BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier

BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier
From his first-hand experience as CTO of Ultimus, Rashid Khan discusses the opportunities and the challenges to BPM vendors as a result of the Software-as-a-Service trend currently in vogue. Although he foresees that the journey for BPM toward SaaS will be slow but steady, the process, done with care, will ultimately yield more adaptable BPM systems that will deliver significant benefits to the customer. Read Rashid`s Column for a thoughtful perspective on this important topic.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, author of Business Process Management: A Practical Guide, is the Founder of Chatty Solutions (www.chattysolutions.com), a company that markets a mobile application platform. Previously he leveraged his entrepreneurial skills to build Ultimus (www.ultimus.com)into a successful global enterprise. In 1983, without any outside capital, Khan founded SINTECH, Inc., a start-up that pioneered the use of application software for mechanical testing automation. After a successful run in which he turned the company into an industry leader, he sold SINTECH, Inc. to MTS Systems Corporation. In 1994, Khan founded Ultimus, providing the start-up finances on his own to allow the company to pursue a long-term vision unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. Ultimus became a recognized leader in BPM employs 270 people in seventeen offices across the globe. Khan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Computer Science from M.I.T. Khan can be reached at rashid@chattysolutions.com.
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