Thursday, May 26, 2011

Leveraging your Panther Assets with Web Services

Software applications have become a valuable component of modern enterprises. They contain critical business knowledge, and represent significant design and development effort. It only makes sense to extract as much value from these applications as possible. As enterprises grow and merge, the need to share the information in these applications becomes imperative. This applies to your Panther applications we well. For example, order entry systems need to talk to billing systems, shipping systems, and so on.

While there are many methods for accessing your Panther applications, Web Services provides a common method, across diverse platforms, products, and computer languages, in a well-defined manner. As long as each application implements the Web Services standards, applications can freely interoperate with each other. This bi-directional communication is independent of the technology that the target application was written in.

Your Panther applications can participate in this inter-application communication by implementing Web Services, multiplying the value within them. In this way, systems throughout your enterprise, or beyond, can benefit from the existing code and data within your Panther applications.

You can also utilize your Panther tools and skills to create new RAPID Database Transactional Web Services for just about any application. This is totally independent from your existing Panther applications and utilizes the same rapid development platform.

For a complimentary Discovery Call, please call your Business Development Manager at 1 (800) 458-3313 ext 2 or email

Monday, May 16, 2011

Prolifics BPM Methodology - 5 Steps to Improve Your Process and Build Your Evidence-Based Business Case

Business process improvement is a systematic approach that helps organizations become more efficient by optimizing their core business processes to increase productivity and reduce cost; business process improvement initiatives have emerged to become essential drivers for organizations to compete in a rapidly and unpredictably changing market. According to a Gartner EXP Survey, improving business processes has been one of the top 5 business priorities for the past 5 consecutive years.

The business process improvement approach is a series of actions taken by a process owner to improve a business process to meet a new goal defined by the organization. Those actions have to follow a methodology or a framework in order to create successful improvement results.

Any process improvement methodology consists of 3 macro level steps that occur in the following order:

In this white paper, I will present Prolifics' methodology for process improvement. The methodology is designed to address those fundamental challenges with traditional process improvement approaches; it also provides a simple road map for process improvement that is powered by innovative technologies that will guide you step by step in your process improvement journey and expedite the process improvement cycle. This methodology is presented in the context of a real customer initiative to improve a core business process.

To read this white paper, click here.

Hanna Aljaliss is a Solution Architect in the BPM & Connectivity practice at Prolifics. He has over 7 years of consulting experience in the IT field - 5 of those were focused on IBM Business Process Management and SOA implementations. He has led several major enterprise initiatives across different industries from the conceptual stage to the live solution stage. Hanna holds a Master degree in computer engineering from Stevens Tech and has been a frequent presenter at the IBM's Premier Conference for Business and IT Leaders (IMPACT).