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Cloud BPM : Enabling the Emerging BPaaS Market

Business Process as a Service, adding a fourth layer in addition to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

The key explosive factor for the Cloud computing market will be when it evolves from simple hosting services for web applications, to catering for full outsourcing scenarios.

This is what the outsourcing industry have started referring to as ‘BPaaS’ – Business Process as a Service, adding a fourth layer in addition to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

Described in this article, and this one, experts from organizations like Tata, Infosys, IBM and Dell Perot, key sectors like Healthcare and financial services will seek out entire vertical end-to-end solutions from Cloud providers. They’ll want to transform expensive paper-based and legacy application systems and ideally access the solution in a telco-like utility manner.

Cloud BPM : Business Process Management

Telcos and web hosting providers will be able to service this market through adopting Cloud BPM platforms: Business Process Management software that leverages Cloud technologies.

The types of functions these apps will offer will include:

  • Conversion of paper-based workflow forms
  • Imaging and document management
  • E-Payment, check processing and funds transfer facilities
  • Legacy application data integration
  • Multimedia
  • Email and Sharepoint file archiving

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