About Business Process Management (BPM)
Today, most organizations are increasingly concerned with the costs of creating and maintaining applications in traditional ways. Long expensive application development cycles along with maintaining existing applications can quickly drain available budget resources. This seriously erodes the ability of many organizations to change and innovate as rapidly as their marketplaces demand. Sometimes smaller organizations, with their business agility enhanced by new technologies, are able to rapidly command a considerable market share when entering a new market against established organizations. Nevertheless, these smaller companies often struggle to fund the hardware and human capital such as hard-to-find programming and systems personnel they need.
BPM is the Operating System of the Cloud
The likely natural evolution of Cloud Computing is the formation of safe and efficient Cloud “ecosystems” where applications and services can be created and exchanged in a known, secure, high-performance computing environment. Cloud-enabled Business Process Management systems are the perfect tool for hosting these ecosystems and as such will become the de facto “operating systems” of Cloud Computing. BPM Suites (BPMS) can orchestrate web services – major building blocks for Cloud applications, allow collaboration between workers, systems and information across organizations and geographies, administer business rules, provide real-time feedback about work-in-progress, monitor business outcomes against performance targets and continuously refine and adjust process flows to optimize performance. A BPM system running on the appropriate Cloud-connected hardware configuration makes the ideal Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem because the BPM system itself provides structure, security and consistent rules across process, user, geographic and organizational boundaries.
The purpose of the Cloud Harbor Business Operations Platform (BOP) is to bring powerful Business Process Management (BPM) software to anyone who wants to build and/or run Cloud Computing applications. The Cloud Harbor BOP allows our subscribers to create or buy targeted, custom applications specifically suited to their unique business processes and policies. Even when starting from a pre-defined application template you can quickly and easily change the look and feel, process flow logic, data captured and stored, and the rules or policies embodied in that template. This ability to modify your application to match the needs of your particular organization is one of the great powers of BPM software. Using the Cloud Harbor BOP lets you make your screens and processes look and feel exactly the way your organization works. You can customize layouts, contents, navigation controls, just about anything…