DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)

An acronym used by Six Sigma practitioners to remind them of the steps in a Six Sigma improvement project.

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Use isolated scopes to provide concurrency control in governing access to a common set of shared variables

The Web-based Screenflow Designer provides the domain expert with a truly simple environment for building screenflows that allow any employee to be as, or even more effective, than the most productive employee. Continuous improvement can go from being a buzzword to a reality as the time of taking an idea for an improvement to full deployment drops to mere minutes. The result is a more efficient business that is more predictable and provides greater visibility into what is going on.

Active Endpoints CTO Dr. Michael Rowley introduced a brand new technology called the Web-based Screenflow Designer (formerly Socrates), that allows business users to capture domain expertise as process model and embed it into other applications. Dr. Rowley also explained that these "guided" applications allow users to become more consistent and productive in the way that they do their work.

Cloud Extend for Salesforce launched today at Dreamforce 11, putting business users in control of automating their sales processes with an application that is drop dead simple to learn and use.

The basics of SOA-based service orchestration for Java developers.

This document describes the ActiveVOS Server Architecture

Trafigura Ltd, one of the largest independent companies trading commodities, needed to create a platform capable of producing a number of sophisticated commodities market risk reports on a daily basis, in a reliable and timely manner. The platform was intended to be simple to maintain and extend as the company grows and trades new classes of financial instruments. After careful consideration, the ActiveVOS BPEL engine was selected.

See an overview of Active Endpoints and our flagship product, ActiveVOS. The video describes detailed use cases, extensive product highlights and selected customer success stories. Learn how you can use ActiveVOS to automate business processes and increase efficiency across your organization.

Watch this video for a brief overview of Active Endpoints and our flagship product, ActiveVOS.

Get to know ActiveVOS through an in depth live demonstration. Key features of the process automation platform are presented, including a BPMN 2.0 modeler that guarantees that there will be no round-trip problems or translations between BPMN and BPEL, and an AJAX-based, services-enabled forms designer which makes human tasks easy to integrate into system processes. A live Q&A concludes the session.

Vintage Old Stock is a fictional antique car-restoration business that has implemented BPM to improve its core processes of customer service, quoting of restoration jobs and gaining visibility into the turnaround time for a restoration job.

VOSton Mutual is a fictional insurance company specializing in personal property lines of insurance. As the company has grown, so too has the number of claims. To streamline the claims process, customers may submit new claims directly. ActiveVOS is deployed to orchestrate and co-ordinate the claims process.

This sample is a loan-processing application. After a loan request is entered, the ActiveVOS BPMS determines the level of risk and then, depending on the calculated risk, routes the loan request through a series of human tasks and/or automated processing.

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.

See how to use the ActiveVOS designer to create BPMN 2.0 compliant business processes.

Find out how to use the ActiveVOS designer to make executable business processes ready for deployment.

Explore the features and capabilities of ActiveVOS 8.0 - the latest BPMS release from Active Endpoints.

Analyst Sandra Rogers says that "organizations are discovering that the use of more visual and self-documenting solutions can better ensure that requirements are commonly understood and agreed upon, and measure if certain business goals met. Utilizing a BPMS like ActiveVOS can help individuals capture current and future states. It allows for multiple and concurrent cycles while designing and enhancing business processes. Because of this, BPMS software can greatly impact overall business results."

A survey of the vendors featured in the Ovum Decision Matrix report and other prominent BPM vendors reveal the very positive news that BPM is one of the few rapidly growing enterprise software markets. This report explores the competitive dynamics within the BPM market, and helps businesses select a vendor based on its technology strength, reputation among customers, and impact on the market. Ovum provides a complete view of vendor capabilities and advises on those that businesses should consider.

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).

Related Terms

Business Process Improvement (BPI)