I recently wrote two white papers for Bizagi on going beyond process modeling to process execution: Bizagi is known for their free downloadable process modeler, but also have a full-featured BPMS for process execution.
My papers are not at all specific to Bizagi products; the first one, which you can find here (registration required) outlines the business benefits of automating and managing processes, and presents some use cases. In my experience, almost every organization models their processes in some way, but most never move beyond process analysis to process management. This paper will provide some information that can help build a business case to do just that.
The second paper will be released in a few weeks, covering a more technical view of exactly how you go about starting on process automation projects, and moving from an initial project to a broader program or center of excellence.
We’re also scheduling a webinar to expand on the concepts in the paper, I’ll post the date when that’s available.
If you want to learn more about how Bizagi stacks up in the BPMS marketplace, check out the report on Bizagi from the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering. available in both English and German. Spoiler alert: relative to the participating vendors, Bizagi scored above average in six of the nine categories, with the remaining around average. This is a more rigorous academic view than you might find in a typical analyst report on a vendor, including test scenarios and scripts for workshops where they created and ran sample process applications. Fraunhofer sells a book with the complete market analysis of all vendors studied, although I could only find a German edition on their site.