BPM Awards Rules

BPM vendors/technology providers may nominate their customers and user organizations may nominate themselves.

Submission form here (only an abstract required now)

If you are familiar with the awards process and you do not wish to submit an extract, and simply require the latest Q&A template to submit the completed case study, just complete the short form here.

  1. Although BPM vendors and service providers are not eligible, we encourage them to assist their customers in submitting an application. Any service provider may submit a nomination on behalf of a customer or other user organization.

  2. Installation size is not a significant factor: Success and innovation are more important. The installation, however, must have demonstrable, innovative and proven benefits.

  3. There is no limit to the number of companies that you may nominate, however a non-refundable entry fee of US$295.00 is required to accompany each entry.
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  4. All entries must be submitted electronically using our submission form. We will send you our easy Q&A template to complete with your full case study and return to us.

  5. If selected as a Winner, the Nominees will be offered the opportunity to have their case study published in the next annual Excellence in Practice series. Permission to publish will be granted in writing to the Awards Management Company and Publisher, Future Strategies Inc. No material other than the first paragraph abstract will be published without written permission.

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Categories (Worldwide)

On the submission form please indicate your specific areas of focus.
Categories include, but are not limited to:

    • Customer Excellence / Customer Experience Management

    • Product Innovation and New Product Development

    • Risk Management and Prediction

    • Decision Modeling and Management

    • Business Architecture and Process Design

    • Regulatory Compliance / Compliance Management

    • Adaptability and Agile Business Practices

    • Process Intelligence / Intelligent Business Operations

    • System Modernization and Operational Transformation

The areas of focus do not represent discrete categories per se, nor are entries required to be “force fit” or otherwise limited to these, but provide the judges with focus and consideration during the judging process. 

There are no regional categories or sub-categories. The judges reserve the right to add or remove categories at their discretion.


Nominations will be judged on excellence demonstrated in the following areas:


  • Innovative use of BPM technology to solve unique problems
  • Creative and successful implementation of advanced BPM concepts
  • Level of integration with other technologies and legacy systems
  • Degree of complexity in the business process and underlying IT architecture


  • Successful BPM and/or workflow implementation methodology (BPM CoE, Project Team, etc)
  • Size, scope and quality of change management process
  • Scope and scale of the implementation (e.g. size, geography, inter-company processes)


  • Extent and quantifiable impact of productivity improvements
  • Significance of cost savings
  • Level of increased revenues, product enhancements, customer service or quality improvements
  • Impact of the system on competitive positioning in the marketplace
  • Proven strategic importance to the organization's mission
  • Degree to which the system enabled a culture change within the organization and methodology for achieving that change.

Winners and finalists receive additional recognition by having their case studies published in the annual volume of Excellence in Practice by Future Strategies Inc., and may additionally be included in book titles aimed at vertical idustries such as:

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