What is BiSL?
BiSL is an abbreviation of Business Information Services Library. It is a vendor independent public domain library for the implementation of business information management. The library consists of publications describing the process framework for business information management and a large number of best practices, white papers, articles and presentations.
BiSL aims to professionalize the demand function. Not only within an organization, but also as a unifying factor between different organizations. The standardized approach of BiSL contributes to the professionalization of the demand organization and facilitates a more efficient and cost effective way of working. One of the most important benefits of the framework is that a common language and reference is provided to the market, facilitating a better understanding and communication between the involved parties.
Since the nineties, ITIL® (IT Infrastructure Library) has been used to improve the maturity of service management processes, particularly in the area of IT infrastructure management. As it became apparent that application management had additional needs, ASL® (Application Services Library) was developed and introduced into the public domain in 2002. Similarly, once it was realised that the demand side of IT also had specific needs that were not addressed sufficiently by existing frameworks, there was a justification for a framework for this domain. Customers of IT organizations had very little focus on their own role and all hopes were set solely on the IT vendors and they were not capable to sufficiently influence the effectiveness and efficiency of IT on their own. The client or demand role is a crucial factor in achieving a situation where IT is worth it’s money.
In 2005, the Business Information Services Library (BiSL) was launched into the public domain as a library for business information management. The library consists of publications describing the process framework for business information management and a large number of best practices, white papers, articles and presentations. The library is promoted and supported by the ASL BiSL Foundation.
The adoption of BiSL in the market was quite fast, and it was implemented in many organizations, primarily in the Netherlands. In 2012 a revised version of BiSL was published in which some of the terminology was slightly updated.
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BiSL® is a Registered Trademark of ASL BiSL Foundation
Application Services Library ASL ® is a Registered Trademark of ASL BiSL Foundation