Vital to achieving buy-in for your OpenText MBPM (formerly Metastorm BPM) migration is the ability to demonstrate project control and transparency - a good framework will assist in arriving at a compelling business-case.
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I had an interesting and thought provoking discussion with my daughter last evening, which started with a potted history of telecommunications from the Telegraph forwards. It was spurred by seeing a fax machine in action during a TV show, and her incredulity when I pointed out that Colour Facsimile had never been widespread (available yes, but not the norm by any means). Her incredulity wasn’t directed at the lack of colour in the medium, but the realisation that what she was looking at wasn’t a printer, it wasn’t producing a picture from an email, it was point-to-point transmission of an image.
The OpenText Enterprise World conference is upon us again, and this year it has some fantastic speakers attached to it, including, wait for it, one William Shatner. Thats right, the Captain of the USS Enterprise is speaking at Enterprise World!
We dont know what Mr. Shatner will have to say about branding or making your enterprise unique, but it will be nice to see him in the flesh. Other aspects of the conference are as attractive as always, with three keynote speakers already booked from the world of OpenText. Theyll be looking at technology trends and EM issues that should resonate with executives and managers across the board. The event is glossy, high quality and has millions of dollars behind it.
Business Process Management (BPM) is essential for any organization to streamline its operations, increase efficiency, and improve productivity. Metastorm BPM, a popular BPM software, has been providing these benefits to organizations for many years. However, with technological advancements and the changing business landscape, it becomes crucial for organizations to upgrade their BPM software to stay competitive.
If your organization is still using Metastorm BPM v7 or earlier, it's high time to consider upgrading to v9 MBPM. Migrating to a new version can be a daunting task, but the benefits far outweigh the challenges. Here are some advantages of upgrading to v9 MBPM:
Improved User Interface: The latest version of Metastorm BPM comes with a user-friendly interface, making it easier for users to navigate the system and access the required information quickly.
Enhanced Performance: The new version is designed to handle a large volume of data, which means faster processing times and increased productivity.
Better Integration: Metastorm BPM v9 MBPM has better integration capabilities with other systems and applications, making it easier to exchange data with other tools.
Advanced Analytics: The new version comes with advanced analytics features, allowing organizations to gain insights into their operations and make data-driven decisions.
However, there are also some potential pitfalls that need to be considered before upgrading to v9 MBPM. Some of these include:
Compatibility Issues: The new version may not be compatible with some of the existing systems and applications, requiring additional investments in integration efforts.
Training Requirements: Users will need to be trained on the new system, which can be time-consuming and may affect productivity during the transition period.
Cost: Upgrading to the latest version of Metastorm BPM may require a significant financial investment, which can impact the organization's budget.
System Downtime: The upgrade process may cause system downtime, affecting daily operations and productivity.
In conclusion, upgrading to Metastorm BPM v9 MBPM offers many advantages for organizations seeking to improve their business processes. However, it is important to weigh the potential pitfalls before making the decision to upgrade. With proper planning and preparation, the transition to the new system can be smooth, and the benefits can be realized quickly.
Today, OpenText announced the release of OpenText MBPM 9.3 and OpenText BPM Mobile 9.3.
Below are the release highlights:
- Complex Web Service Data Mapping
- OpenText Content Server Integration Enhancements
- Enhanced Process Analytics/Dashboards (OpenText managerView required)
- BPM Mobile Enhancements
- Internet Explorer 9 Native Support