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CommerceQuest and Savvi International Announce Six Sigma Alliance

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 22:00

CommerceQuest Inc. and Savvi International have announced an alliance that expands the effectiveness of Six Sigma throughout the subscribing business enterprise by leveraging business process management (BPM) information technology.

The announcement, made at the Leadership Conference of the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, is being touted as a major advancement in the streamlining of complex business process management and Six Sigma technology.

Desktop BPM tools help Six Sigma practitioners in the design and simulation of business processes for Six Sigma projects. Enterprise BPM improves the effectiveness of business initiatives by applying information technology to define, measure and analyze entire process improvement programs. Combining the advanced Enterprise BPM solution of CommerceQuest’s TRAXION Enterprise Business Process Management Suite with the Savvi Sigma performance improvement methodology, businesses are now able to completely characterize, understand and manage entire value chains. People and systems, as well as process participants, can now perform to unprecedented levels of control and predictibility.

"Approaching organizational process improvements holistically is the heart of BPM and aligns well with the Six Sigma methodology," says Mike Forster, chairman and CEO of CommerceQuest. "CommerceQuest’s Enterprise BPM solution adds a new dimension of performance to Six Sigma by giving practitioners the ability to scale beyond departmental projects to initiatives that impact the entire enterprise."

Projects as diverse as assimilating new employees, streamlining the promotions management process and improving a corporation’s ability to visualize and optimize store-level operations are just a few examples of Six Sigma working with Enterprise BPM to optimize enterprise-level business processes.

"Aligning Six Sigma with Enterprise BPM may be the most significant advancement to the capability of these two already powerful methodologies," says Don Redinius, president and COO of Savvi International.

To learn more about Savvi International, click here.

To learn more about CommerceQuest, click here.


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