Leveraging ERP software's workflow management capabilities: Tips and advice for getting started

Workflow management has evolved over decades. Today, there are many options for workflow management, especially in ERP environments, and the benefits can be compelling. Companies can find notable improvements in efficiency and profitability when they truly understand cross-functional business processes -- and have a method to link and manage these processes across their organizations. So, in this podcast, we explore how organizations can effectively leverage workflow management in ERP environments and how to get a project off the ground.

In this podcast, appropriate for both IT and business professionals, listeners will:

  • Get an clear explanation of workflow management and hear how the discipline and terminology have evolved over the years
  • Hear how to build a business case for workflow management in an ERP environment -- and get ideas for common use cases for workflow management
  • Find out how to get a workflow management project started -- and get expert advice for the first phase


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Find more about workflow management, including ways to leverage the capability in ERP environments, how to build a business case and how to get started with a project in this expert podcast.


About the speaker: Robert Osborne is the Director of Project Quality Assurance for Enterprise Solutions for Ciber, Inc. He's part of CIBER's Center for Project Performance, and provides project oversight for CIBER's North American Commercial Enterprise Systems practice. In this role, Robert provides guidance on risk avoidance, program management and project execution for CIBER's national and global integration projects for ERP implementations, particularly SAP and Lawson solutions. Robert has over three decades of experience as a professional services executive, an international management consultant and enterprise project manager. Robert is a published author and speaker who leverages real-world experience to build teams that deliver results.

About CIBER: CIBER is a leader in assisting business and government clients with their IT initiatives, including ERP implementation, integration, and hosting; IT security; and enterprise integration initiatives, such as business intelligence, data governance, data warehousing, and service-oriented architecture. CIBER's global technical expertise, business acumen, industry knowledge, and exemplary customer service have been acknowledged by clients and industry experts since CIBER's inception in 1974, and CIBER has won numerous awards for excellence from clients, industry groups, and partners.

CIBER understands the issues that are important to business. Their expertise includes helping customers with ERP Solutions, Data Center Operations, IT Outsourcing, Wholesale Distribution Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Transportation Solutions, RFID Deployment, and much more. CIBER's clients include many world class companies like Coors Brewing Company, Eastman Kodak, Monsanto and Westinghouse. 


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This was first published in December 2008

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