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Business process management

Resources for business and IT

Collaborative business process development, two-part series

Business processes today are created in short iterations by both business users such as business analysts, and IT professionals such as developers. This two-part article series shows how to develop and test a business process using the strengths of both these business and technical professionals.  More >

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  • Making better business decisions with analytics and business rules

    This article provides an overview of how predictive analytics and business rules can be used together for better business outcomes. A banking example illustrates how IBM decision management products might be used for smarter business processes.

  • Implementing a custom logging mechanism for web service calls in IBM BPM Advanced V8.0

    This article shows how to implement a custom logging mechanism for IBM BPM Advanced Edition V8.0. It describes how the logging mechanism can store all the interactions of the BPM application with the external web services in a database and how to access them via a user interface.

  • Configuring IBM BPM Advanced Edition V8.5 (three-part series)

    This three-part article series describes the installation and configuration steps to establish a typical IBM BPM V8.5 clustered environment for Advanced Edition. The first article of this series focuses on the recommended topology for non-production deployments that is referred to as the "single cluster” topology. Part 2 focuses on the setup of a single cluster topology that is widely used in development and test environments. Part 3 focuses on the recommended topology - a three-cluster topology - for production environments.

  • Using the BPMConfig utility to build and manage deployment environments in IBM BPM V8.5.0.1

    This article describes how the BPMConfig command-line utility, introduced in IBM BPM V8.5, can simplify and streamline configuration tasks. It demonstrates how BPMConfig can generate BPM profiles, database scripts, and tables to create, validate, and manage entire deployment environment.

  • Expanding the IBM BPM V8.5 topology by using multiple deployment environments

    As your business requirement grows, you may want to expand the topology of IBM BPM to run different processes independently. This article introduces how to expand the IBM BPM V8.5 topology using multiple deployment environments.

  • Creating a standalone Process Center profile in IBM BPM V8.5

    A standalone Process Center profile is useful for situations where memory and disk space are limited. Rather than install the Process Center as a network deployment environment with at least three profiles running, plus an additional profile to support the unit test environment server, this article describes how a single profile can provide both a Process Center server and a unit test environment server.

  • Setting up a business activity monitoring infrastructure using IBM Business Monitor V8.0.1.1 with IBM BPM V8.5

    One of the key tenets of business process implementation and re-engineering engagements is the ability to measure key metrics and quickly create actionable items based on them. If you use IBM BPM, you tend to use IBM Business Monitor to monitor business performance and to view and act on the metrics on your dashboards. This article guides you on how to set up Business Monitor V8.0.1.1 to work with IBM BPM V8.5. It demonstrates the complete setup across multiple cells and shows how to set up your testing and production environments.

  • Migrating Oracle WebLogic Integration applications to IBM BPM Advanced, Part 4: Using BPEL

    Part 1 of this article series described the tools and techniques that have been successfully used to migrate WebLogic Integration business processes and associated artifacts to IBM BPM Advanced Edition. Part 2 described how to migrate the common data formats and APIs that are used to write business logic in an Oracle® WLI business process. Part 3 described the options available to migrate WLI controls to run on IBM BPM. Part 4 (this article) describes modifications required to the imported WLI process, and the assembly, deployment, and testing of the migrated WLI business process.

  • Migrating IBM Business Monitor from V6.2.0.3 to V8.0.1.0

    IBM Business Monitor has a new version that is released every year. This article introduces version-to-version remote migration for Business Monitor. This migration refers to the movement of profiles, applications, and data associated with an earlier version of WebSphere Business Monitor or IBM Business Monitor to a newly installed version of Business Monitor.

  • Archiving and recovery solutions for IBM Business Process Manager using InfoSphere Optim

    Using simplified examples, this article shows how you can use IBM InfoSphere Optim to control data growth and, at the same time, maintain data privacy with IBM BPM.

  • Tuning branch and snapshot cache sizes in IBM Business Process Manager

    IBM BPM Advanced, Standard, and Express maintain memory caches that hold information stored in the IBM BPM database. This article shows how to effectively tune two of these caches: branch and snapshot.

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