Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).
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Today, BPM can streamline business processes within and between systems, because it is a mix of workflow, EAI, and application development that makes it easier for companies to codify current processes, automate their execution, monitor performance, and make on-the-fly adjustments to improve the processes. BPM Cautions and Caveats We do not necessarily see BPM as a significant enabler for reinventing mature, cut-and-dry ERP or computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) processes, particularly