Friday Aug 28, 2015

Process Data Definition by Red Maveriks

clip_image002Processes transform inputs (data) into outputs (data)

We have our BPMN process and if we only want to document our process, this is almost all the work we’ll need to do. However, Akino Fishing Co. wants to not only document, but also automate and execute the processes. For that, we need to define our process data.

A process governs data transformation

Process data refers to the entities that the process manipulates, or interacts with, during its life cycle. To put it simply, a process manipulates things. All these things must first be defined, so that the process does what it’s intended to do.

For our process, we’ll define the following data entities:

  • Request
  • Parking Space

Oracle BPM Composer allows you to define this in a fairly simple way. First, you create the data structure, that will specify what makes that “thing”. Let’s build an example to understand this better:

What makes a request? How is it defined? Think about it for 5 minutes…

5 Minutes

You should end up with something like this:

  • Requester – who made the request
  • Request date – when the request was made
  • Employee? – is the requester an employee?
  • Park date&time – when does the requester want to park
  • Fulfilled? – was the request fulfilled?
  • State – state of the request: open, closed, pending alternative

So, these set the characteristics, the structure, of our request.

Business Objects vs Data Objects

We define a request as being comprised of these 6 elements, by creating a Business Object. In the BPM process composer select the option Business Object, Read the complete article here.

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Thursday Jul 30, 2015

Sneak Preview of Oracle Process Cloud Service by Mala Ramakrishnan

clip_image002The secret is out - all of us here are heads down working on BPM as a PaaS. You may have already visited us at cloud.oracle.com/process and like most BPM enthusiasts, perhaps you can barely wait to get your hands on the service and see how you can automate your turnkey business processes in a snap. A BPM PaaS solution, where all the maintenance and infrastructure is taken care of for you, allowing a true decoupling between IT and Business. Finally, a full blown BPM solution on the cloud, for end-to-end lifecycle management of your business processes. Now you can hit the ground running with your BPM - translating to faster time to market, lowered total cost of ownership and quicker return on your investment.

If you are now eager to find out more - you can watch this video below on the Oracle Process Cloud Service offering Rapid Business Process Automation in the Cloud. This was part of our Cloud Online Forum, now available for you to view directly and get a preview of Oracle Process Cloud Service. Enjoy, and keep your ear to the ground on the actual launch of Oracle Process Cloud Service.

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Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

Process Cloud Service event by Link Consulting July 9th 2015 Lisbon Portugal

imageCloud BPM - Fast & Easy with Process Cloud Service

Vamos apresentar o Oracle Process Cloud Service e estratégias para adoptar uma abordagem hibrida (on premisse / cloud) na sua organização.
Link Consulting is proud to present Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle's cloud solution build BPM applications very easily and fast, and to present strategies and solutions based on PCS to achieve more value for your organization.

For details please visit the registration page here.

Oracle partners who wants to learn more about PCS & host similar events please get our PCS partner kit here.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015

Danilo Schmiedel talking about Process Cloud Service


Danilo Schmiedel talking about Process Cloud Service and tips how to sell more middleware, watch the video here

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PCS demo system: We are in process to make the PaaS Services available via GSE. Please make sure that you first request your GSE access here. BPM Specialized Partners and member of the SOA & BPM Partner Community can access PCS demo accounts with myself.

PCS presentation, eBook, datasheet & marketing kit At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted

PCS Partners: Looking for a BPM Specialized Partner which can support you with your PCS implementation? Visit the solutions catalog here, and search for your local BPM Specialized partner have trained & certified consultants and implemented successful BPM customer projects. Across EMEA more than 390 companies are Specialized in BPM! Find local Specialized partners by product www.oracle.com/specialized & Learn more about PCS here

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Wednesday May 27, 2015

Process Cloud Service (PCS) is available

Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) is availability.

PCS partner quotes

Our SOA & BPM Partner Community is very eximagecited about Process Cloud Service:

  • “Reduce completely and go faster into a Digital Business with PCS” Jorge Quilcate, Sysco
  • “Modern UI combined with stability delivers on premise performance in the cloud” Andrejus Baranovskis, Red Samurai
  • “Finally your business departments have a tool they will like for process modeling” Hajo Normann, Accenture
  • “Oracle Process cloud, a game changer in process implementations, provides our customers benefits from fast agile process delivery on top of existing on-premise applications.” Leon Smiers, Capgemini
  • “With Oracle PCS, time-to-market can be significantly reduced, with further commitment and involvement from the business areas, with . We highly recommend it.” José Rodrigues, Link Consulting


PCS demo system: We are in process to make the PaaS Services available via GSE. Please make sure that you request our GSE access here. BPM Specialized Partners and member of the SOA & BPM Partner Community can access PCS demo accounts with myself.

PCS presentation, eBook, datasheet & marketing kit At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014

Process Documentation in Oracle BPM 12.1.3 by Mike Keane

Your ability to add process documentation has been greatly enhanced in BPM 12.1.3. Some of the key enhancements are:

  • The narrative view allows you to write and/or edit in plain language. The narrative view is always in sync with the graphical view so you can see immediately the impact of your changes on the model. You can also add documentation to activities in-line.
  • Business properties can be added to processes and activities, and then you can create process reports that will show all properties for processes and activities in one document.
  • New process reports have been added to allow you to create a variety of different business reports to share.

Read the complete article here.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

BPM 12c – Process Asset Manager (PAM) by Antonis Antoniou

An entirely new feature has been introduced in Oracle BPM 12c called “Process Asset Manager” (PAM) which makes it really simple and reliable to share projects between BPM Studio and BPM Process Composer, providing a unified lifecycle management of BPM projects across BPM Process Composer and BPM Studio tools and offering seamless collaboration across the various personas in a BPM project.
PAM comes with an integrated subversion source control system for version management of BPM assets and can be integrated with OPSS for security and can reference the MDS for run-time artifacts.

So let’s see the lifecycle of PAM from the two different interfaces, starting with the Process Composer.
For the needs of this tutorial I have created a sample Hello BPM project with a synchronous process. Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

New release of Solution Accelerators now available on OTN By Cesare Rotundo

The new release of Solution (aka: Process) Accelerators is now available on OTN. This new release has been focused on improving existing accelerators with most customer demand while adding a new accelerator to the catalog which showcases Adaptive Case Management (ACM): Complaints Management.
Complaints management has become a strategic focus area in many industries where customer service is the top priority. It has impacts on customer satisfaction and retention, and may involve compliance penalties. However, processes and solutions that support employees dealing with complaints are ad-hoc, custom, and fraught with manual steps and paper.
The Complaints Management Accelerator, built using the best BPM, ACM, and Content platform available today, enables effective and efficient customer complaints resolution. Using ACM we have organized the complaints settlement process across four phases: Filing, Review, Investigation, and Resolution, while enabling churn likelihood control via R-generated indexes. The Complaints Management accelerator thus enables knowledge workers to choose the best actions leading to efficient complaint resolution, also taking into account unscheduled events such as the receipt of a new document from the customer.
Customers can quickly input their products, complaints types, and other data specific to them using out-of-the-box Administrator UIs, and refine the resolution processes and cases configured in the Accelerator according to their requirements, exploiting ACM’s model to flexibly fit their needs and exceed customer expectations.
Other accelerators have also been improved, including:

  • Employee Onboarding has been enhanced to provide WebCenter based imaging to allow compliance documents (I-9, W-4) to be scanned and associated with the onboarding instance for the new hire
  • eForms Management, now with the option to remotely deploy a Citizen eForm for submission
  • Internal Service Requests, now with examples of department-specific approval tasks
  • Finally, Approval Management for Microsoft Excel® (AME), which generalizes the model of performing a complete BPM-driven approval cycle from within Excel, first introduced with the Financial Reports Approval accelerator.

This release continues to include out-of-the-box integration scenarios with Oracle Applications Products, including Siebel, PeopleSoft, and the E-Business Suite. Read the article here.


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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Process Accelerators for BPM Suite

This page contains documentation and installation downloads for the latest Oracle Process

Accelerators version (11.1.1.7.1)

Product / File Description

File Size

Download

Documentation

28 MB

OraclePADocumentation111171.zip

Installation

665 MB

OraclePA111171.zip

Oracle Process Accelerators version (11.1.1.7.1) run on Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11.1.1.7. Please refer to the Installation Guide for the complete set of prerequisites

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Controlling BPEL process flow at runtime by Maarten Smeets

When using Oracle BPEL it is often desirable to allow a certain amount of configuration of the process flow at runtime. To allow configuration, properties/preferences/parameters can be used. These can be implemented in various ways. Lucas Jellema has described a method in the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook (http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-SOA-Suite-Handbook-Press/dp/0071608974 page 252) for system parameters which uses Business Rules. In this blog post, I compare three other methods; using Domain Value Maps, using BPEL preferences and using a database table. I look at performance, development, re-use potential, updating the preference at runtime and when to use which method.

Implementation
For comparing the different methods I used a simple synchronous HelloWorld BPEL process with audit logging turned off. The property to be fetched is the greeting (Hello). The process itself returns its input prepended by the greeting followed by a space. Thus for example input: Maarten, output: Hello Maarten.

Domain Value Map
Domain Value Maps (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E14571_01/integration.1111/e10224/med_dvm.htm) are an underestimated feature from Oracle SOA Suite. An XML file called DVM (domain value map) allows storing domains and domain values. In JDeveloper wizards are available to create and fill the DVM file. XPath expressions can be used to easily query these domains and use them in for example BPEL, BPM or the OSB (http://guidoschmutz.wordpress.com/2009/12/25/implement-domain-value-maps-dvm-with-oracle-service-bus-osb-10r3/). The SOA Composer (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E15523_01/integration.1111/e10224/med_dvm_ui.htm) provides a GUI for editing DVM's at runtime. DVM's can be shared among processes by putting them in the MDS.

Development
The below screenshot shows how JDeveloper makes it easy to create and use a DVM. In one screenshot how a DVM can be edited at design-time in the top/left part of the screenshot and XPath expressions can be used (bottom part) to let the BPEL process query the DVM at runtime. Read the complete article here.

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