Business automation and BPM Definitions

  • B

    business process management (BPM)

    Business process management (BPM) is the discipline of improving a business process from end to end by analyzing it, modelling how it works in different scenarios, executing improvements, monitoring the improved process and continually optimizing it.

  • Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)

    Established in August 2000, the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI) is a non-profit organization that exists to promote the standardization of common business processes, as a means of furthering e-business and B2B development.

  • business process management suite (BPMS)

    A business process management suite (BPMS) is a tool for designing, implementing and improving an activity or set of activities that will accomplish a specific organizational goal.

  • business process mapping

    Business process mapping is the visual display of the steps involved in a business process from start to finish.

  • business process monitoring

    Business process monitoring is real-time scrutiny of an activity or set of activities that have been set up to accomplish a specific organizational goal.

  • business process reengineering (BPR)

    Business process reengineering (BPR) is an approach to change management in which the related tasks required to obtain a specific business outcome are radically redesigned. An important goal of BPR is to analyze workflows within and between enterprises in order to optimize end-to-end processes and eliminate tasks that do not provide the customer with value.

  • business process visibility

    Business process visibility, also called process visibility, is the ability to accurately and completely view the processes, transactions and other activities operating within an enterprise. 

  • business technology (BT)

    Business technology (BT) is a term that points specifically to the technology used by businesses to treat information.

  • C

    C-level (C-suite)

    C-level is a term used to describe senior business leaders with high-ranking executive titles.

  • CEO and other C-suite executive titles

    The CEO, or chief executive officer, is part of the C-suite. Other C-suite executive titles include the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief information officer and more.

  • change management strategy

    A change management strategy is a systematic approach to making adjustments to the application of a set of tools, processes or skills during a project or initiative.

  • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

    A chief digital officer (CDO) is an executive enlisted to help businesses transform traditional IT policies and business processes to accommodate digital sectors such as mobile technology and applications and Web-based information management and marketing trends.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    A Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the corporate executive who oversees ongoing business operations within the company.

  • CIO (Chief Information Officer)

    A chief information officer (CIO) is the corporate executive in charge of information technology (IT) strategy and implementation. In addition to overseeing the hardware, software and data that helps other members of the C-suite do their jobs effectively, the CIO must research new technologies, strategize how technology can provide business value and address the risks associated with digital information.

  • CKO (chief knowledge officer)

    Chief knowledge officer (CKO) is a corporate title for the person responsible overseeing knowledge management within an organization.

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