BPM System

According to Gartner, Inc., BPM is "a management practice that provides for governance of a business's process environment toward the goal of improving agility and operational performance." This more holistic view offers a structured approach for optimizing processes and takes into account the software tools discussed above as well as an organization's methods, policies, metrics, and management practices.

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In this short demo Dr Michael Rowley explains how you can use BPMN 2.0 primatives to quickly model your processes in the ActiveVOS Designer.

Forrester has identified 15 key technology components and evaluated their current and future ecosystem phase, business value-add, and overall trajectory to support a more thorough planning of BPM program efforts (Forrester subscription required).

In this webinar replay, MWD Advisors Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Dr. Michael Rowley, CTO of Active Endpoints, explain how a BPM methodology can eliminate, rather than exacerbate, complexity to deliver on corporate goals. Neil delves into how BPM can offer a SOA-based foundation for seamless, simple process development and Michael demonstrates how this can be put into practice with ActiveVOS, an easily scalable and affordable solution for process integration and automation. Application architects, developers, IT project managers and systems integrators in telecom will find this replay invaluable.

Forrester Researchís Randy Heffner offers guidance on how to create a holistic approach to detailing how SOA and BPM can help you build your digital business. Using a few basic concepts, itís possible to implement a rationalized, cost-effective set of technologies that take advantage of modern computing. Active Endpoints CTO Dr. Michael Rowley demonstrates how the ActiveVOS BPMS leverages these core ideas to build compelling process applications.

We are happy to share the news that Active Endpoints customer Tele2, a European telecom headquartered in Sweden, with over 30 million customers in 10 countries, has achieved some remarkable milestones implementing the ActiveVOS business process management system (BPMS).

In this webcast replay, you can see how the ActiveVOS BPMS uses Actuate BIRT to deliver integrated reporting. And, you will learn how it is possible to put even greater control of reporting and analysis directly into the hands of the same users who designed an organization's automated processes.

Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors says in the webcast "Making the Right Connections Between BPM and SOA" that sometimes, depending on what your business focus is, SOA and BPM can be like ships passing in the night. If that's happening in your enterprise, it's a real shame. Watch the replay of this webinar in which Neil and Active Endpoints CTO Michael Rowley make a business and technology argument for linking BPM and SOA initiatives in your organization. It's a compelling case...and one we hope you will consider adopting in your organization.

Listen to this†informative session by Neil Ward-Dutton, Research Director, MWD Advisors, and Michael Rowley, CTO, Active Endpoints, about "What It Really Takes to Collaborate." They explore the organizational, cultural and technical elements that combine to create successful BPM deployments.

This webcast examines how, in an era of shrinking budgets, Government IT can employ "smart applications" to deliver smarter services and help spur economic activity. It also includes a live demonstration of the Active Endpoints BPMS, which can be used to orchestrate existing capabilities into new smart applications. Michael, who is an expert in BPMS standards, will comment on the importance of BPMN 2.0 and other standards that government IT should understand to assess the strategic implications of deploying "smart applications."

In the first episode in the series, "Team Dynamics in BPM Projects: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Forced Marriage," Active Endpoints CTO Michael Rowley and industry analyst, blogger and BPM expert Sandy Kemsley take a look at the opportunities and potholes that occur when the introduction of BPM necessitates new kinds of interdepartmental interactions. They explore questions including "What makes a good BPM implementation team?"; "Who do I need to involve to be successful with BPM?" and "Is a BPM center of excellence something we have to do to be successful?"

In the second episode in the series, "How to Explain BPMN to Business Users," Michael and Sandy explore just how much BPMN business users should know. They answer questions including "What makes BPMN the standard in documentation and communication?"; "How much BPMN is just enough to make business users dangerous?" and "What are the useful bits of BPMN that business users should know?" A demonstration of ActiveVOS, a BPMS that features a BPMN 2.0 modeler the whole team can use and serves the needs of the entire project team, including architects, project managers, developers and business analysts, is included.

In the third, and final, episode in the series, "Five Things You Should Never, Ever Try in Process Development," Michael and Sandy explore the most common pitfalls teams face as they begin using BPM techniques to develop and deploy process applications. Learn how other organizations have addressed these snags by carefully selecting processes to be modeled and deployed. A demonstration of ActiveVOS, a BPMN 2.0-based BPMS that will help development teams avoid these and other common traps in process development, is included.

Neil-Ward Dutton, Research Director of MWD Advisors, and Dr. Michael Rowley, CTO, Active Endpoints, presented a practical webinar on the theory and practice of BPM and process automation. Neil explained the history of applications development and how the old way of developing requirements and then "throwing them over the wall" is no longer viable. Michael described how ActiveVOS, Active Endpoints' BPMS, and its process automation capabilities, easily define the workflow required and immediate runtime using BPMN, BPEL and other web services open standards.

Imagine you are the project lead on a crucial project to integrate an acquisition, update a core process or develop a new process to support the launch of a new product. What are the chances that you will

BPMN 2.0 usage is gaining traction - it's becoming the modeling notation of choice for everything from documentation to creating executable process applications. If you are interested in what BPMN can do for you, you will want to watch this webinar replay to learn more about BPMN and how people are using it today. Watch Sandy Kemsley show you how not to create BPMN models as she parades models from the "BPMN modeling hall of shame." Then Michael Rowley shows you how to make BPMN executable with BPEL.

Two of the most important technology trends in enterprise software are business process management (BPM) and enterprise content management (ECM). Until now, combining business processes containing both human workflow and system tasks with the content required for those processes has required compromises or been much too difficult. In this webinar, Active Endpoints demonstrates how to achieve seamless integration between ECM and BPM using an important standard called Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). Using CMIS, ActiveVOS BPM and ECM users can combine a high-performance content repository with a model-driven, standards-based BPM system to create a new generation of process applications.

ActiveVOS partner, T-Impact, has deep expertise in BPM in industries like telecom. In this webinar, they detail their approach to BPM and how they use ActiveVOS to deliver process applications for their clients.

Dennis Callaghan, principle analyst, enterprise software for The 451 Group leads this webinar on the topic "Where does BPM go now? A business and technology perspective." Callaghan reviews the consolidation in the BPM marketplace and discusses his predictions of the near-term future for BPM. This is coupled with a demonstration of the ActiveVOS BPMS, which is used to illustrate what is possible in a pure-play BPMS today.

jBPM v3 is a mature technology that has continued to get new releases, so it seems to be the most relevant. The kinds of issues I looked into included the following:

In this week's CTO Tuesday Michael Rowley discusses how WS-HumanTask standardizes the concepts and APIs for worklist systems. These concepts provide some organizational and searching capabilities, but also provide extensibility points to allow vendors to add additional capabilities in these areas.

Related Terms

Ad Hoc Workflow Systems, BPM Software, BPM Suite, Business Process Management (BPM), Collaborative BPM