The fourth quarter edition of the journal covers BPM integration with Enterprise Content Management, the future of governance, a three-part series on building IBM Business Monitor dashboards in less than an hour using spreadsheets, IBM ODM models for rules projects, BPM troubleshooting and lots more! More >
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- Integrating RESTful web services into a business
application in IBM Business Process Manager
Today, RESTful web services are widely adopted as an alternative to WSDL-based web services, so the need to integrate with external systems through their REST APIs is increasing. The purpose of this article is to provide a hands-on example of building a business process application that integrates an external REST service using SCA HTTP binding. By using the built-in SCA components, you can quickly implement a solution with no custom coding.
- Designing the IBM Operational Decision Manager
repository to share vocabularies and rules among
The design of initial business rule management system (BRMS) projects should take into account the future expansion of business rules technology in an organization in order to facilitate vocabulary sharing and rules governance. This article proposes a three-layered approach to rules project design that is simple, standardized, systematic, and adaptable to the business context.
- Migrating from WebSphere Lombardi to IBM Business
This article describes the steps to migrate a WebSphere Lombardi Edition V7.2 (Lombardi) installation that has process applications deployed to IBM Business Process Manager V8 Advanced (BPM), and provides tips to avoid potential issues along the way. This article assumes the product migration is to occur on a Windows (or Linux) operating platform with all relevant prerequisites.
- Integrating BPM and Enterprise Content Management
IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 enables seamless integration with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems by providing an embedded CMIS-compliant (Content Management Interoperability Services) internal document store known as the BPM document store, which addresses the business requirement to include the management of related physical documents in the scope of a business process. In this article, you'll find out how to achieve a content-driven integration scenario using the new document store feature.
- Three-part series: From spreadsheets to IBM Business
Monitor dashboards in under an hour
This three-part series by John Alcorn walks you through the steps to create custom IBM Business Monitor dashboards in under an hour, using spreadsheets and a free IBM CSV tool. You'll then learn how to customize the dashboards, define alerts, and edit the generated monitor models.
- Governance in the age of APIs and social
In the age of business APIs and social interactions, governance is no longer primarily about compliance. Today, governance has to address the far more important challenge of empowering the organization to drive business growth - making sure that the right people make the right decisions, at the right time, for the right reasons, and based on the right information. Meeting that challenge, strategically as well as operationally, will require a change in not only governance processes but also the roles and skills that define and enable those processes. In this column, I describe the necessary changes and outline how to create an easy to understand and easy to appreciate modern governance scheme.
- Integrating IBM's Intelligent Operation Center with
Business Process Manager
This article describes how integrating IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) with IBM BPM can help organizations manage long-term responses to serious incidents. You'll learn how to do the simple configurations necessary to enable sending a triggering event from IOC to BPM and returning information from BPM to IOC.
- Troubleshooting IBM Business Process Manager
Troubleshooting BPM issues can be complex without the correct tools and techniques. This article describes a set of tools and techniques suggested by the IBM BPM SWAT and Support team to help you with problem determination for IBM Business Process Manager.
- Modeling business rules with IBM Operational Decision
This article describes three models that are necessary to implement a successful IBM ODM business rule project, the domain conceptual and logical model, the executable object model (XOM), and the business object model (BOM), and the roles they play in developing an IBM ODM business rule solution. It describes the IBM tooling and the analysis process used to create the models and includes examples.
- Using Hosted Transparent Decision Service Interface
(HTDS) in IBM Operational Decision Manager
IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) offers an easy way to expose rulesets as web services through Hosted Transparent Decision Services (HTDS). This article briefly introduces HTDS and discusses the approaches to building an HTDS client and using the RESTful interface that is new to IBM ODM V8.5. The primary focus of the article is potential issues and pitfalls in using HTDS, mostly related to controlling its service interface, and some practical, hands-on approaches to resolve these issues.
- Purging data in IBM Business Process Manager
IBM Business Process Manager is a stateful product that accumulates data over time. As with any stateful product, it's essential to its ongoing health to have a strategy for purging some of that state occasionally. This article explores the areas of IBM BPM where data is collected and the methods that exist today to purge that data.