Downsizing

Reducing the number of employees at a company. Occasionally necessary. In the mid-Nineties, it was too often done in conjunction with BPR projects and many employees now associate BPR with downsizing.

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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).

This paper describes how ActiveVOS makes it easy to use service-oriented standards to combine people, processes and systems into a unified solution that delivers on the promise of business process management.

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.

Analyst David S. Linthicum explains that "the value of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the concept of agility, or the ability to limit risk through the management of change. Today, many enterprises are fighting to make this a reality, yet few approach SOA using the right methodologies and technology, and most have yet to define the real value of SOA and/or agility."

Analyst Joshua Greenbaum asserts that, using SOA, "Whether a company is developing the business services that are to become part of the composite applications repertoire, wrapping legacy systems as services, or developing and deploying composite applications in a service oriented architecture, the potential cost savings over existing or previous methodologies will be significant."