Posted by Clay Richardson on November 5, 2009
Time flies when you're having fun - and 2009 was a really fun and successful year for the BPM industry. Nearly all BPM vendors reported
Process Mashups - Lightweight BPM tools that support rapidly building and deploying structured and unstructured business processes. Process mashup platforms include only bare-bones functionality provided by BPM suites: execution engine, process modeling, Web-based forms, worklists, and administrative functions. Tech-savvy business analysts are using these mashup platforms to quickly deliver process solutions that IT doesn't have the bandwidth to tackle. Process Wikis - Process wikis allow distributed teams to easily build and maintain institutional knowledge about a particular business process or collection of business processes. Process wikis provide simple Web-based modeling and documentation capabilities that encourage input and collaboration across all roles that participate in process discovery: end users, process analysts, stakeholders, developers, and architects. BPM-as-a-Service - Web-based BPM platforms and solutions that allow users to model, develop, and/or execute business processes in public or private cloud environments. Companies are using BPM-as-a-Service platforms as a cost-effective "try-before-you-buy" approach to BPM. Process Personas - In 2010, this will be a key area to watch for BPM. Leading vendors such as Global360 are simplifying the user experience by providing pre-built templates that provide identified process roles (e.g., supervisor, line manager, etc.) with just the features and functionality they need - no more, no less.