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Closing the Year–and the IT-Business Gap–with Business Processes

Efficiency

As 2014 draws to a close and the chaos and excitement of the holiday season permeates both our personal and work lives, we’ll be offering tips on how to better align your mission with your business processes in order to streamline complexity and help agencies maximize their IT investments. In both, the private and public sectors, organizations have to do more with less. Driving efficiency into an agency’s mission approach requires continuous improvement and realignment in the business model, operations and processes. It’s certainly not easy but focusing on analyzing processes within your enterprise applications can improve operations in dramatic and easily measured ways.

This month, we’ll be featuring content around this theme, starting with a recap of a recent conference of federal executives that focused on the themes of waste, fraud and abuse. Speakers at the event offered insights about ways the federal government is using big data and business processes to ensure all assets are being accurately accounted for, as well as how agencies are using proven solutions to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

We’ll also highlight the themes of innovation and agility and their ability to drive efficiency as showcased at the recent FedTalks event. At that event, Bryan Spivak, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), discussed HHS’ Ignite, an initiative to change government culture and elicit new ways of thinking—a great example of business processes in action.

Helping agencies with their toughest integration and business process challenges is at the heart of Software AG Government Solutions’ work within the government. With proven software solutions such as webMethods for business process management and ARIS for business process analysis, we help agencies close the IT-business gap.

Visit our website for more information and resources about business processes, business modeling and IT management. And be sure to visit ModernGov throughout the month for insights from agency insiders and Software AG Government Solutions subject matter experts to help you close out 2014 on a positive note and plan for an efficient new year.

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