly suited to addressing the kinds of business processes that traditional BPM technology platforms would never have been considered for in the past.”
-Neil Ward-Dutton

“The need for improved business processes has resulted in drastic growth of the Global Business Process Management (BPM) as a Service Market, which is expected to post a CAGR of 37.18 percent from 2015-2019, says research firm Technavio.”

“The weaker the governance, the lower the maturity of the organization. Let me take a step back for a moment. The maturity of an organization depends on its ability to make informed decisions. Organizations grow in maturity by focusing on process measures, process analytics, and maturity assessments.”
-Christine Cox

“Bonitasoft’s CEO Miguel Valdes talked about separation of UI and process. It was a good presentation and reflects norms of MVC and other UI isolation paradigms. But it runs the risk of running afoul of one of the bits of secret sauce for BPM: integrated user interface with process.”
-Scott Francis

“The lines are blurring between different product classes: BPMS, BPA, low-code, operational intelligence, task management, project management, enterprise social collaboration, and cloud orchestration. Customers are picking products from different categories to solve the same problems, and products are spanning multiple categories. It’s not so easy any more to put boundaries around what any particular product can do.”
-Sandy Kemsley

From the BPM Forum

“BPM's part of the stack. Some orgs place more emphasis on it than others, some don't. Some people do it better, some people worse. Few do it well.”
-Patrick Lujan

“Considering that the future of the enterprise is fully digital, it will be mandatory to perfectly and timely coordinate activities, things, objectives for the best of customer experience. Such a coordination must be explicit and executable.”
-Dr. Alexander Samarin

“In order to grow and develop, SMEs have to organize their processes and that is why in my opinion BPM will have an increasing role for them. That is, if the solution comes at an affordable price (license + consulting) and efficient time. The SMEs that recognize the power of BPM will be ahead of the curve.”
-Maria Paz

“I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned the role of BPM in replacing custom coding. IT and the business will in the end be unable to resist the lower TCO and faster turnaround of custom BPM-driven application development. As this trend solidifies, it will render BPM into a can't-do-without technology.”
-E. Scott Menter

The enterprise of the future is the one that can quickly pivot its business model around an agile enterprise architecture. This means they must be able to quickly acquire (and couple) and give up (and decouple) bits of their business model (entarch included). BPM is best positioned to deliver to this kind of enterprise an agile architecture with the least amount of cognitive pressure.”
-Bogdan Nofornita

“If your business model is a generalist business model, it doesn't matter if you are selling workflow, bpm, case management, adaptive case management - it will still be difficult to sell because you will not be directly solving the pain of the buyer. I think everyone in the industry knows this by now.”
-Brian Reale

“What should we name BPM today? DWYP Do what you promise. What else do you need processes (and maybe some management of it) for?”
-Emiel Kelly

“There are so many instances of BPM being utilized to replace something that fails to meet modern standards. Process doesn't need to be "managed." It needs to be modernized.”
-Amy Barth