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Blueworks Insights: Bringing IBM Blueworks Live to Life

Background Blueworks Live from IBM is a very powerful yet intuitive platform that is used by businesses, large and small,...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Workflow Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on Automation Alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

IBM Blueworks Live Review: It Has The Ability To Document In...

Below is an interview with Jared Michalec, Salient Process VP of Client Services, by IT Central Station. Click here to access...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Task (RPA) Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on automation alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

What Type of Work can be Helped by Decision Automation?

In Part 1 of this series on automation alignment, we described an overall approach to fitting the right type of automation to...

How to Avoid an Automation Tower of Babel

This is the first in a series of blogs describing an approach to aligning types of work with the proper automation...

How to Create a Digital Business Automation Organization

Lately, we’ve been speaking with a lot of companies about what a Digital Business Automation (DBA) platform is, and how to...

Demystifying DBA

Over the past few years, IBM has consolidated several products to form one comprehensive Digital Business Automation (DBA)...

Focus, Speed and Method for a Differentiation Strategy – You Get All...

I recently began my new position here at Salient Process as a Sr. Account Executive.  As part of my 90-day ramp up, I was...

RPA is Dead. Long Live Robotic Task Automation

HFS's blog “RPA is Dead. Long live Integrated Automation Platforms” was really good, and incredibly thought provoking. So much...

Beware of the Frankenstack & Frankencloud! Do you mix...

If your DBA stack is a ghoulish mish-mash of software, the performance effects on your business could be frightening.

Four AIs Walk into a Bar to Discuss which Branch of Robotics could...

Four AIs - IBM Watson, Salesforce Einstein, Google Duplex, and Zo AI - walk into a bar. Watson, Duplex, and Zo each order a...

Salient Process Introduces New Tools to Expedite IBM BAW Migration

IBM Gold Business Partner, Salient Process, leverages proprietary migration tools to improve process applications while...

Stop Digital Failures with Process Mapping?

Way back in the early 1980’s (ok, so dating myself) I was working for a Management Consulting firm out of Washington DC...

Salient Process Appoints John Stange as VP of Sales and Marketing

CARMICHAEL, Calif.-March 4, 2019-Salient Process, Inc is pleased to announce the promotion of John Stange to VP of Sales and...

The Agile Migration: IBM BAW and Beyond

Migrations can be tough. Sometimes it can feel like we’re back to the drawing board when things don’t go as planned. Even...

Make Digital Transformation Fun Again

Over the past 12 months, I’ve attended several business technology events including OPEX San Diego, Forrester Digital...

Quick Process Builder - Blueworks Live Integration

According to IBM’s introduction, “Blueworks Live is a business process modeling tool … [that’s] easy to use, allowing you to...

BPM 8.6.0 - Next Task

BPM Next Task When a user logs into IBM Process Portal, they are given the opportunity to pick from a list of work items the...

The Different Coding Levels of Process Automation in IBM BPM...

There has been a lot of interest and discussion over the last couple of years about Low-Code Platforms and Citizen Developers....

Quick Process Builder - Service Integration

When using Quick Process Builder, we can rapidly construct new processes with the minimum of technical knowledge.  However,...

How Our North Star Methodology Enables Successful Digital...

Recently, I read an article from Harvard Business Review on why so many high profile digital transformations fail. The article...

Using Regular Expressions with Automation Anywhere

Regular expressions are a powerful technique for pattern matching and data extraction.  The idea behind a regular expression...

Questions on AI, Design Thinking, and Continuous Process Improvement...

In Sandy Kemsley's blog here, she writes about the final keynote at AIIM18, given by Mike Walsh. I'm not going to regurgitate...

The Journey to No-Code Business Process Improvement

About a year ago, I posted a blog about SPARK Ignition, our attempt at building a No Code solution to automate IBM BPM...

Salient Surpasses the Capabilities of IBM BPM and Blockchain...

Salient Process makes business automation and management effortless with the SPARK Enterprise Workflow Origination Kit (SPARK...

BPM: Decision Tables in 8.6.0

For several releases, IBM BPM has had Decision Tables.  This is a subset of the function available in IBM's Operational...

Changes required for any Salesforce integration in IBM BPM

Salesforce announced that they will be changing their root signer certificate in the next couple of weeks.  If you have any...

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Working with MongoDB

In some recent videos, I found myself working with creating DLLs for use in MetaBots and saving state in file systems for...

BPM: Inline User Tasks

With the arrival of BPM 8.6.0 and the latest fixes, Inline User tasks were added. The notion here is that when we create a...

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Saving State

When a task executes, it starts from nothing and performs commands until it completes.  The notion that it "starts from...

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Slow web pagesConsider automation a web page

Consider automation a web page.  We might have a task that enters some text in an input field and clicks on a submission...

RPA: Automation Anywhere: Working with DLLs and MetaBots

When we use MetaBots, we can invoke Microsoft Dynamic Load Libraries (DLLs).  Here we discuss what that means and how to...

IBM BPM: Debugging a CSHS

When working with BPM human services, specifically Client Side Human Services, we often want to be able to debug JavaScript...

IBM BPM: Enabling Coach Views based on other Coach Views

This is a description of a real-world puzzle that was presented to me.  In the solution we have the presentation of two...

IBM BPM: Tables and Data Column

Consider a table within a Coach.  Tables, by definition, are composed of rows of data where each row is composed of distinct...

Santa Comes in June: Announcing SPARK UI Packaged For Free With IBM...

What could be better than a second Christmas in June? Santa is bringing the gift of great UI in IBM BPM 8.5.7. No longer will...

IBM BPM: External Participant Support Toolkit - Part 1

In this tutorial we start to examine the Salient Process's External Participant Support toolkit. The core idea here is to...

ODM Rules Components

A typical Operational Decision Manager (ODM) Rules setup will contain three major components: Decision Server Rules, Decision...

IBM BPM: Dynamic Preview (WYSIWYG)

When creating a new low-level Coach View that provides a new UI visualization of data, we have the ability to provide a...

IBM BPM: Cancel a Dialog Data Update

While studying modal sections (dialogs), I wanted to see how I could cancel the update of data within the dialog without...

IBM BPM: Coach View Eventing

While studying the new Coach View Eventing in BPM CF 2017.03 (that is part of the bluewash of SPARK UI), I figured I'd put out...

IBM BPM: Creating a Dialog with SPARK UI

In this technical tutorial video we look at what it takes to create a dialog using the Salient Process SPARK UI Coach Views.

ODM Rule Artifact Types

IBM’s Operational Decision Manager (ODM) uses Action Rules and Decision Tables to describe decisions, and Ruleflows to...

Neil Kolban Joins the Salient Process Team

The Salient Process team is thrilled to announce Neil Kolban has joined our Innovation team! He'll be working alongside our...

Now is the time to "Ignite your Process"

As the Salient team was finalizing the release of SPARK Ignition last month, we expected it would catch fire (pun intended)....

What a Time to be Alive! InterConnect 2017 and Excitement about SPARK...

It’s safe to say the energy and excitement level for Salient Process products and our customers’ solutions was at an...

Salient Process partnering with IBM on the new IBM Digital Business...

Salient Process is pleased to announce its continued partnership with IBM on the new IBM Digital Business Assistant...

DSI Event Paging

This is the second in a series of articles on IBM Decision Server Insights (DSI) innovation at Salient Process. See IBM ODM...

Integrating Business Rules with Business Events/Insights: When and...

We have amazing business rules developed and working business events and need to reuse some Decision Services when an event...

Salient Process is the Winner of the IBM InterConnect 2017 Smarter...

This weekend at IBM Interconnect, Salient Process was announced as the winner of the IBM 2017 Smarter Process Innovation...

What are Business Rules?

In just about any business, one will encounter rules.  They may not necessarily be called “rules,” but they almost certainly...

What is ODM Rules?

In many businesses, one has many rules to work with in day-to-day operations.  Banks will use rules to strike the right...

Coming Soon to a Process Near You...

On February 27th, we will announce SPARK Ignition, our latest addition to the SPARK suite of IBM BPM toolkits, and our latest...

IBM BPM SPARK Has Gone Global

It has been an incredibly successful twelve-month period for Salient Process, and for our IBM BPM SPARK suite of toolkits in...

Heard on the Street: Misinformation about the SPARK UI Toolkit

Increasingly, we are noticing misinformation generated by some of Salient’s competition regarding the SPARK UI Toolkit. This...

DSI Time Compression

This is the first in a series of articles on IBM Decision Server Insights (DSI) innovation at Salient Process. See IBM ODM DSI...

IBM ODM Decision Server Insights Innovation at Salient Process

At Salient Process, we have long specialized in extending the capabilities of IBM’s Business Process Management (BPM) and...

Why IBM Chose Salient Process and SPARK

Given the announcement by IBM on June 7th that SPARK will become the default UI Toolkit for IBM BPM, we wanted to share with...

Practical Solutions to Common BPMS Delivery Problems

Scene - There’s an all hands meeting scheduled 1 month before the originally planned “Go – Live” date. The project manager...

Are You Focused on Progress?

As we invest time and energy into the different aspects of our lives, we can sometimes forget to analyze new information that...

The Moment I Saw the Light

Prior to working with Salient Process I was in the sales industry and considered myself to be very organized and efficient...

Interconnect 2016 BPM Keynote - Even IBM Uses SPARK UI

To our very pleasant surprise and satisfaction, the demo done during the IBM Interconnect Conference BPM Keynote session was...

Salient Presenting with Adobe at IBM Interconnect 2016

If you are going to be at IBM Interconnect 2016, please stop by and listen to and interact with Jared Michalec (our VP of...

Blueworks Live (BWL) Migration

Migrating Between BWL Accounts When migrating between Blueworks Live accounts you have a couple of options. Blueworks Live...

The Days of the BPMS Hero are Over

It has been my experience over the years when many Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) vendors (be they software or...

Getting Fired for the Best Possible Reason

When is getting "fired" a reason to celebrate? When it is for the right reason and it was your ultimate goal anyway. To get to...

Erasing the Divide

I'm a big football fan and one thing I notice every year as the season progresses is that the perennial championship...

I See Process in Everything

Background My name is Rackley Boren, I currently live in Atlanta, GA and work for Salient Process as a Solution Architect and...

FIRST IN, LAST OUT

I wanted to share where my passion for process improvement and efficiency comes from. I can remember the exact moment I...

Enabling Higher Level Thinking

If we as humans had to focus most of our attention on consciously running vital functions (breathing, digesting, metabolizing,...

Two processes: A block away, but miles apart

I live in East Sacramento, which is a small neighborhood just outside of downtown Sacramento. It is a quaint and established...

Still on Teamworks v6? Consider this to be your last wake up call

Just the other day I was in a meeting and my phone buzzed, when I took it out to put it in silent mode – I was immediately...

Focusing on KPI's: How to improve a standard by focusing on KPI's

Ok, anybody that knows me knows I’m a gearhead.   I especially love motorcycles.  I’ve ridden well over 150,000 miles, and I...
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