Next Generation Simulation Key to Harnessing Big Data

Lanner Launches Executive Briefing Paper: Simulating for Success – Harnessing Big Data and Powering Analytics

Henley-in-Arden, UK – 9th February 2012 – Lanner, a provider of simulation software proven to maximise performance and optimise resources, today announced the availability of its latest executive briefing paper, “Simulating for Success – Harnessing Big Data and Powering Analytics”. Designed to highlight the increasing role of process simulation in achieving greater collaboration and decision-making within BPM, the paper draws upon analyst research and technological developments to summarise three game changers, which are not only increasing the potential of simulation in BPM, but are making it much easier to implement.

Driven by a shift towards next generation analytics, which according to research, is helping 58% of organisations to achieve competitive advantage, the paper outlines the arrival of new standards (BPMN 2.0 and the emerging WfMC Business Process Analysis Format); increased scale facilitated by High Performance Computing (HPC); and ‘Playbook’ style user interfaces, as key developments in helping organisations to harness big data and differentiate their offerings.

“Traditionally, simulation software could be complex to integrate, and in some cases, the resources invested into integrating and getting up to speed with process simulation offset some of the benefits,” comments David Jones, CEO, Lanner. “However the emergence of new standards in the form of BPMN 2.0, increased computing power and consumer-orientated interfaces are genuinely rewriting the rulebook, and making the benefits of simulation accessible to all.

“Simulation is a core element of all BPM projects and software suites, and rather than being viewed as a tick box or add-on, as it has in the past, it is fast becoming the defacto way of adopting best BPM practice, optimising processes and maximising performance.”

A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.