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Business process management

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  • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

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About Business process management

Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. CIOs use BPM techniques to create more efficient business processes that will lead to long-term success. Find the latest information on business process management systems, BPM strategy and more, with the news, tips and other resources in this topic section.