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Process Discovery

By on Apr 26th, 2011 // No Comments »
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Many organizations find themselves in a situation where they are collecting data about a transaction’s lifecycle, but have not ever considered modeling the visual business process of the lifecycle. procper allows you to take this valuable, raw data and visualize it through our unique process discovery approach. This is a powerful tool providing value in a variety of use cases including:

  • understanding conditional branching that transactions follow
  • visualizing what branches are followed more often than others
  • determining what additional steps and states are involved in a process model that is out-of-date
  • validating a modeled business process
  • helping to determine bottlenecks that will drive process improvement

procper Supports Oracle BPM 11g

By on Nov 18th, 2010 // No Comments »
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Adding Oracle BPM 11g (BPMN 2.0) to procper’s long list of supported process formats is another step in supporting enterprise modeling tools, and especially those that are used for driving executable processes. Oracle’s BPM 11g offering is exciting as a large player that is truly executing BPMN processes natively. No more need to syncronize with BPEL or perform exporting, importing, or round-tripping. As you begin modeling in JDeveloper, you can leverage procper to support a central, navigable business process repository.

procper Goes Mobile

By on Sep 13th, 2010 // No Comments »
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We are excited to announce that procper is now supported on mobile devices running Google Android 2.2. Apple iPhone and iPad are next!

procper Supports EPC Modeling

By on May 21st, 2010 // No Comments »
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We have decided to begin supporting EPC models. procper’s revlutionary process visualization is built in a completely modular fashion, allowing support for any number of process modeling standards. We are proud to announce support for EPC modeling using IDS Scheer’s ARIS product.

Evolution of Technology Modularity – The Process Precipice

By on Feb 13th, 2010 // No Comments »
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As a huge paradigm shift of programming went from linear logic to object orientation, and then to SOA. Now we are on the precipice of another evolution — or rather, revolution — based on business processes.

Insight can be gained from studying and understanding the reasoning for these changes to the way solutions are architected and built. Moving from linear to object oriented programming benefited developers and organizations by introducing a more concrete way to reuse technology assets. This was a huge step in the right direction, but the gains were a little too low-level, too “techie”. We also want a way to reuse across platforms, geographies, and even outside an organization. This is the promise SOA has delivered on. It has taken a while, but innovative organizations have already seeing a huge ROI with SOA.

We need a way to bring this benefit up a few levels for smart business architects to leverage. This next step, is the kicker. Moving to an environment focused on business processes allows the business to finally impact more directly the benefits that technology can bring to the organization. Integrating with very visible, concrete processes is something every person in the organization can grasp and understand. Seeing how processes can be orchestrated in a SOA does not require a college degree. With procper’s process visualization, it takes as much training as using Google Maps for an end user.

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.

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 BPMN processes.  Sharing and viewing processes has never been more fun.

Oracle BOA Suite

Oracle BPA Suite