As the efficacy of business process reengineering (BPR) has come under question, organizations are seeking ways to modify its implementation. This has led to some semantic confusion over alternate methodologies for changing an organization’s business processes. This paper attempts to reduce confusion by distinguishing between BPR and BPI (business process improvement).
Bahn, David and Paper, David, "BPR vs. BPI: Contrasting Two Constructs" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 37.