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ActiveVOS webinars provide in-depth technical highlights of the capabilities of ActiveVOS BPMS. Find out today how ActiveVOS can meet your unique needs in a cost effective way.


60 mins
Join us as we explore how our partner, Qvantel, a custom application consultancy, helps companies in telecommunications and media improve their SOA by embracing BPM. In this webinar replay, Srikanth Minnam, CTO, Qvantel, delivers his insights as to why his customers use ActiveVOS. Venkat Koppala, Architect, Qvantel, who presents in-depth, real-world use cases where a BPMS can be successfully implemented and Active Endpoints CTO Dr. Michael Rowley provides practical advice as he demonstrates ActiveVOS.

35 mins
Our partner, iTransparent, presents ActiveVOS 9.1 in German. Dr. Manuel Goetz explains and demonstrates the latest features of ActiveVOS 9.1, such as Automation for Analysts, and its role-oriented views on how business processes enable new ways of integrated and coordinated work.

51 mins
The most powerful knowledge in any business typically resides inside the head of an employee. This expertise can be challenging to capture and replicate for the less experienced members of the team. In the third, and final, session of the three-part webinar series, "Who's Driving Your Process Automation?," Dr. Michael Rowley demonstrates how you can help business users turn specific domain expertise into interactive, guided web applications that can be used by other team members.

59 mins
In the second session of the three-part webinar series, "Who's Driving Your Process Automation?," the business analyst plays a pivotal role in the development of any process; however traditional analyst tools just often produce isolated diagrams or pictures. In this webinar, Dr. Michael Rowley discusses the problem of how to turn static pictures into dynamic processes. He offers a new solution that can be both easily embraced by business analysts and at the same time totally reusable by the process developer.

52 mins
In the first session of the three-part webinar series, "Who's Driving Your Process Automation?," Active Endpoints CTO Dr. Michael Rowley discusses various job roles and relationships between technical and business users in the context of process automation. He also explains how you can harness the skills and expertise of business users to develop dynamic business processes.

47 mins
What's New in ActiveVOS 9.0
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
ActiveVOS 9.0 Enterprise Edition and a new Data Center Edition are the latest additions to the Active Endpoints product family. The new releases offer multi-tenancy, high scalability and secure multi-site clustering for private clouds and SaaS providers. Join CTO Dr. Michael Rowley for look at whatís new in ActiveVOS 9.0 as he demos the new features and answers questions about SOA-based BPM.

59 mins
In a webinar presented live from the floor of Red Hat Summit 2011, our CTO Dr. Michael Rowley and guest speaker Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., cover best practices and tools that dramatically change the way IT and business people collaborate to create and deploy decision-based web applications.

60 mins
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.

64 mins
Guest speaker Mike Gualtieri, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research Inc., and Dr. Michael Rowley, CTO of Active Endpoints, explore how to dramatically increase development productivity and create better process applications by focusing on design. In this webinar replay, Mike and Michael delve into how BPM can offer a SOA-based foundation for seamless, simple process development and deployment, resulting in an easily scalable solution.

50 mins
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.

51 mins
Are you tasked with transforming the labor and paper-intensive inefficiencies of government into faster and more efficient processes? In this webinar, government industry experts Rick Rosenburg and Paul Bailor from solutions provider Seros, Inc. join us to demonstrate how to automate your business processes so your government agency is more responsive to user and customer requirements.

60 mins
There is a lot of hype and misunderstanding about what BPM is and is not. What you read about and what your peers and managers think BPM is may not be accurate. This webinar addresses this important topic of what ďThe Four Myths of BPM ProjectsĒ are and what you can do to avoid the mistakes of other IT project teams when implementing process applications.

65 mins
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.

66 mins
Fast Track Your BPM Projects
Thursday, November 18, 2010
What can IT project teams do to show how to add value quickly to automate business processes, and use advanced service-oriented technology to do it? Is it better to go through a lengthy requirements process with business users before showing them a prototype of a possible solution for automating a business process? These are the questions that Sandy Kemsley, industry analyst and consultant, and Dr. Michael Rowley, CTO of Active Endpoints, address in this valuable webinar.

97 mins
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."

61 mins
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.

70 mins
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.

77 mins
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.

66 mins
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.

72 mins
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.

69 mins
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

72 mins
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.

81 mins
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?"

79 mins
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.

65 mins
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.

87 mins
The State of BPMN: A Real World Update
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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.

66 mins
Where Does BPM Go Now?
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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.

92 mins
BPEL Basics for Java Developers
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The basics of SOA-based service orchestration for Java developers