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Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

bpm free  of “free” . Some BPM vendors may deliver their solutions in both FOSS and proprietary models. In this case, you should be clear about the differences between the two offerings and make sure you will be able to stay with the free version relatively long or be able to move to the proprietary version if your requirements go beyond what the free version is capable of. •  Be prepared to spend some money . Although the license is free of charge, you will still need to invest in the implementation. In

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Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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