BP3 is BPM: Why We Do What We Do for IBM Impact and our Customers - by Scott Francis an IBM Champion
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We're excited about our 4th year at IBM Impact. Every year we've increased our investment. The first year, immediately following the Lombardi acquisition, I could barely make room on our calendar to get to the conference.
If you recall, Lombardi's day-long sessions were literally standing room only, in a room half the size it needed to be, with half the air-conditioning required to keep us comfortable. I talked about bpmCamp - a Lombardi-centric BPM gathering at Stanford University. A lot has changed since then! Phil Gilbert is now GM of the Design Group at IBM. There's new leadership in BPM at IBM. And BPM is bigger than ever.
Every year we've increased our investment in Impact, because our experience the previous year led us to make the investment. In 2012 we became a sponsor for the first time. And this year a silver sponsor. We're bringing 10 people this year - so IBM Impact is a great chance to get to know our business leadership, our relationship team, and our technical leadership.
But investing dollars in the conference isn't really what this is about. The real question is why does BP3 invest in all the technology we invest in alongside IBM BPM? Why did we introduce BPM Deploy (IBM BPM on Amazon EC2) a full year before anyone else could do it? Why did we invest in migration tools to help heritage Lombardi customers move to IBM BPM? Why did we build quality analysis tools and metrics for our customers? Why are we offering important toolkits for free to our customers? Why are we building market-leading mobile solutions for IBM BPM? Why do we work so hard to make our deployments successful? Why did we create a whole team (BP Labs) just to invest in BPM innovation?
We're doing it all to make BPM easier for our customers and for early adopters. A customer's concerns don't stop once they make the decision to buy software and sign on the dotted line. Buying software is just the beginning of a journey into learning new tools and solving new problems, and they're going to be worried.
BP3's mission is to make BPM easy.
And we're going to show some things at IBM Impact that really illustrate how much we can help make BPM easy for you
But maybe you don't believe a UI can look great on your browser, and still look amazing on your iPhone. Do me a favor and watch the video - I think we'll change your mind!
We've put up a page with all of our IBM Impact activities so that you can keep track of BP3 all in one place. We'll be speaking with UMB Bank Tuesday afternoon, and Andrew Paier is participating in a Mobile BPM session Tuesday at 5:15pm. Rich Phillips is participating in book signings, the next one taking place:
Additionally, a couple of sessions that promise to be fun:
We're also saying thank you to our customers with a happy hour on Tuesday night. It is just our small way of saying thanks for being such great partners with us over the last 6 years.
Doing right by our customers is our first priority. Starting there, and with our obvious depth of expertise in BPM, everything else follows. Because we're doing right by our customers, we're investing in making BPM easy for them.