Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

BPM 11g Performance Tuning Whitepaper published by Mark Nelson

I am happy to announce our new BPM 11g Performance Tuning whitepaper is now available on OTN (here).  This white paper captures real world best practices from actual performance tuning exercises across many real BPM implementations – that’s ‘best practices’ in the sense that these are the things that we have found over time and over many engagements to give the best results.

This whitepaper has been under development for quite a while now, and has been through a heap of reviews and revisions.  So it is great to finally get it out there, and hopefully you will find it useful!

Many people have contributed to this whitepaper – from reporting on tuning experiences, to writing, reviewing, and testing. Read the full article here.


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Monday Apr 15, 2013

Do You Know the Risk of Shadow Processes? By Ajay Khanna

In order to do business, companies need to buy and develop many applications. These applications help companies perform various functions. Usually, employees may need to access multiple applications to perform an end-to-end function or what we call a business process.

Take, for example, Order Management. In order to take and complete an order, you may need to access CRM system, Inventory Management, Fulfillment, Shipping and Accounting systems. Most of the times these applications are standalone or at best have point-to-point integration. There may be many activities that you need to perform while processing an order that may not be covered with any of these applications. These activities are called process whitespaces, the steps that are not covered with any of your applications. Usually such activities are performed using emails, phone calls, memos, exchanging spreadsheets etc. These are the shadow processes in your organization - the undocumented, unaudited, non-traceable activities. So where is the problem, you may ask. Problem is that these manual activities cause inefficiency in the organization. In the example above, you may not have visibility into the status of an order at any given point in time, and you’ll tend to run business using dated reports. If a customer calls in to check order status, your employees have to access multiple systems to provide that information to the customer. This leads to waste as well as leads to employees taking decisions based on outdated or incomplete information.

In some cases, your company may also be exposed to compliance risks for not having traceability for all required activities. Using manual procedures means that your compliance and audit costs go high, hitting your bottom line and exposing your company and employees to fines or penalties.

One of the key values of BPM is to fill these process whitespaces and make your business more efficient. The idea is not to replace your existing systems or applications. The idea is to leverage your applications (CRM, ERP, SCM) and define an end-to-end efficient process that fills the whitespaces. Let the applications do what they are best at. Do not make unnatural customizations to COTS applications to fit your processes. Use BPM to bring application together and create custom processes. Any activity that is performed in BPM based application is auditable, efficient and enhances visibility across your business. Check out this demo that talks about using BPM to create efficient processes on top of your applications. Read the full article here.

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Thursday Apr 11, 2013

Process Accelerators What’s New in the February 2013 Release (11.1.1.6.3)

This new PA release includes Previews for Employee Onboarding (EOB) and of Business Account Opening (BAclip_image002O), as well as customer-driven updates to all existing PAs. Also, a new Installer now supports the installation process.

PA previews showcase functionality that Oracle BPM customers and prospects can explore, thus matching their requirements to upcoming PAs:

  • The new Business Account Opening (BAO) preview enables financial services providers to streamline the deposit account opening process for small and medium size businesses. It provides sample customer facing web pages with a guided user interface for entering and submitting a new product application, including services selection, document submission, and funding details. BAO moves the application through the documentation review, identity verification, background checking, account opening, funding, and activation stages. A BAM operational dashboard is also available as part of this preview.
  • The new Employee Onboarding (EOB) preview enables the provisioning process required to make new hires productive when they arrive at their first day of work. The process scope of the EOB preview includes a new hire acceptance of an offer; a hiring manager provisioning using templates of services mapped to job. Services such as office assignment and IT system provisioning, are then provisioned by the Internal Service Request (ISR) PA. The hiring manager can track the status of that request including escalations to meet the hiring date requirements.

All existing PA have been enhanced for this release. Major improvements include:

  • Travel Request Management has new cost elements, Departure and Destination locations, driven by maintainable tables, providing more accurate travel analysis and auditing. These improvements have been driven by customer requirements, including those driven by the extended deployment footprint within Oracle.
  • More out-of-the-box configuration has been added to Document Routing and Approval, to match approval patterns in use at different organizations.
  • Public Sector Incident Reporting has been enhanced with mobile application skins for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, Web Center integration for enhanced collaboration between case workers, Geospatial Search and proximity calculation capability for more effective map based incident pattern analysis, and NIEM reporting.
  • Enhancements to the Financial Services Loan Origination (FSLO) PA include selection of preferred notification policies by loan applicants, a dynamically generated checklist to simplify the document collection process by a loan officer, and optional electronic acceptance of loan agreements.

Additional new BPM papers

At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find much more information about BPM Process Accelerators.

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Wednesday Apr 03, 2013

BPM Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7) is available–our partner first impressions!

Read the first impressions here.  We want to get also Your feedback! Make sure you post it at our facebook page or send it to us via twitter @soacommunity!

Thanks to our team of BPM experts:

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Leon Smiers, Capgemini

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Jon Petter Hjulstad, e-vita as

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Richard Schaller, [ipt]

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Lucas Jellema, Amis

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Mark Simpson, Griffiths Waite

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Torsten Winterberg, OPITZ

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Andrejus Baranovskis, Red Samurai Consulting

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Which partner to choose for your BPM Implementation?

You are looking for an partner who has successfully implemented BPM Suite 11g? Who has trained and certified experts? Make sure you choose an “Oracle Unified BPM Suite 11g Specialized Partner”! Oracle BPM Suite 11g Specialized partners who implemented BPM Suite 11g successfully and trained and certified their consultants. You can find your local Specialized partner at http://www.solutions.oracle.com/

Read the first impressions here.

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Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

Event Processing PS6 (11.1.1.7) available for download

Oracle Event Processing (OEP) PS6 (11.1.1.7) formally known as CEP is available forOracle Event Processing download. A Rich, Declarative Environment for Developing Event Processing Applications. A complete solution for building applications to filter, correlate, and process events in real time. Delivers on fast data, maximizing value from large volumes of varied and high velocity data in real time.

For download and details please visit OEP website at OTN

Thanks for the first feedback from Jon – send us yours @soacommunity!

Jon petter hjulstad Jon petter hjulstad I have looked at Oracle Event Prcessing 11.1.1.7 - great new NoSQL and Hadoop-features


New OEP PS6 features include:

  • Product artifact rename “Complex Event Processing” to “Event Processing”
  • Solutions/Packaging
  • Big Data Integration
  • User Defined CQL Fault Handlers
  • List-based Aggregations
  • Support for Eclipse Indigo (3.7.2)
  • Usability
  • Performance Optimizations

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SOA Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7) available for download

The new version of SOA Suite PS6 is available. At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the latest presentation, highlights include:

BPEL / INFRASTRUCTURE:

  • Purge - Strategies for majority data removal - TRS/Truncate
  • Support for tokens and global variables
  • Idempotent setting at operation level
  • Recovery tab - Abort and Cancel
  • Certificate selection for dynamic partnerlinks
  • Uniform Approach to Marking Stale Instances

BUSINESS RULES:

  • Rules translation support
  • Usability improvements

B2B / HEALTHCARE:

  • Simplified Installation
  • New standards
  • Performance
  • Cross-Product Integration
  • UI Enhancements

EVENT PROCESSING:

  • Product artifact rename "Complex Event Processing" to “Event Processing”
  • Solutions/Packaging
  • Big Data Integration
  • User Defined CQL Fault Handlers
  • List-based Aggregations
  • Support for Eclipse Indigo (3.7.2)
  • Usability
  • Performance Optimizations

BUSINESS ACTIVITY MONITORING:

  • ODI 11g Support
  • BAM T2P Plugin
  • ICommand Export/Import handles report dependencies
  • Datetime Prompt Enhancements

SERVICE BUS:

  • New config tool to package resources, T2P plugin
  • WS-Security with MTOM and SwA
  • SFTP specify Cipher Suite, Hash, Key
  • OWSM Policy for RESTful services
  • MQ Transport –native XA, timeout
  • HTTP Sticky Load-balancing

ADAPTERS:

  • EBS Adapter - Business Event Groups, Custom CP, Flex Fields
  • Adapter Diagnostic Dumps
  • JMS Adapter - WLS UOO Support
  • UMS Adapter – Email Support
  • MQ Adapter – CCDT, RFH2 Support
  • NXSD - Multibyte Streaming Support
  • Certifications – DBAdapter/ProgressDB, JMS Adapter/SIBJMS, FTP Adapter/VMS
  • iWay Adapters - Improved Install/New Features

FOUNDATION PACK:

  • Direct Integration support via Project Lifecycle Workbench & Service Constructor (JDev plug-in)
  • Error Resubmission Tool
  • Code Compliance Inspector (Built-in, design-time rule validation, e.g. WS-I BP compliance & FP Best Practices)
  • Preview Feature: Web-based Transformation Mapper

ENTERPRISE REPOSITORY:

  • Code Compliance Inspector (centralized reporting published within OER)
  • Contracts Solution Pack
  • Harvesting enhancements
  • BI Publisher 11g support
  • And more…

For download and details please visit SOA Suite website at OTN

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Monday Apr 01, 2013

BPM Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7) available for download

PS6 is a Major Update which includes:

· Complete process model to execute from Composer

· Simplified end user experience in Workspace

· Adaptive Case Management

· Instance Revisioning

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The new version of BPM Suite PS6 is available. At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the latest presentation, highlights include

Process Composer

• Business analysts can capture the process

• Or import existing process from Visio etc.

• Share models and collaborate

• Manage snapshots

Simulation

• Run simulations to do what-if analysis

• starting PS6 available in Composer

Web Forms

• Business analysts can define the forms

• Forms can be previewed within Composer

• If needed, developers can enrich behavior using JavaScript

Player

• Process can be played to business stake holders within Composer

• Draft mode enables partial processes to be played facilitating iterative discovery

Additional Composer Enhancements

• Complete process creation

– Business Object

– Business Rules

– Business Indicators

For download and details please visit BPM website at OTN

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Thursday Mar 28, 2013

Save up to 35% on Oracle SOA Suite 11g R2 Developer Cookbook & SOA Made Simple from Packt

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Friday Feb 22, 2013

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook Published!!

I am pleased to announce that the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Developer's Cookbook has been published.
This cookbook has 346 pages and costs $59.99. We are currently offering an introductory price on the Packt Web Site that includes Print and eBook for $59.99. So hurry and grab your copy fast!
The cookbook is comprises of below mentioned chapters:

Chapter 1: Building an SOA Suite Cluster
Chapter 2: Using the Metadata Service to Share XML Artifacts
Chapter 3: Working with Transactions
Chapter 4: Mapping Data
Chapter 5: Composite Messaging Patterns
Chapter 6: OSB Messaging Patterns
Chapter 7: Integrating OSB with JSON
Chapter 8: Compressed File Adapter Patterns

Chapter 9: Integrating Java with SOA Suite
Chapter 10: Securing Composites and Calling Secure Web Services
Chapter 11: Configuring the Identity Service
Chapter 12: Configuring OSB to Use Foreign JMS Queues
Chapter 13: Monitoring and Management

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Tuesday Jan 29, 2013

Remote Diagnostics Agent webcasts January 30th & 31st 2013

Oracle Remote Diagnostics Agent (RDA) is a feature rich, platform independent, command line data collection tool. RDA is available as a feature of Oracle Premier Support for Systems, and can improve system availability through expedited diagnostics and priority service request handling.
On January 30-31, 2013, the Oracle Proactive Support Team will be hosting two Advisor Webcasts covering RDA:

    • NAR / LAD / EMEA January 30, 2013 9:00 AM MST / 5:00 PM CE

Webconference Session #:595 773 681 US: 888.667.2253 Int’l Toll Free Conference Code: 6298405# Conference Security Pin: 09090#

    • APAC / Japan January 31, 2013 9:00 PM MST (January 30) / 9:30 AM IST / 12:00 PM SGT / 3:00 PM AEST

Webconference Session #:595 773 681 US: 888.667.2253 Int’l Toll Free Conference Code: 4854623# Conference Security Pin: 909090#

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