By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- New research on Information Software Technology is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Ciudad Real, Spain, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Organizations are rapidly adopting Business Process Management (BPM) as they focus on their business processes (BPs), seeing them to be key elements in controlling and improving the way they perform their business. Business Process Intelligence (BPI) takes as its focus the collection and analysis of information from the execution of BPs for the support of decision making, based on the discovery of improvement opportunities."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Castilla La Mancha University, "Realizing BPs by services introduces an intermediate service layer that enables us to separate the specification of BPs in terms of models from the technologies implementing them, thus improving their modifiability by decoupling the model from its implementation. To provide an approach for the continuous improvement of BPs, based on their realization with services and execution measurement. It comprises an improvement process to integrate the improvements into the BPs and services, an execution measurement model defining and categorizing several measures for BPs and service execution, and tool support for both. We carried out a systematic literature review, to collect existing proposals related to our research work. Then, in close collaboration with business experts from the Hospital General de Ciudad Real (HGCR), Spain, and following design science principles, we developed the methods and artifacts described in this paper, which were validated by means of a case study. We defined an improvement process extending the BP lifecycle with measurement and improvement activities, integrating an execution measurement model comprising a set of execution measures. Moreover, we developed a plug-in for the ProM framework to visualize the measurement results as a proof-of-concept prototype. The case study with the HGCR has shown its feasibility."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our improvement vision, based on BPs realized by services and on measurement of their execution, in conjunction with a systematic approach to integrate the detected improvements, provides useful guidance to organizations."
For more information on this research see: An integrated approach based on execution measures for the continuous improvement of business processes realized by services. Information and Software Technology, 2014;56(2):134-162. Information and Software Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Information and Software Technology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/525444)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Delgado, Castilla La Mancha University, Inst Informat Technol & Syst, Ciudad Real 13051, Spain. Additional authors for this research include B. Weber, F. Ruiz, I.G.R. de Guzman and M. Piattini.
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Ciudad Real, Information Software Technology
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