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Low-code + API Management Platforms = Success

We are currently experiencing a technology revolution that is impacting the workplace. The battle for organizations to survive is being awarded to those who are able to respond to changing market conditions with speed, agility, and better innovation. In today’s demanding competitive landscape, this cannot be accomplished with traditional software application development. Cloud first applications […]

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RPA drives further Automation in Digital Transformation

Last week Tesla launched the long awaited Model 3 sedan. Tesla has revolutionized the automotive industry with electric powered vehicles that includes self-driving technology. Self-driving is made possible with “collaborative robots”, making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How does this exciting launch by Tesla relate to Digital Transformation? What is RPA? Robotic Process Automation (RPA), […]

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Perficient Launches Life Sciences Application

The Appian practice at Perficient has just released SiteConnect solution. SiteConnect is an achievement in providing a fully functional application for the complex Life Sciences Industry. This milestone was achieved in collaboration with Perficient’s Life Sciences Industry Practice. Perficient is a digital transformation consulting firm that brings deep industry subject matter expertise and technology consulting. Two […]

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3 Key Takeaways from Appian World

Appian World concluded with the theme for 2017 of “Transform”. The message centered on how technology is continuing to help organizations facing a need to constantly change, scale, and adapt to an ever changing technology landscape. Appian’s application development platform delivers on the promise to revolutionize how businesses use their applications to deliver products and […]

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Business Process Management (BPM) Impact on Financial Services Trends of 2017

I recently read through a guide on the Top 15 Financial Services Trends for 2017 by my friend and colleague Eugene Sefanov. Business Process Management (BPM) platforms continue to add more capabilities for greater impact on all industry verticals allowing organizations to remain relevant in an ever changing digital economy.  The following is some insights […]

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Mobile Devices Behavior: Slack Me – I am Over Email!

It’s that time of the year again to reflect on how we did on last year’s New Year’s resolutions. One of my goals last year was to keep up on my email and maintain a clean inbox. I tried several methods to keep my new found motivation, such as only checking and responding to emails […]

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BPM: A Time of Transition for Digital Transformation

The Business Process Management (BPM) market has been transitioning from traditional back-office operational efficiencies to front-office processes. The primary reasons behind this change are digital transformation and the need to provide applications which engage customers and are convenient for employees to get work done. BPM continues to be the ideal technology to tackle this challenge, […]

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Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Using Web APIs

Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have in order to connect to customers. Mobile applications and the cloud continue to drive requirements for backend services. But according to surveys, 70% to 80 % of the time spent in mobile “app” development is building the backend services. These backend services are necessary to build […]

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Improving Clinical Operations with Enterprise Mobility

Last month, I read an article on the announcement from Apple’s CEO Tim Cook that stated Eli Lilly bought 15,000 iPads. The article, focusing on Apple’s mobility partner program, framed this as big news about Apple. I assume this will also significantly contribute to the Apple and IBM partnership as they build big data and analytics enterprise […]

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First Impression: WebSphere Operational Decision Manager V8.8

Over the Christmas holiday I had the opportunity to download and review a special gift from IBM, Operational Decision Manager V8.8 the benchmark product in Business Rule Management Systems which was made available for distribution on November 27th 2015. Here are some highlights of the new capabilities that have been introduced: Decision Center Business Console enhancements for navigation and […]

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Digital Transformation with IBM Bluemix

Every day at Perficient, we help clients develop new ways of interacting with customers, build contextual understanding in their decision making, and create new ways of business operations as a Smarter Process Practice. In this article, I am going to describe a couple of data-related challenges businesses are facing as they embark on their digital transformation […]

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IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1 Announced

A couple of weeks ago IBM announced the release of IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1. The latest release delivers further enhancements for business user experience in Decision Center and Decision Server Rules, enhance platform operations for Decision Server Insights, and enhanced performance. The planned availability date for IBM ODM V8.7.1 is May 15, 2015. Decision […]

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How to Identify Business Decisions for Automation

I was recently asked by a client, “What is a litmus test when identifying components for Decision Management?” This was a great question that unfortunately is all too often not considered during Decision Management projects. Using criteria to determine suitable decisions is needed in order to effectively implement Decision Management. This post will provide the […]

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What’s New in IBM Operation Decision Manager V8.6

IBM Operational Decision Manager enables flexibility within organizations to quickly respond and adapt to changing business conditions. The release themes of V8.6 are Instant, Seamless, and Insightful. ODM is Instant, providing automated governance and operational decision-making at internet speed responsiveness. ODM is Seamless, it provides consistency through integrated operations decisions across lines of business and IT, and […]

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Introduction to Decision Modeling Notation

Decision management is increasingly becoming an important facet of Business Process Automation. This means that building decision models as a way to specify the requirements is more critical in business rules projects. The Object Management Group Board of Directors voted to publish the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) as a specification earlier this year. It provides […]

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