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Who Said Processes Are Only For Enterprises?

By on Oct 21st, 2009 // No Comments »
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An important part of the process revolution we are leading here at procper is making it so easy to work with processes that their broad use will proliferate to small business and even individuals.

Our thoughts are in the form of process, so I proclaim now that we should communicate and articulate them as processes.  procper makes this possible, easy, and fun.  While we are still in stealth mode, contact us to find out how.

What is process visualization?

By on May 16th, 2009 // No Comments »
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Yes, our tagline is unique and many people ask us what “process visualization” means.  We chose these specific words because, in its most basic and awe-inspiring form, procper presents a brand new way to visualize process information.

Process Visualization

Process Visualization

Process visualization can be interpreted as meaning many things, but one tangential reference we find particularly relavent is for “flow visualization”.  As described in Wikipedia, “flow visualization is the art of making flow patterns visible.”  Though this is a term meant for fluid dynamics, the concept is really similar to what we are doing with procper.  By presenting processes in an amazingly intuitive fashion, we are making [work]flow or business process patterns visible.

In turn, individuals and organizations can make better business decisions.  Contact us using the form to your left if you would like to learn more.

BPEL for Process Modeling Sucks

By on Mar 15th, 2009 // 1 Comment »
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Of course, as varied as they may be, there are reasons organizations are succumbing to “BPEL for modeling”. In this article, I have provided a couple of contributing factors and misconceptions that I have witnessed.

The fact remains that BPEL is a business process execution language, not a modeling language. Not surprisingly, using it for modeling has serious implications.

BPEL for Process Modeling

But, if you are stuck with BPEL for modeling processes, procper is the only tool that will allow the business to wrap their arms around the processes you have modeled.



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Process of US Recovery Aided by Technology

By on Mar 7th, 2009 // No Comments »
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We haven’t seen technology being used in government quite like this before. President Obama has stood up a web site called Recovery.gov where he reiterates the importance of efficiency, accountability, and transparency as we get through the current economic crisis and begin to reshape a new America.

http://www.vimeo.com/3207800

Welcome to a new age. Obama’s unprecidented approach using technology simply cannot be reversed. As the American public tastes this new, transparent process for government and information, it will simply not accept any sort of rescission. Not from this administration nor any in the future.






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Which BPMN elements do you actually use?

By on Mar 1st, 2009 // No Comments »
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The research Michael zur Muehlen conducted and presented in “How much BPMN do you need?” validates my practical experience: “the average BPMN model uses less than 20% of the available vocabulary”. Some might argue that this is a “bad thing”, but I suggest otherwise.

BPMN Construct Usage





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BPMN’s Momentum for World Dominance

By on Feb 25th, 2009 // 2 Comments »
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As technology becomes ingrained in every facet of business and as business processes become ingrained into technology solutions, BPMN finds itself in a uniquely well-positioned environment.

Given its unique positioning, existing uptake and momentum, and active continuous improvement, BPMN has a fair number of variables in its favor as it works to become the de facto BPM standard.




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Oracle BPEL Support

By on Feb 11th, 2009 // 3 Comments »
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We are now supporting Oracle BPEL XML that is generated from Oracle JDeveloper 10g and 11g (for which the BPEL engine is currently in beta testing).  Along with providing value to business users and stakeholders, procper can benefit developers by providing an intuitive and easy-to-navigate view of their BPEL process.

 

Oracle JDeveloper

Oracle JDeveloper

Oracle BPA BPMN Support

By on Jan 24th, 2009 // No Comments »
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procper is now supporting Oracle BPA 10.1.3.4 BPMN processes.  Sharing and viewing processes has never been more fun.

Oracle BOA Suite 10.1.3.4

Oracle BPA Suite