Microsoft is looking at how companies do business--and writing software products to support those processes.
Pancake Chain Adopts E-Business
Restaurant-Management system at IHOP is designed to improve data collection and better serve franchises and restaurant patrons.
Kawasaki Boosts Supply Chain
U.S. distribution arm of motorcycle maker adds data-analysis functions to its data marts to improve visibility of parts distribution.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Expedites Policy Processing
North Carolina Farm Bureau has reduced its staff and expedited its policy processing function. The carrier has improved quality dramatically while redeploying 30 percent of its staff and reducing policy turnaround from three weeks to five days at the most.
The Evolving Enterprise
Don't blame outsourcing for the transformation of the IT profession. It's time to adapt, or face obsolescence.
Embedded BI: Intelligence at Your Service
As organizations grow to depend on globally distributed service networks, their business intelligence (BI) capability must adapt. Here's how autonomous agents will "embed" BI in business processes to overcome new challenges.
Oracle Goes Bam
Oracle said last week it's adding business-activity monitoring capabilities to its application server.
Standing at the Crossroads
Should you outsource, upgrade, or simply leverage existing technology to improve ERP system performance?
Business Objects Certified For IBM's On Demand Suite
Business Objects and IBM have "several" industry-focused On Demand integrations in the works, said Business Objects, which announced the news at the annual Retail Systems conference being held this week in Chicago.
GERS Targets Retail Industry With BPM
GERS Retail Systems, a maker of technologies for managing retail stores, will incorporate business performance management capabilities into its planning and analytics tools.
Gluecode Partners With MySQL
Gluecode, which offers portal, security management and business process management software, is bundling MySQL's database with its portal software, Gluecode Advanced Server, as well as with Gluecode Enterprise Server, a single suite of Gluecode's entire portfolio.
Open For Business
Preparing for a complex, event-driven future, leading-edge businesses are pushing the software community to focus application development on a vision of business-driven, integrated processes. The conclusion of our series focuses on key components.