BPI Portal

The objective for this site is to provide an unbiased portal to BPI (Business Process Improvement) software, BPI Implementers) and relevant articles. The systems and implementers listed are those we know about and do not imply a recommendation by 180 Systems. Vendors and implementers have the option of providing additional information at no cost to them.

Recent BPI News and Articles

December 16, 2014 from IndustryWeek – “I sometimes find it difficult to describe what I do to friends and acquaintances who have careers outside of manufacturing and rarely give much thought to how things actually get made. To the uninitiated, if I were to say “I help manufacturers to implement continuous improvement (CI) models” or [...]

A business process review is essential to any potential business process improvement or system selection project. But there is a huge variance in what is included in these reviews by the organizations that conduct them. A business process review has the following benefits: Requirements are exposed based on the as-is business process and requirements to [...]

October 24, 2013 from Entrepreneur – “…Lean has proven a difficult process to master — not a quick fix, but a long, complex business-culture-changing journey. The Lean movement has also suffered from a number of “misconceptions…” 180 View – The article describes 4 misconceptions. Lean is not a cost cutting exercise (#1) or just about [...]

August 19, 2013 from ProjectManagament.com– “To be horribly, brutally frank, organizations don’t do a great job today about getting everyone to discuss—together–what a project would collectively mean. Instead, requirements typically get drafted by one person or a small core team who–in relative isolation–decide what will be good for everyone else. And while this looks awfully [...]

February 6, 2012 from BusinessFinance– “Finance, like other key corporate functions, is under pressure to reduce operational costs while increasing the business value it generates for the larger enterprise. To do so, executives need reliable information that can help them understand whether they are accomplishing their objectives and how their performance stacks up against their [...]

October 14, 2012 from The Enterprise System Spectator and written by Frank Scavo – “When it comes to ERP, most business leaders realize that it is critical to select the right system and implement it successfully. Likewise, when it comes to advice about ERP, most analysts and consultants focus on their attention on best practices [...]

October 1, 2012 from BusinessFinance  – “…Organizations begin with the best of intentions by creating new performance metrics to measure and assess impact. However, unintended complications almost always arise: data collection consumes the reporting process, leaving little time for forward-looking analysis; reports are created to meet the needs of the moment and persist despite few [...]

April 19, 2012 from BusinessFinance – “According to research conducted in March 2012 by APQC in partnership with IEG, 81 percent of large corporations are currently investing in at least one major program to improve financial management processes….” 180 View – This is another good sign that the economy is improving, which is good for [...]

April 18, 2012 from IndustryWeek – “For many large and midsize manufacturers, the challenge of enabling the corporate-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to mesh with their lean initiatives on the plant floor requires a delicate balance…” 180 View – This article will strike a chord for manufacturers that struggle to fully automate production scheduling [...]

March 2012 from KPI Library – “Well this is not an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a list of the bad habits I see the majority of my clients consistently practicing when it comes to choosing, creating and using performance measures or KPIs. We reap what we sow, and [...]

2012 from The Institute of Management Accountants – “…The single most critical challenge facing accounting and financial professionals working in organizations is streamlining processes and improving productivity in order to reduce costs. It can be considered “table stakes” for most organizations—something key to their survival. Other key concerns include the challenge of running a global [...]

February 6, 2012 from BusinessFinance – “Finance, like other key corporate functions, is under pressure to reduce operational costs while increasing the business value it generates for the larger enterprise. To do so, executives need reliable information that can help them understand whether they are accomplishing their objectives and how their performance stacks up against [...]

February 1, 2012 from SupplyChainDigest – “Last week, we noted the 2011 death of Dr. Eli Goldratt, originator of the “Theory of Constraints,” author of “The Goal,” which introduced TOC to the world, founder of the Goldratt Institute, and much more… There are two pillars to the Theory of Constraints. One is the starting assumption [...]

December 14, 2011 from Industry Week – “…The very successful companies, the leaders in their industries, generally have senior executives and management teams that understand it’s not people screwing things up, it’s the processes that are not up to the challenge of today’s business complexity, and it’s the processes that need to be improved. This [...]

October 19, 2011  from Industry Week – “I have often been asked whether continuous improvement (CI) is possible without technology change, and I tell people that CI is about making changes to business processes, not necessarily technology. Without a doubt, technology change is often an enabler that allows CI to occur, but it is not [...]

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Classification

  • Project Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Flowcharts

Tier

  • Tier One
  • Tier Two
  • Tier Three

Distribution Model

  • License Based
  • SaaS

Systems

BPI’s goal is to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. Efficiency is about doing things right with the least amount of resources and effectiveness is about doing the right things. Doing the right things is often defined by an organization’s critical success factors, defined as what must be done in order for an organization to be successful. There are multiple tools that are used in BPI including project management, flowcharting and business process management. Corporate Performance Management also contains tools for BPI - See our BI / CPM portal.

The products have been segregated by tier based on target customer and price. Within each tier, we have further classified which applications are applicable to the systems as well as the distribution model. See the filter box above to sort for the desired tier, application, and distribution model.

Tier One/Enterprise

  • Customer Revenues > $200M
  • Customer Employees > 500
  • License Fees > $300k
  • Implementation Fees:License Fees > 2:1
  • Appian
  • ARIS Platform
  • Asta
  • Metastorm
  • Microsoft Project
  • Pegasystems
  • Primavera

Tier Two/Mid Market

  • Customer Revenues $10M-$200M
  • Customer Employees 50-500
  • License Fees $50k-$300k
  • Implementation Fees:License Fees 1:1-2:1
  • Appian
  • Artemis
  • Asta
  • Metastorm
  • Microsoft Project
  • onProject
  • Pegasystems
  • Planview
  • Primavera
  • Savvion
  • Ultimus

Tier Three/Entry Level

  • Customer Revenues < $10M
  • Customer Employees < 50
  • License Fees < $50k
  • Implementation Fees:License Fees < 1:1
  • Appian
  • Artemis
  • Microsoft Project
  • onProject
  • Planview
  • Savvion
  • Ultimus

Implementers

Systems may be implemented by the developer of the software or by their business partners sometimes called Value Added Resellers.

  • None