Like BPR, Workflow Management (WFM) has at various times been seen either as a panacea or a disaster. Also like BPR, WFM has a strong underlying theory and technology. The Ken Orr Institute has developed a systems engineering approach that provides business analysts and systems developers with a whole new set of workflow possibilities based on "managing the in-box." This approach allows workflow to be added to any application, even traditional OLTP ones. Since WFM requires rethinking how businesses and business processes actually work, KOI is doing research on how "virtual" or "e-business" can take advantage of the potential WFM technology.
As part of this development effort, KOI is currently working with ARTech, the developer of GeneXus, to integrate WFM into the GeneXus framework. This represents KOI's ongoing commitment to integrating our research into advanced technologies with a simple, usable systems methodology.
The hallmark of the Warnier/Orr Methodology is the continual refinement of advanced technology with practical business thinking. Organizations today simply can't afford not to apply technology, but in many instances, the choices are overwhelming and confusing. KOI is prepared to lead organizations through the process of deciding which technologies are key, and then tailoring individual solutions to critical business opportunities.
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