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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations
In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated

bpml bpel  business process modeling language (BPML) or XML processing description language (XPDL). There are also some aspects that BPEL currently does not address, such as complex transformations, data translation, trading partner agreements, manual (human) processes, and connectors to specific back-office systems. For that reason, large enterprises will still tend to look to other more complete solutions or even to the above mentioned BPM, SOA, and Web services specialist vendors to create, manage, and

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Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management


Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is the value of BPMN to vendors and organizations using business process modeling?

bpml bpel  business process modeling language (BPML) can be represented within the notation of the processes. The BPMN-WG, a member of the BPMI organization, created BPMN to provide businesses with the ability to define and understand their own internal processes, and to communicate these processes and procedures in a standard manner. This notation standard increases the understanding of business transactions within the organization, and ensures that organizations will be able to communicate internally. Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse

bpml bpel  & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2 Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM ’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse – across all BPM initiatives, SOA initiatives, Read More

Meet the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software


According to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, some solid, growing, and profitable software companies never get the respect they deserve. Progress Software is one such company. Its OpenEdge platform is now fully enabled for business process management and for the cloud, and it has a winning team of acquisitions. Has Progress finally found the right balance of revenue streams and diversification to be more than the sum of its parts?

bpml bpel  the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software In my nearly decade and a half as an enterprise software industry analyst, I’ve seen and written about a number of universally admired star software providers. But every now and then I get to know solid, growing, and profitable software companies that, for whatever reason, are underappreciated and underreported on. Three-decade-old Bedford, Massachusetts–based Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) with about 1,600 employees is one such Rodney Read More

Goal-oriented Business Process Management


The trend toward more flexible ways of working, shorter organizational reaction times, and the ability to fully embrace market unpredictability, is a powerful force that, while positioning business process management (BPM) at center stage, also strains conventional approaches and tools beyond their limits. Discover how goal-oriented BPM goes beyond current BPM practices to better address current business challenges.

bpml bpel  oriented Business Process Management The Living Systems Process Suite is the only Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) that effectively captures and actively follows business goals with Goal-Oriented BPM. Leveraging smart self-adaptive software technology, it delivers end-to-end agility to structured and unstructured processes. Source: Whitestein Technologies AG. Resources Related to Goal-oriented Business Process Management : Business Process Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Goal-oriented Read More

Linking Planning and Execution Systems for Retailers’ Nirvana--Improved Visibility and Fulfillment


Linking an APS to an ERP system, although simple in principle and worth the trouble, is nonetheless a major integration project.

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A Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots


Click Commerce has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting, hosting, and related services that should enable users throughout the world to collaborate in near real time.

bpml bpel  Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries. The vendor has evolved beyond its roots, into a provider of much more comprehensive on-demand supply and demand chain management software, consulting, hosting, and related services that should enable users throughout the world to collaborate (that is, to work jointly with others), in near real time, and conduct commerce Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends


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What Is Software as a Service?


Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition


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bpml bpel  business process modeling language (BPML) or XML processing description language (XPDL) and Web service choreography interface (WSCI), which is still backed by BEA, Intalio , SAP, and Sun. Challenges This brings us to Oracle's EAI and application server offering, which has only recently become as complete and as open as products like IBM WebSphere or SAP NetWeaver . Oracle nevertheless continues to incorporate changes around its mantra of standard, vanilla-as-much-as-possible , all-encompassing Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


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bpml bpel  About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive) TEC is divided in evaluation centers like Customer Relationship Management (CRM),Supply Chain Management (SCM), Business Process Management (BPM). BPM systems provide managers with a monitoring capacity to understand and adapt processes for improving business performance. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to It's About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) : Business Process Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Workflow (Wikipedia) It's Read More

The Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market


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A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat?


Lawson has unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients.

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Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture


Traditional enterprise systems have proven difficult to change and extend. The inherent problem of old core code and business logic duplication is part of the reason traditional enterprise resource planning systems have not readily taken to e-commerce.

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SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?


Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.

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