OVUM opines Oracle BPM Process Accelerators as ripe!
By Sanjeev Sharma on Jan 07, 2012
A recent report from OVUM affirms the significance of Oracle's BPM Process Accelerators which were announced at OOW last October.
Given that process templates or accelerators have been around in the BPM industry for a while, the OVUM report identifies two scenarios addressed by process accelerators:
- Complex, IT led, process integration - The business value of such accelerators is reduction of implementation effort and complexity i.e. cost of professional services and thus faster time-to-value.
- Lightweight, business led, process integration - The business value of such accelerators is the empowerment of business users to automate common workflows that are largely human-centric and document-centric with minimial IT dependence.
The OVUM report points out, and correctly so, that Oracle's BPM Process Accelerators address the latter scenario. However the report leaves the reader wondering whether Oracle offers any solution for the former scenario.To set things in perspective, Oracle AIA delivers process accelerators and pre-built integration packs for complex application and data integration needs outlined in the first scenario. As is what you would expect, the process reference models delivered through AIA are built-on on Oracle BPM suite.
In addition to Oracle BPM Process Accelerators and AIA, Oracle partners too have developed and deliver process accelerators on top of Oracle BPM suite to jump-start process improvement initiatives with Oracle BPM. The highlight of the report is an independent validation of the industry momentum Oracle BPM is generating.