Oracle BPM Upgrades Look to Boost Project Simplicity, Effectiveness

Oracle’s just-announced Business Process Management Suite 11g aims to simplify and improve effectiveness of enterprise-wide BPM projects with key upgrades.  Oracle BPM Suite 11g sports a unified process foundation, a user-centric design and collaboration tools to put IT and business stakeholders on the same page.

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oracle_photo2Oracle’s just-announced Business Process Management Suite 11g aims to simplify and improve effectiveness of enterprise-wide BPM projects with key upgrades.  Oracle BPM Suite 11g sports a unified process foundation, and collaboration tools to put IT and business stakeholders on the same page.

 

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“Today, critical business processes span disparate systems across the enterprise, making it difficult to model, monitor or manage them. Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g enables organizations to engage both business and IT users more easily in the management of core business processes and simplify the complete business process lifecycle,” David Shaffer, vice president, product management for Oracle Fusion Middleware said in a statement.

 

“Oracle BPM Suite 11g provides a unified process foundation that simplifies the process lifecycle with a unified engine and a pre-integration of process subsystems…”

Dan Tortorici
Director,
Oracle BPM Suite 11g
Oracle Corp.

Inside Oracle BPM Suite 11g
Notably, for CIOs and IT architects working on BPM projects, Oracle BPM Suite 11g’s “unified process foundation” aims to leverage core SOA-based architecture features to simplify BPM lifecycle tasks, including process development, deployment, monitoring and execution.

Unified Process Foundation includes:  
“Oracle BPM Suite 11g provides a unified process foundation that simplifies the process lifecycle with a unified engine and a pre-integration of process subsystems and Oracle Fusion Middleware, which enables you to address all types of processes, including unstructured processes," Dan Tortorici, director product marketing for Oracle BPM Suite 11g told Integration Developer News.

Specific features of Oracle’s BPM Suite 11g include:

 

  • Unified engine – Support for major types of processes, (including BPEL, BPMN, business rules, and human workflow)  For support of cross-silo BPM, the engine shares common services with Oracle’s SOA Suite and brings unified end-to-end security with Oracle Platform Security Services
  • Business catalog – A registry of services and objects that enables IT to provide prewired processes and human tasks to be assembled in Process Composer
  • End-to-end  management & monitoring - Find faults that have happened anywhere in the system and take corrective action
  • Integration Services – Adapters, UDDI integration, CEP integration, BI action framework integration, Identity management integration
  • Scalable architecture – From simple to complex tasks, and large volumes of transactions


BPM collaboration tools
Oracle's BPM Suite 11g empowers collaboration at all levels of experience, with a feature Oracle calls the "What You See is What You Execute” (WYSIWYE) model’ -- an approach that echoes the WYSIWYG approach to unifying development with runtime results, and thus speeds up benefits and brings those benefits to more stakeholders.  WYSIWYE supports the entire BPM lifecycle and eliminates synchronization problems between process design, simulation, execution and monitoring. 

Tortorici explained the thinking behind WYSIWYE this way:  “With WYSIWYE, Oracle takes BPM to where we can increase participation and the use of these tools by enabling the design environments and execution environments to run in sync -- at all times,” Tortorici told IDN. 

Oracle Process Spaces, driven by Oracle’s approach to Social BPM, are a set of customized team workspaces that also aim to allow collaboration at all phases of a BPM project 

“We have 3 different process spaces that facilitate collaboration on models and processes in new ways and enhance communicating and understanding among users,” Tortorici told IDN.  BPM Suite 11g’s Process Spaces are designed to work with a variety of processes, including long-running processes that can last for weeks or months, “very important where you need to keep people involved all along the way,” Tortorici added. 

Oracle BPM Suite 11g also comes with BPM Studio for role-based modeling and design, and Process Composer for web-based process modeling and deployment and a various Enterprise 2.0 collaboration vehicles (blogs, wiki, etc)




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