A highly integrated environment that scales smoothly and easily from initial project to enterprise-wide program, IBM BPM V8.5.6 is designed for easy deployment and ready to use immediately or as an easily customizable configuration.
Improved interoperability between IBM BPM and ECM allows you to use an external ECM to store case-related content. New APIs provide the ability to link cases to obtain a 360 degree view of a case.
IBM BPM offers a PureApplication System pattern configuration that is optimized to help accelerate the setup and management of complex, highly available, business process environments. Previously available as a separate product, the pattern configuration for IBM BPM is now available as an additional download for IBM BPM V8.5.6 Advanced clients.
If you are using multiple process servers within your production environment to help scale, migrate, and manage platform stability, you can now take advantage of the new BPM federation capability to access distributed task data from a single source. This facilitates the ability to build a single user interface for business users to access and execute all their tasks without needing to be aware of either the task implementation or origin. You can leave existing processes to run on earlier IBM BPM levels while you migrate to the latest IBM BPM level or migrate them over an extended period of time. Processes can be isolated by deploying them to different process servers and production environments can massively scale by adding additional process servers.
There are numerous quality improvements in this release that result in improved operations and user experience. This includes new features and performance improvements for both web-inspector and snapshot installation. Advanced integration service deployment are simplified. System downtime can be reduced or avoided by allowing operations to monitor system health, identify potential issues before they occur, and isolate issues more easily. New migration capabilities allow you to upgrade to the next major BPM release more easily.
New mobile capabilities are introduced:
- Plug-in adaptors for MobileFirst IDE make it easier to build mobile applications that access IBM BPM by using secure REST APIs. -
- Technical demonstrations of Responsive Federated Portal, Responsive Coach Toolkit are available as samples on IBM BPM Developer Center for customers to exploit the federation and mobile capabilities provided by IBM BPM V8.5.6.
- Generate a MobileFirst mobile application directly from a coach.
IBM Business Monitor V8.5.6
Business Monitor V8.5.6 delivers comprehensive, operational intelligence capabilities that offer business users and managers visibility into real-time, end-to-end business operations, transactions, and processes to help increase revenue, lower costs, and improve service. The monitoring capabilities of Business Monitor, which complement those of IBM BPM, enhance the ability to have visibility into key business transactions that execute in multiple systems across the enterprise.
Business Monitor provides customizable dashboards that calculate and display key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics that are derived from business transactions, processes, business activity data, and business events. Business users can view dashboards through lightweight web interfaces, mobile devices, and corporate portals. They can also drill into specific transaction and process instances.
Business Monitor V8.5.6 also offers a pattern configuration of Business Monitor that is optimized to run on the PureApplication System. The pattern configuration is optimized to help accelerate the setup and management of complex, highly available, business monitor environments. It enables you to focus your critical resources on value-add activities instead of installation and configuration.