Whitepapers, Analyst Reports & Datasheets

Gain an understanding of the benefits of using a SOA-based system to create business process management (BPM) applications through these interesting datasheets, whitepapers and reports we've collected on ActiveVOS BPMS.


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."

Download the January 2011 research report by Forrester Research entitled “Empowering the Business Developer.” Learn how firms that successfully empower their business developers are able to boost their tactical capabilities while at the same time not overwhelm or derail strategic application development projects. The report is complimentary, courtesy of Active Endpoints.

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 white paper, MWD Advisors Neil Ward-Dutton highlights key features of tools that you should consider if you’re interested in delivering IT capabilities that integrate people, processes and systems in flexible ways. Neil also explains the most important practices you should look to implement to get the best out of your tool investments.

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."

Analyst Jason Bloomberg shows that "many organizations are finding a 'right weight,' step-by-step approach to SOA is more effective and lowers risk as well. Such right weight approaches focus on departmental projects that leverage solutions like those from Active Endpoints that pull together Service creation, management, testing, and composition in a straightforward, 'all you need and nothing more' environment that focuses on quick value without heavy skills or infrastructure requirements."

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.

Model-driven development is a necessity for business agility, and model-driven development requires business-IT collaboration. Download this white paper by Sandy Kemsley, independent BPM industry analyst and blogger, to get to the core of this heated, on-going debate about BPM.

This paper compares and contrasts two different SOA technologies and how to leverage them to realize the promise of a true service-oriented architecture.

Analyst Reports

There is a strong requirement to consider BPM from the integration point of view. This may appear to be old hat as BPM from the earliest days was seen as an answer to the ongoing problem of integration. However, over the years, a plethora of point BPM solutions has led to situations in many organizations in which there are silos of processes and management systems without the required integration. In this technical audit, Ovum reports that ActiveVOS is a solution that creates an integrated process environment through its broad functionality, making development teams self-reliant and allowing them to rapidly deploy applications combining system tasks and human workflow.

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.

Bloor Research recommends Active Endpoints' visual orchestration product for enterprises that are looking at BPMS to help them get control of their business processes.

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).


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