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ISIS Papyrus UTA Presented in ACM Workshop at EDOC 2014

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm

The Adaptive Case Management (ACM) Workshop at EDOC 2014, which took place September 1 in Ulm, Germany, provided a platform for researchers and practitioners to discuss ACM and other non-workflow approaches to BPM.

With a list of top-class participants and an audience even larger than at last year’s EDOC, the ACM Workshop sparked inspiring discussions. Turning ACM into a mainstream topic and how company management paradigms must change first were among the hottest topics.

In his keynote, Keith Swenson envisions ACM going far beyond the IT core systems and enabling emergent processes by bringing in experts and people from different organizations as the current situation demands. For him, bridges across systems, systems thinking, organizational mindsets and terminology are going to become even more important.

In the research sessions, Ph students and their professors outlined their current scientific ACM research topics with focus on ACM guidance for knowledge workers, a solid ACM definition and underlying theory, and knowledge extraction from existing cases, such as the User-Trained Agent (UTA) developed by ISIS Papyrus.

In the practical sessions, three leading companies in the field of business process management (BPM) were invited to give insight into their ACM approaches: Exformatics A/S and Computas showed different aspects such as a flow chart-based guidance and a blackboard metaphor to enrich collaborative ACM Systems.

ISIS Papyrus presented its position paper, “Towards a pattern recognition approach for transferring knowledge in ACM,” and unveiled the full potential of the User-Trained Agent (UTA) in a captivating video. The UTA was widely acknowledged as an important ACM component for enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration between teams.

This year’s ACM Workshop at EDOC emphasized that a paradigm shift must occur in company management: People should be encouraged to work self-responsibly towards goals without being controlled and micro-managed. When you stop looking only at cost efficiency and start focusing on customer satisfaction and effectiveness, ACM paves the way to empower your employees to achieve this goal.

ISIS Papyrus Joins ACM Workshop at EDOC 2014

In event on August 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

The Adaptive Case Management (ACM) Workshop will be held during EDOC 2014 on September 1st, 2014, in Ulm, Germany. Organized by Dr. Ilia Bider of Stockholm University and Keith Swenson of Fujitsu, the workshop brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical problems and solutions in the area of ACM and other non-workflow approaches to BPM. On the part of ISIS Papyrus Thanh Tran Thi Kim, Christoph Ruhsam, Max J. Pucher, Maximilian Kobler and Jan Mendling will present the position paper “Towards a pattern recognition approach for transferring knowledge in ACM”.

The need for adaptive capabilities for the modern user-interactive enterprise has been repeatedly confirmed by research into how companies organize themselves and by the limitations and shortcomings observed in conventional approaches and tools to manage the business ecosystem. They can be summarized as follows: Business Process Management (BPM) is focused on repetitive processes with strict workflows. The necessary abstractions, however, make it impossible to handle more complex tasks. Pure case management, on the other hand, offers much higher flexibility but fails to give guidance to business users and makes it difficult to enforce compliance with policies and regulations. The inherent simplification of case management solutions will furthermore lead to inaccuracies in the underlying model.

In contrast, Adaptive Case Management provides both flexibility and guidance. It focuses on case information, not on the process. A case gathers all the necessary information required to handle it: These are performers (users/roles participating in the case), data/content, rules and of course processes and tasks. Adaptive Case Management is designed to empower knowledge workers by giving them the power to make autonomous decisions within the constraints of the overall business strategy. The management defines achievable business and process goals and communicates them transparently while business users themselves add tasks to achieve these goals. This leads to a “design-by-doing” approach enabling users to create, modify, and analyze processes on the fly. Adaptive processes, despite lacking a predictable and repeatable progression, nevertheless go from a less ordered to a more ordered state through user action. Decisions taken by business users are furthermore shared by storing them in templates and making them available to other actors within the company as suggested actions.

Adaptive Case Management is well suited for arbitrary document content, collaborative decision-making and a high level of customer interaction. It can be used in every service-oriented and customer-focused operation of a company dealing with complex, event-driven activities from customer claims management and contract management to new accounts, purchase-to-pay, fraud investigations,  and many other applications across a broad range of domains.

ISIS Open House Vienna 2012: A Brief Review

In event on May 9, 2012 at 7:06 am

The eve of the Open House was dedicated to the traditional gala show and the famed white stallions of the Spanish Riding School formed a fine contrast for the splendid display of innovative performance at equally high levels that was to follow during the next two days.

Among the cherished guests at the ISIS Headquarters was Toronto-based Sandy Kemsley, who tweeted live from the multitude of workshops, labs and real-world showcases that demonstrated the versatility and uniqueness of ISIS Papyrus solutions. Sandy is an independent analyst and systems architect, specializing in business process management, Enterprise 2.0, enterprise architecture and business intelligence. She is an internationally renowned speaker, trainer, and blogger on those topics. Here are some quotes from her coverage of #isisopenhouse:

“They’ve created the critical round trip between strategy and execution by connecting strategic objectives (in a strategy map) to business architecture (in a capability map) to process goals (balanced scorecard and other KPIs): not only is this top-down, where strategy defines capabilities, which in turn are used to define KPIs, but also feeding back so that the actual performance during execution is compared back to the architecture and strategy.”
(On ISIS Papyrus Adaptive Case Management)

“They provide a mobile app that acts as a portal to any application developed on their platform; … This provides access to the same application on iOS, Android, PC desktop and in the browser through their UI widgets. … We saw a demo of an iPad-based vehicle claim app built on this platform, and how the menus and features on the app are driven by the case definition in the desktop environment. Because it’s driven by the Papyrus platform, the app has access to the same data and documents as a desktop application, although rendered in a mobile form factor.”
(On Mobile Integration with the Papyrus Platform)

“Rather than having multiple systems that deal with content – ingestion, analysis, processing and generation, multiplied by the number of interaction channels – a single platform can reduce the internal efforts to develop content-centric processes, while presenting a more seamless customer experience across multiple channels. … it’s something that comes up in many of the BPM implementations that I’m involved in, and typically isn’t handled all that well (if at all) by those systems. In many cases, it’s a poorly implemented afterthought, performed in a non-integrated fashion in another system, or becomes one of those things that the users ask for but just never receive. ”
(On the ISIS Papyrus Business Communication Platform and Correspondence Generation)

The complete posts can be found on Sandy’s blog called Column 2:

Keynote of ISIS CTO Max J. Pucher

ISIS Papyrus Business Communication Platform for Correspondence Generation

ISIS Papyrus Integrated Inbound and Outbound Correspondence

Personalized Electronic Statements at China Trust Commercial Bank

Mobile, Social And Integration With The Papyrus Platform

ISIS Papyrus Adaptive Case Management

Document Capture to Process

As a reminder for those who missed the opportunity to attend the event in Vienna: the US Open House and User Conference at Southlake, TX, takes place from May 20-22 and brings similar insights in the technological breakthroughs from ISIS Papyrus.

All the details of this event are again brought to your mobile device through the ISIS Papyrus Event Planning app that can be downloaded for free:

For iOS:
For Android:

ISIS Papyrus at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011

In event on October 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

ISIS Papyrus features prominently among the exhibitors of the 2011 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo which is held in Orlando, FL, from October 16-20. The event has a rich agenda which makes attendance worthwhile for CIOs and senior IT leaders.

There is a wide variety of topics covered with programs and tracks specifically designed to gain insights in industry -specific solutions as well as strategic approaches defined by IT role.

ISIS Papyrus will showcase its Papyrus Platform for Adaptive Case Management (ACM) which combines inbound and outbound content with analytics, event processing and the relevant contextual business processes in a shared case folder with different views based on case status and user. Event attendees will be able to learn how they can use the solutions from ISIS Papyrus to share some of the following benefits with over 2,000 major organizations worldwide:

  • Holistic customer view for end-to-end case management
  • Shorter development-cycles by out-of-box seamless integration, WYSIWYG and content management
  • Reduced time-to-market by empowering business and marketing users to control their processes, content and templates
  • Simplified compliance by process-embedded regulation and audit control
  • Increased customer retention and loyalty through a unified customer view for inbound and outbound communications
  • Empowerment and management of collaborative work and efficient workflows
  • Enabling of flexible, accountable and holistic knowledge-based activity
  • Process adaptation to make effective customer outcomes
  • Expanded access to the knowledge worker’s expertise and experience.

See the following video for a presentation of the powerful capabilities and some notable customer installations by ISIS Papyrus CEO Annemarie Pucher: