Changing How We Do Business
- A Technology Showcase
II. Business Process Management Software
Date and Venue:
Date: December 9, 2005
Location: Microsoft Offices
2000 West Sam Houston Pkwy, suite 350
Houston, TX 77042
8:00 - 8:30 Continental breakfast and registration
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductions
8:45 - 9:15 Keynote address
“Business Process Management-- Lessons Learned”, Kurt
McCaslin, Kerr McGee
9:15 - 9:30 Q&A, explain rest of agenda
9:30 - 12:30 Concurrent sessions with 8 invited companies
6. File Net
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and wrap-up
There will be four 40 minute vendor presentations in four demonstration
rooms. Each vendor will repeat their presentation twice between 9:30
and 12:30 to allow attendees to self select into areas of interest.
Altogether 8 presentations will be made. Presentations will include 1)
description of vendor software and its capabilities, 2) examples of the
kinds of problems that are good target applications and 3) case studies.
Keynote: Kurt McCaslin, Director of Technology, Kerr-McGee, has agreed to give
the keynote address. He will describe application of Business Process
Management effort within Kerr McGee and discuss lessons learned.
Fees: Members - $15
Non-members - $30 (fee will be waived for those who sign up as SPE
members on the spot)
Content of presentations:
Abstracts of presentations will be placed on the Gulf Coast Section
website for future reference (See http://www.spegcs.org/en/cev/?859 .)
Concurrent Session Schedule
Room A Room B Room CLC Room EBR
9:30 – 10:10 SAP IBM FileNet Opentext
10:15 – 10:55 Microsoft Documentum Fuego SAP
11:00 – 11:40 OpenText FileNet IBM K-2 Net
11:45 – 12:25 K-2 Net Fuego Documentum Microsoft
Title: “Content-centric process management using Livelink”
Content: The presenters will demonstrate how Open Text’s Livelink, already a
leading enterprise content management solution in the Oil and Gas space, can
help an organization better manage the content-centric processes that are critical
to success (AFE Approval, Management of Change, Invoices, Incidents, Safety,
etc.). Many processes relevant to oil and gas companies involve various types of
content. Livelink can obviously manage the content. Find out how Livelink’s
workflow engine can be used to dynamically manage a wide variety of
processes…some that can be solved with an “off-the-shelf” product approach.
Presenters: Scott Hardin, Leo Sayavedra and Andy Counts, Open Text
Title: Microsoft Enabling Energy Business Process Optimization
Content: Within the next 5-7 years the energy industry will be facing the
retirement of a significant portion of its technical staff. To help alleviate the
problem of the loss of institutional capability from a loss of personal know-how of
experienced staff, energy companies are focusing on ways to improve
productivity, institutionalize knowledge, and capture and accelerate workflows.
Increasingly these improvements stem from the enabling of interoperability of
core technical and enterprise systems, the implementation of business work flow
systems, and improved knowledge management systems.
Microsoft will present an overview of the importance of the .net framework for
building interoperability between core systems. Web services developed in
service-oriented architecture facilitates the types of complex orchestrations of
data and integration of application that is enabled by Microsoft technology. The
introduction of the Vista operating system and Office 12 system for desktop
productivity is a powerful platform for the development of workflow systems,
which, along with complimentary applications developed by partners, will provide
an easy and familiar interface for faster user adoption of these new ways of
This presentation will highlight the business process management, and
collaboration capabilities of the integrated Microsoft technology stack including:
• Vista and Office 12
• SharePoint Services
• Sequel Data base services including Business Analytics and KPI
Presenters: Bill Terry and Michael Sternesky
Title: “Using BPM to Manage Enterprise Processes in the Petroleum
Content: This presentation discusses the usage of Business Process
Management (BPM) technology as the primary mechanism for delivering
automated, integrated and optimized business processes. The audience will
develop an understanding of how BPM platforms such as FuegoBPM can be
leveraged to rapidly integrate people, applications and systems into enterprise
business processes to help reduce costs, improve service-levels and achieve
process agility at an average of 1/10th the cost and effort of traditional integration
and workflow solutions.
Presenters: Wayne Snell and Chris Carter, Fuego Inc.
Title: “Leveraging Technology to Automate Business Processes in the Oil
& Gas Industry”
Content: The presenters will share new opportunities to leverage automated
business process management solutions to automate real world manual
processes, and will introduce the audience to K2.net 2003 Workflow, a software
solution that increases business productivity by integrating people into systematic
processes and creating an integrated workflow environment.
One example of K2.net Workflow integration will be in the form of an Electronic
Field Ticketing System. It will demonstrate the automated collection and
dissemination of field related data including field tickets, electronic customer
signatures, with the integration of workflow processes to tie that data to invoicing
and back-end systems for complete end-to-end solution.
Presenters: Joe Bocardo, Chris Geier and Travis M. Parigi, K2.Net
Title: “Competitive advantages utilizing BPM and SOA with IBM On Demand
Content: On Demand is a business strategy from IBM to help organizations
become more competitive by being more nimble and flexible. An On Demand
business is an enterprise whose business processes are integrated end-to-end
across the company and with key partners, suppliers and customers, able to
respond with speed to any customer demand, market opportunity or external
threat. Effective Business Process Management (BPM) is essential to becoming
an On Demand enterprise and a Service Oriented Architecture(SOA) is a key
enabler for BPM. This presentation will describe how IBM software provides a
flexible SOA platform to support Business Process Management with the
competitive advantage of flexibility and rapid response. Various case studies,
including a look at British Petroleum, will be discussed to illustrate the business
value of these IBM solutions.
Presenters: Rochell McLain, Jeff McBride, IBM
Title: “Reducing cost and automating compliance with BPM”
Content: In this presentation the presenters will explore current success with
BPM along with the near term future of business process automation. The
current state will be highlighting applications in production that have reduced the
cost and cycle times of business processes at a local petrochemical company.
As we move to the near term future the presentation will cover emerging areas
for BPM by giving examples of how local Oil & Gas companies are implementing
BPM technology for the automation of legal compliance. The near term
future/legal compliance discussion will deal with issues surrounding records
management, e-mail management, and simulation.
Presenters: Mike Mahan - District Manager, FileNet Corporation, Ed Kveton -
Senior Systems Consultant, FileNet Corporation
Title: SAP NetWeaver for Business Process Management
Content: SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is introduced and the
presenters will discuss the NetWeaver functionalities and some case studies.
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management encompasses the design,
configuration, execution, and monitoring of business processes. These
processes can be structured or unstructured business processes.
Presenters: Robert Suprenant et al, SAP
Title: “BPM and EMC|Documentum”
Content: The presenters will outline the options available for managing business
processes in an EMC|Documentum context, identify the use cases which are
appropriate for each of these options, and present several case studies in the
energy industry related to BPM.
Presenters: Darrell Delahoussaye, Bechtel and Mike Alsup, Gimmal Group