Whether you're just exploring or actually getting started with using IBM® business process management software, you've come to the right place. This page, part of the developerWorks BPM zone, provides an overview of the IBM BPM family of products and points you to a wealth of resources to help you learn more about the specific areas of interest to you and your business.
Business process management is all about collaborating between business and IT to build better processes to increase business agility and improve customer satisfaction. With IBM BPM solutions, you can optimize business performance by documenting, deploying and continuously improving end-to-end business processes.
To get started with BPM, you need to focus on delivering business value. Take an incremental approach that allows you to quickly prove value with a single project, build competency and skills, and extend across the enterprise. One particularly effective approach to BPM adoption is the Center of Excellence (COE) approach.
IBM BPM has four focus areas: business monitor, process automation, decision management, and process discovery and design, includes the following key products:
For resources on IBM business process management for both business and IT users, see the developerWorks Business process management zone.
The quarterly IBM BPM Journal is another great source for BPM articles and columns.
IBM business rules management systems (BRMS) are a key component of BPM. They provide easy, safe, reliable control over automated decisions used by business systems. IBM BRMS includes the following products:
Bookmark and visit the developerWorks BPM site to learn more about the IBM Business Process Management platform and tools, whether you're a just beginning your BPM journey or are already an expert. This site is updated every week with the latest BPM-related events, product announcements, articles, tutorials, trial downloads, and more.
IBM Redbooks typically provide positioning and value guidance, installation and implementation experiences, typical solution scenarios, and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines. They often include sample code and other support materials that are also available as downloads from this site.
IBM Press books address the wide range of WebSphere products and services, architectures, and business solutions. With books designed to help users prepare for WebSphere certifications, master the implementation and support of a diverse range of WebSphere products and solutions, and educate business leaders.