Application Architecture News

Red Hat Execs Share Roadmaps for Open Source SOA, BPM, Integration at 4-Day Online Event; Oct 15-18

Red Hat is updating its vision, strategy, road map, and technologies for integration and BPM, following its acquisitions of FuseSource (open source integration) and Polymita (business process). Red Hat execs will share the details in a four-day online event, Integration and BPM Week, from Oct. 15-18. IDN spoke with Red Hat’s Pierre Fricke for a preview.

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BP Logix Process Director 2.5 Responds to BPM Customer Needs for ‘Bottom-Up’ Process Intelligence, Improvement

BP Logix is shipping an update to Process Director to let BPM users better discover, define, model and automate business processes, as well as control, track and improve operations using real-time metrics and process intelligence. Process Director 2.5’s new features include records management, mobile and business rules to go beyond simple automation of BPM processes and workflows. IDN looks at the latest version, and explores benefits with a customer.

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Leading BPM Vendors Collaborate on Next-Gen Business Process Simulation Standard

A group of leading BPM platform and simulation vendors, ISVs, end users and consultants are collaborating on a new business process simulation standard. The new standard, which will extend BPMN2 and XPDL, for the first time will allow tools to run simulations off the same input and provides a standard way to represent simulation scenarios. IDN speaks with Denis Gagne, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group at the Workflow Management Coalition.

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Bosch Shares Best Practices for Integrated BPM, Rules at Gartner BPM Summit

Bosch Software Innovations will present best practices for the converging worlds of BPM, business rules and SOA infrastructure at the Gartner BPM summit April 25-27 in Baltimore. Bosch will explore the latest in customer adoption trends based on its suite of offerings.

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ActiveVOS AFA Lets IT Provide ‘BPM Building Blocks’ For Business Analysts

Active Endpoints, creators of the ActiveVOS SOA-based BPM (business process management) platform, is helping IT supply easy-to-deploy, self-service BPM to business users. Automation for Analysts (AFA) lets devs design and pre-build adaptable BPM building blocks analysts can use to quickly assemble, deploy and update processes.

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Fujitsu Interstage BPM Unites Automation, Analytics, SOA Loose-Coupling

Fujitsu’s latest update to its Interstage BPM/business process discovery platform combines BPM with automation, real-time analytics and SOA loose-coupling to deliver valuable process intelligence and improvement. To learn more about Interstage Business Process Manager Analytics V12, IDN talks with Fujitsu Interstage’s Chief Software Architect Keith Swenson.

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Perceptive Adds Process Mining to BPM, ECM With Perceptive Reflect

Perceptive Software, a provider of BPM and ECM solutions has rolled out its Perceptive Reflect process mining and visualization product.  Perspective Reflect lets user quickly visualize breakdowns or bottlenecks in business processes, officials said.

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BMC Control Helps ICICI Prudential Automate Business Processes

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance company is automating IT and business processes with BMC Software’s Control-M Workload Automation. BMC Control-M cut the firm’s workload processing time by up to 15%, manages critical scheduling processes and helped eliminate errors, according to an ICICI official.

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Kofax Acquires Singularity; Unifies Document Capture and BPM for On-Premise, Cloud

Kofax plc, a company that automates document scanning, has acquired Singularity, a provider of business process management (BPM) software, for $48 million. The combined Kofax and Singularity products will be fully deployable on premise or via private cloud or SaaS.

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Progress Extends Responsive Process Management Mobility with iPad Support

Progress Software is going mobile with its Responsive Process Management (RPM) interactive business processing and events suite, adding support for Apple iPad users. The upgrade allows business users to monitor, manage, analyze and act on business situations and KPIs in real-time.

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BPM in 2011: Oracle Process Accelerators Deliver Pre-Built Processes, Components

Oracle is launching its first set of pre-built business processes based on best practices for its BPM Suite 11g portfolio. IDN explores how Oracle Process Accelerators aim to accelerate and simplify BPM projects with Oracle’s Senior Director of BPM product management, Manoj Das. 

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BPM-CON Explores BPM as ‘Command and Control’ for Profits and Decision Making on Nov. 17

On November 17, IDN will present the next in its ongoing series of online conferences for BPM (business process management). The theme for the upcoming BPM-CON conference is Using BPM as Command and Control for Improving Profits and Decision Making.

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