CommerceQuest releaseed Traxion Business Process Management Suite (Traxion BPMS) version 7.2, a comprehensive business process management suite. Based upon and supporting a services-oriented architecture, Traxion BPMS 7.2 enables companies to design, assemble, execute, and optimize solutions that range from the most basic business processes to the most complicated back-office integration scenarios. Traxion BPMS 7.2 is a completely unified offering, bringing together best-of-breed business process management (BPM) technology that is defined as the merging of enterprise application integration (EAI), business-to-business integration (B2B), human workflow/business process analysis and modeling (BPA), and business activity monitoring (BAM) technologies.
"The combination of sophisticated workflow and process design technology with an advanced process execution and integration platform allows companies to achieve true end-to-end management and visibility of their organizations," said Paul Roth, chief technology officer of CommerceQuest. "By leveraging the full capabilities of our product suite, customers can finally realize the vision of the real-time enterprise."
With this release, Traxion BPMS components are based upon a common software infrastructure, which serves as a foundation for enhancements and interoperability among the entire product line. The Traxion BPMS 7.2 comprehensive business solution is comprised of the following:
The Process Analysis and Design Studio focuses on the design and analysis requirements of BPM. It offers a highly intuitive suite to model business processes and resources and complete analysis and simulation of all the participants across the extended enterprise. The Process Analysis and Design Studio is comprised of:
- Process Flow Modeler - a graphical modeling tool for the business analyst, allowing mapping of processes end-to-end, including all types of processes and sub-processes. The Process Flow Modeler provides features and functions that allow an iterative approach to enhancing an organization's capabilities by optimizing its processes both internal and external to the enterprise.
- Process Resource Modeler - a visual environment for an organization's reporting structure, roles, and all human and system resources. It assigns process tasks based on combination of attributes such as dynamic roles, time available, rank, and certification, rather than assigning them to a particular person, resource or even a static role. The ResourceCube methodology automatically finds the best possible resource for a task at the time of execution.
- Process Automation Modeler - a graphical modeling tool for designing composite services for system-to-system integration, an integral part of BPM.
The Process Director provides for the execution and integration requirements of BPM. It contains the solutions to reach out to, extract and manage the coordination of enterprise assets, people, systems, and resources. The Process Director is comprised of:
- Process Execution Manager - a real-time process engine that orchestrates task assignment, routing, forms management, and all other related process management functions needed to run and maintain scalable and robust business process applications.
- Process Manager for Open Systems - a services-oriented platform for the integration of business processes, transactions, applications, databases, components and files optimized for windows, UNIX and Linux systems, as well as a platform for the Services-Oriented Development of Applications (SODA).
- Process Manager for Legacy Systems - a services-oriented platform for the integration of business processes, transactions, applications, databases, components and files optimized for the IBM AS/400 (iSeries) and System/390 (zSeries) systems, as well as a platform for the Services-Oriented Development of Applications (SODA).
- Process Manager for CICS - a services-oriented platform for the Web services enabling and integration of business processes, transactions, applications, databases, components, and files optimized for execution inside of the CICS environment, as well as a platform for the Services- Oriented Development of Applications (SODA).
- Process Manager for Data - a services-oriented application that enables access and transfer of local and remote files and databases on all systems ranging from mainframes to distributed platforms. File systems and databases are able to be incorporated into business processes.
- Process Manager for Extended Enterprise - a comprehensive integration and BPM solution that extends data integration and business processes to business partners, suppliers and customers. It is a comprehensive platform for managing the exchange of electronic business documents.
The Process Monitor focuses on the management and optimization requirements of BPM. It provides real-time information and feedback on the results of process activities and operations. These capabilities allow managers to iteratively achieve new levels of process improvement and efficiency. The Process Monitor is comprised of:
- Process Command and Control Center provides both Business Process Activity and more detailed transaction activity monitoring capabilities, as well as reporting.
- Process Simulator provides a dynamic simulation of business processes that includes all of the components listed above, either together or separately.
Traxion QuikTrax Process Accelerators are pre-built BPM solutions to be used in conjunction with Traxion BPMS. QuikTrax Process Accelerators offer access to best in class process models, resource models, business rules, roles, and commonly used integration components to deliver faster implementations and time-to-value.
CommerceQuest (now merged with Metastorm) enables its customers to rapidly turn business strategy into business processes by fully integrating the work that people do with software systems that optimize business performance. CommerceQuest delivers a complete set of scalable business process management (BPM) solutions that leverage existing IT investments to unite people, processes and technology in a service-based architecture that spans the extended enterprise, from the mainframe to the Internet and everything in between.