Oracle Announces Business Process Management Suite 11g
Oracle announced Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware that combines business-process administration with collaboration tools such as wikis, on June 14. At its core the application relies on a "unified process engine," as well as tools for end-to-end management; Oracle is also highlighting the platform's "user-centric" design, with tools tailor-fitted to the requirements of its users and administrators. Oracle's steady drumbeat of 2010 releases seems designed to extend the company's reach into the enterprise's end-to-end processes.Oracle is announcing Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware that combines business-process administration and collaboration tools onto a single platform. The company touts the offering's combination of middleware platform and social networking as an industry first, although its rivals have been engaged in integrating a "social" aspect into business software for some time. "Today, critical business processes span disparate systems across the enterprise, making it difficult to model, monitor or manage them," David Shaffer, vice president of product management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, wrote in a July 14 statement. "Built on a unified process foundation, Oracle business Process Management Suite 11g enables organizations to engage both businesses and IT users more easily in the management of core business processes and simplify the complete business process lifecycle. Now, businesses can innovate more easily and improve the processes that are critical to their organizations."
Business Process Management 11g includes a "unified process engine" for executing BPEL and BPMN processes, as well as human workflow and rules, and allows for end-to-end management of business processes. It also features BPM Studio, for role-based modeling and design, as well as a Process Composter for Web-based process modeling and deployment, as well as capabilities for process analysis and reporting.