September 30, 2015 | Written by: Carolyn Rogers
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BP3, a professional services firm focused on business process improvement and management, prides itself on having deployed solutions in some of the most challenging environments the Fortune 500 have to offer. And when it comes to cloud, things can get even tougher.
“A lot of folks are moving to cloud aggressively, but BPM is a tricky space to take to the cloud because a lot of the systems that we interface with are behind the firewall or have HIPAA compliance restraints or other regulatory constraints that make it difficult to just put everything in the cloud,” says Scott Francis, Founder & CTO of BP3.
As a result, many companies are conservative in their approach to cloud. To meet their clients’ wide range of needs and preferences, BP3 has teamed with IBM to deliver secure and flexible cloud computing options.
Sometimes this means using a hybrid approach with both on- and off-premise infrastructure, and sometimes this even means, gasp!, running IBM BPM in other cloud providers. In the end, meeting the clients’ specific business needs is the most important thing. “IBM’s really covered the bases for our customers depending on their preferences,” says Francis.
Neches analyzes BPM models and helps determine how complex the models are, how difficult they’ll be to maintain, and whether you’re following best practices.
In addition to teaming with IBM to bring new value to clients through the cloud, BP3 launched a product in February called Neches for Analysis. The tool, which runs on SoftLayer infrastructure and is available through the IBM Cloud Marketplace, analyzes BPM models and helps determine how complex the models are, and how difficult they’ll be to maintain, and whether you’re following best practices.
With all of this, as well as their acquisition last year of a European company which is doing quite a bit of work with IBM Bluemix, BP3 is poised to continue to deliver great value to their clients with cloud.
“We grew 60% last year, for a software and services company that gets most of their money from subscriptions and services, that’s a pretty fantastic year,” say Francis, “It’s not so much what’s different as doubling down on the bets we’ve made, with our IBM customer base, with our own customer base, and just really investing in the customer experience overall.”