Red Hat announced that it has added a bunch of new capabilities to its Enterprise Business Rules Management System (BRMS) solution.
The new version, JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3, is a comprehensive platform for the development and automation of business processes, including integrated support for business-rules management, business-process management (BPM) and complex event processing (CEP). It enables automation of mission-critical procedures and policies and real-time detection and response to business events.
Enterprises are better able to speed up their business cycles and operate more consistently with less risk when they improve their overall ability to manage decisions, Maureen Fleming, vice president, BPM and middleware research programs at IDC, said in a statement. Combining BPM software, rules and complex event processing provides a way for businesses to rapidly identify the need for decisions and knowledge workers with the workspace and information to individually and collaboratively respond.
JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 is an open-source solution that builds on the JBoss Drools and jBPM communities to deliver intelligent business process and decision automation to large and small enterprises. Part of Red Hats integration platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 integrates with the companys recently announced JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3, adding business process automation and intelligent-decision and -event processing to applications running on those solutions.
Red Hat announced the new release at the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012 events in Boston June 25.
The ability to execute business rules, processes and complex events is the cornerstone to building a highly intelligent, well-integrated enterprise, Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager for middleware at Red Hat, said in a statement. JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 drives our customers toward this goal by helping them become more intelligent and agile. It includes a powerful combination of features that, together with our affordable subscription model, offer an enormous amount of business value.
JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 includes situationally aware active decision making as well as new features such as the new BPM capabilities of jBPM 5, a flexible, Java-based workflow engine that improves visibility and agility of business logic. jBPM 5 supports the lifecycle of the business process, from authoring through execution to monitoring and management. In addition, JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 supports the Business Process Modeling Notation 2.0 (BPMN2) standard. It features standards-based business-process modeling and execution capabilities and smooth integration with business rules via a BPMN2 engine.
In addition, JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3 features an enhanced user interface that delivers improved ease-of-use to enable the solution to be used by professionals of varying technical ability, also enabling enhanced collaboration between business and IT professionals.
JBoss Enterprise BRMS is key to helping us better manage the processes and data we use to provide services to our large ocean freight network, said Anthony Costa, vice president, global technology and customer service at INTTRA, in a statement. Its integrated process, rules and event capabilities have enabled us to automate our system's decision making and manage complex events effectively. Our business users are able to manage rules directly and make changes quickly as needed. Compared with alternatives, JBoss Enterprise BRMS offers the best features to suit our needs, as well as a very attractive subscription approach.
JBoss Enterprise BRMS offered us superior business rules capabilities at a fraction of the up-front cost of alternative solutions, said Nick Dabner, business solutions manager for contract logistics at Toll Global Logistics, also in a statement. The rules engine is solid, lightweight and provides first-class support for rules, events and processes within a single environment. Red Hat's pre-sales service and ongoing support services have been a key component in delivering the innovative solutions demanded by the business and have been extremely supportive throughout the journey from the Drools community releases to a fully supported BRMS platform.