Author: Mathias Kirchmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Here, the author, an SAP R/3 expert and president of a consulting firm, shows readers how companies can achieve strategic goals through business process oriented implementation of software such as SAP R/3, Oracle, or Peoplesoft. The updated second edition of this best-selling title will help managers and consultants understand the necessary methods and tools.
Author: Rainer Sommer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Worldwide, public sector organizations are implementing commercial packaged software solutions, or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, to increase productivity and customer service as well as to deploy manageable business processes. to that end, this book provides workable solutions from experienced public sector program and project managers, consulting leaders and academic researchers who have proven expertise in large scale public sector ERP implementation.
This book shows how to achieve business process excellence in practice. It includes a unique collection of international case studies that show how business process management initiatives are planned and executed in major corporations. New component and Internet-based software architectures and web services require a solid process management to deliver the expected business success. IDS Scheer delivers, with ARIS, the framework to meet this challenge successfully. IDS Scheer has successfully applied its ARIS business process management approach at thousands of organizations worldwide, including Intel, Siemens, Purdue, and the US Navy.
Author: K. Ganesh
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics
This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding business requirements to apply enterprise resource planning (ERP) in order to meet business needs. The book also helps readers understand the usage of ERP for monitoring and controlling business processes, while providing practical oriented solutions to the design and implementation of ERP. Using the provided framework, a business can decide to provide more value at lower cost which increases its competitive advantage. This should be an ideal reference for executives, researchers and consultants in project management of ERP. ERP can be considered to be an integrated package of business process. The scope of ERP determines the extent of automation of business process. For example if ERP covers Human Resource (HR) and finance business processes only, then business process related HR and finance are automated. Typically business process that are automated in HR and finance employee entry and exist process, allocation of employee ID, payroll, processing , income tax planning and actual deduction etc. There is seamless flow of employee data and information is available at an effectively faster rate to take appropriate decision. As custom demand increases, there is a need to meet the changing scenario with speed and efficiency. While there is a need to increase productivity, there is also a need to reduce cost of operation. The repetitive business processes can be handled effectively by automating them and freeing human resources for meeting other uncertainties. These automations not only should be done for each department, but also should cut across different departments. Thus there is a need for automating business processes at enterprise level. This enterprise level automation started with MRP, then MRP II, ERP and then finally open source ERP have taken centre stage. Out of the standard products available in the market, an organization can chose an ERP product for implementation, depending on the features available and the total cost of ownership (TCO). This comparison helps an organization to choose the product that best suits the needs for the organization. Enterprise Resource Planning: Fundamentals of Design and Implementation highlights these concepts while discusses different good practices to design and implement ERP.
Author: Bernhard Hitpass
Publisher: Bernhard Hitpass
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Nowadays, an organization is expected to be not only effective and efficient, as it was formerly. Now, in addition, it should be able to adapt to the frequent changes driven by globalization, let us say, be agile. This business agility has become more important in these times of globalization. The organization that best respond to the fast-changing market, which is becoming increasingly frequent, will have better competitive advantages than those that fail to sustain the pace imposed by globalization. What are the tools that organizations are using to better achieving agility, effectiveness, and efficiency? The answer is more control and efficiency with the ability to manage change in their business processes, because these can create value for customers. BPM is an integrative discipline that comprises management disciplines and techniques. It involves the business layers and technology, including also management through processes, as an integrated whole. The structure of this book consists of two parts. «Part I, Fundamentals of BPM» describe the state of the art of the major BPM theoretical concepts. «Part II, Implementation for BPM» is dedicated to presenting the concepts of implementation, developed largely by the author. This second part considers the technological support in each of the BPM layers. The author shows how to implement the core principles of the discipline, which differs itself from traditional management. This book is for all professionals, whether they perform in the public, private or non-profits sectors who require or want to learn more about this process management discipline. It is also for students and academics of the industrial and computer sciences, and to all the business and administration Schools.
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature
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Author: Martin T. Biegelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook shows readers how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has grown to critical importance to any U.S. company that does business in a global environment, as well as foreign companies that supply or have agency agreements with U.S. companies. It provides an overview of the business risks and guidance on spotting potential red flags regarding FCPA violation. Business professionals are provided with practical guidance on managing FCPA requirements as part of an overall compliance program.
Author: Tristan Boutros
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics
Gold Medal Winner of the 2015 Axiom Book Award for best business theory book! The Definitive Guide to Process Improvement and Operational Excellence Today’s business environment demands faster responses, better service, and increased agility. The Process Improvement Handbook reveals how to design effective process improvement structures, organizations, and cultures to meet those needs. Focusing on specific process improvement knowledge areas, this practical work establishes the foundation required to create, maintain, and measure processes while equipping practitioners with the necessary skills to deliver consistent, successful outcomes. This definitive resource introduces a body of knowledge for anyone looking to improve their operating environment. The result is process self-sufficiency, extensibility, sustainability, higher quality, and overall speed that increases competitive advantage. The principles explained in this book encapsulate everything needed to be more “process mature,” and to enable process excellence from start to finish. Coverage includes: The process improvement overview Process maturity Process-Oriented Architecture (POA) Creating a process ecosystem Managing process improvements The process improvement organization Process improvement aptitudes Case examples Process improvement templates and instructions Praise for The Process Improvement Handbook “I believe that this is a book that will end up with many yellow highlights in almost every chapter. You are wise to buy this book; you’ll be even wiser if you apply its contents to the way your organization functions.” —H. James Harrington, Ph.D., prolific author of over 35 Process Improvement books, CEO Harrington Institute “Tristan Boutros and Tim Purdie have delivered a true gift to all business process management professionals, and to the business community as a whole. Comprehensive in scope, deliberate in focus, deep in expert knowledge, and highly practical in its wisdom, The Process Improvement Handbook enables the reader to put it all together and take a more integrative approach to improving business performance. With so much already written on the topic of process improvement, the authors tackle the challenge of differentiation head on by defining a compelling business case for this work—identifying critical links to other enterprise management disciplines and defining key contributions to organizational agility and value innovation. If real knowledge is less a matter of knowing everything and more about knowing where to find everything, then this book is an indispensable resource for everyone seeking answers to performance challenges.” —Joseph A. Braidish, Director of Consulting and Training, Rummler-Brache Group “Boutros and Purdie present a framework that is invaluable for any organization looking to improve its processes (and what organization isn’t looking to do that). Concise, clear, and credible, this handbook is full of ideas and approaches that will benefit anyone working with Process Improvement.” —Mike Jacka, author of Business Process Mapping: Improving Customer Satisfaction, Second Edition “Finally, we have book that takes Process Improvement from theory to templates. There are a lot of books that poke at pieces of Process Improvement structure, but this book finally takes us across the entire spectrum. It is invaluable in two ways: it is a valuable resource for identifying and understanding the role and impact of a process within an organization, and it is a valuable ongoing reference. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is searching for process improvement opportunities, no matter if a novice or advanced practitioner.” —Gerhard Plenert, author of Strategic Continuous Process Improvement “The Process Improvement Handbookis an indispensable resource for achieving meaningful Process Improvement; business managers will have the power to help their organizations stay competitive and responsive to customers, as well as nimble and resilient. Readers will be miles ahead from where they would be if they tried to navigate the world of process management on their own.” —Ken Carraher, CEO of iGrafx “This approach works! This book builds on proven Process Improvement techniques refined over the past 30 years, but makes the case for a new standardized approach to BPI for organizations. It makes this case because it expertly weaves today’s technology and capabilities, with the proven quality and process approaches of the past. This is a great book for those that want to lead or enact serious positive and sustainable change for their organization. The practical approach and templates included are invaluable and will enable a fast start!” —Mike Morris, Worldwide Sales Leader, IBM Smarter Process “The promise of enterprise software is to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of organizations. And at the heart of that promise is process automation. Tim and Tristan have captured the fundamentals of Process Improvement in their new book.” —Mark J. Barrenechea, President and Chief Executive Officer, OpenText Corporation “Often organizations approach business performance improvement with individual methodologies such as Six Sigma. While this approach can be effective, many organizations are faced with challenges that require a multifaceted approach to consistently deliver value to their customers. The Process Improvement Handbook is a valuable resource for all leaders looking to effectively and efficiently execute within their organizations.” —Brent Drever, Chief Executive Officer, Acuity Institute