Vaporise your BPM to the cloud

Written by Alan Ingram on Friday, 06 September 2013. Posted in Business Process Management, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, Webinar

Moving IT services to the cloud has entered the mainstream and become the preferred platform for many forward thinking organisations - but you probably already knew that?

However, did you know that, according to Gartner, 40% of organisations with BPM software initiatives used cloud computing last year to support at least 10% of their processes?

Perhaps now is the perfect time for organisations to review BPM activity and consider the move to a cloud workflow. So much is written about BPM and the cloud, especially the latter in its capacity as the latest technology buzzword, that their actual definitions have become somewhat cloudy!

Let’s take a closer look. Firstly, what is BPM?

Scratching the surface

Scratching the surface

Written by Richard Adams on Friday, 01 March 2013. Posted in Press coverage, PC Pro, Information Technology

This letter was written by Alan Ingram (Technical Director) and published in PC Pro magazine in March 2013 (issue 221, page 10).

I read PC Pro and Jon Honeyball’s columns with interest, but his constant criticism of Microsoft (see issue 220, p70), and his love for Apple, seems inappropriate. Microsoft has made mistakes while pioneering an industry – who can forget the Internet Explorer monopoly debacle – but a decade later, Apple exhibits a much greater control over its own devices.

With the Surface RT, Microsoft has done something bold and unexpected. However, rather than praise or even acknowledge this achievement, Honeyball focuses on the absence of macros and its lack of suitability for power users. It’s designed for home and student users, and they won’t care.

For years Honeyball has been a strong advocate of Microsoft preventing unsigned code on Windows, which wipes out legacy apps in one swoop, but now it’s happened because of a change of processor or architecture – and suddenly Microsoft is being “unfair”.

It isn’t worth waiting for the intel-based Surface Pro, either; it will cost twice as much and lack the benefits of lifestyle tablets.

Let’s hope that macros and desktop apps are included in version two but, for the time being, let’s not be churlish; Microsoft has made a unique device that many people like. It’s certainly worth acknowledging that rather than praising Apple for including the new Lightening connector on its iPhones and iPads.

Read the full letter here.

ePC announce partnership with ABBYY

Written by Alan Ingram on Monday, 10 October 2011. Posted in Company news, Data capture, ABBYY

ePC are pleased to announce our new status as an ABBYY Certified Partner.

ABBYY FlexiCapture has been built on decades of experience in working with recognition and language extraction technologies and delivers the ability to automatically capture data from forms and unstructured documents alike.

After careful evaluation, ePC has welcomed these flexible and powerful capture solutions into our product portfolio and look forward to delivering new and exciting systems with them.

As well as inputs such as electronic forms (eForms) or TeleForm for starting workflow automation, you can also use modular exports and integration, for example; save to PDF, SQL, remote web services or even build your own bespoke modules, which can be re-used in many workflows.

Rentokil Initial selects BP Logix to automate its CapEx process

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 28 September 2011. Posted in Business Process Management, Process Director, Workflow automation, Cloud hosting, BP Logix, Capital expenditure (CapEx)

BP Logix, a developer of BPM software that accelerates time-to-value, today announced that Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest providers of business services, has selected Process Director/Cloud Edition.

Seeking to centralise its capital expenditure approval process (CapEx) across European operations, Rentokil Initial identified a need for technology that could overlay process control within the organisation. Determined to work more collaboratively across 16 countries to create a more orderly process, Rentokil Initial turned to BP Logix to automate and manage its CapEx expenditures.

Delivering on the promise of rapid deployment and cost savings, while also providing the desired process improvements, Rentokil Initial entered into a Proof of Concept with Process Director/ Cloud Edition. Upon completing the pilot and being satisfied with its results, the company then deployed the product throughout its European Initial Textiles and Hygiene division.

Services for the Rentokil Initial implementation have been provided by ePartner Consulting Ltd.

BP Logix announces new reseller in Europe

Written by Alan Ingram on Tuesday, 02 November 2010. Posted in Process Director, BP Logix

BP Logix, a developer of BPM software for business users, today announced the selection of a new reseller.

With expansion into Europe as one of the company’s key objectives, the EMEA-based reseller reflects a commitment to working with both existing and new customers to optimise their product portfolios through the introduction of BPM product solutions. Concurrent with launching both Workflow Director in March and Process Director on October 19th, the new reseller reflects the acceptance of the BP Logix platform, its workflow and rules engines, business intelligence and records management capabilities, as well as electronic forms processing and reporting.

BP Logix’s newest reseller is ePartner Consulting Ltd. ePC has a well established record of business success and has identified BPM as an area of expansion and growth for its organisation.

ePC is very excited about our partnership with BP Logix - and being able to enhance our portfolio with a cost-effective and well thought-out BPM solution based on established Microsoft technologies. Workflow Director combines both powerful and intuitive methods of process deployment to suit both ePC's departmental and IT development users alike – and we look forward to working with Process Director as it addresses a unique problem set as well

Alan Ingram, Technical Director, ePC
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