IBM Business Process Manager v8.5

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Key New Features WebSphere Process Server v7 WebSphere Lombardi Edition v7.2 IBM BPM v7.5 IBM BPM v8.0 IBM BPM v8.5
Improved business process outcomes by significantly enhanced support for out-of-the box and custom dashboards



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New, internal document repository to consistently store document attachments, both internally and externally, using CMIS



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"live" linkages between process documentation in Blueworks Live, and corresponding IBM BPM process applications improve collaboration, communications, and change tracking between business process stakeholders



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Enhanced web service security and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) header support in the IBM BPM standard runtime



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Included entitlement for IBM Worklight Enterprise Edition Environment accelerates developing IBM BPM applications on mobile devices



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Identify and contact a subject matter expert in real time

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Redesigned Process Portal to facilitate greater collaboration

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Dynamic activity notification stream provides quick visibility into all work items associated with a given task.

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Network multiple Process Centers together

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Integration with any ECM system that uses CIMS standard

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Process Center High Availability

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Integration of Process Center with Integration Designer (formally WID)

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BPMN 2.0 import into Process Center (enables import from Modeler and Compass)

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Process Center can import BPMN 2.0 from compliant third party products

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Process rules editor in Process Designer using Ilog Business Action Language – runs in Process Server

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Federated task management across all human workflow processes

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Automatic generation of IBM Business Monitor models from Process Designer

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Full Rest API support for custom user interface development from BPDs

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Business Space widgets for BPDs

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Process model execution to support immediate "playbacks" during development

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Lets you install simply - get up and running with six clicks

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Joint WebSphere Lombardi Edition & WebSphere Process Server backward compatibility ensures preservation of your BPM investments to-date

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Business rule authoring - For expressing business logic in an accessible manner using syntax that is closer to natural language when compared to JavaScript™. The capability provides the same rule authoring experience provided by WebSphere ILOG® JRules. Rules content may be easily exported to WebSphere ILOG JRules providing a simple transition from business rules to business rule management.

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Complete lifecycle governance - The solution stays in synch throughout the entire lifecycle from model design to deployment.

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Optimizes business processes by providing visibility to all process participants, helping to enable continuous process improvement Yes
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Understand and document processes to drive improvement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Empower business users throughout the process lifecycle with role-based tools that increase alignment with IT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speed process design and deployment with rapid process iterations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seamlessly connect people, processes, and information across the business network Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grow the business value of existing applications & solutions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optimize processes through modeling and simulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Execute processes consistently, reliably, securely, and with transactional integrity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage human workflows more effectively Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real-time scoreboards - Provides out-of-box visibility into work-in-progress, along with the ability to take corrective action if necessary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad-hoc actions - Lets end users perform spontaneous tasks and alter workflow Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage processes directly from Microsoft® Office - Enables end users to launch and perform process tasks directly from the popular Microsoft products, Office and SharePoint. The Microsoft integrations are offered as optional add-on components
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Empowers knowledge workers with real time analytics to optimize business processes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared model architecture for simple and quick LoB and IT collaboration
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Process Center governance Repository of process assets (toolkits and snapshots)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lifecycle mgmt and deployment
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Process Portal with Process Coaches
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Performance Data Warehouse
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated BPD monitoring
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Fosters greater collaboration between business and IT with a unified model-driven environment that allows everybody to see and work from the same process version
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Unified authoring environment - Supports graphical, what-you-see-is-what-you-execute implementation and testing of process applications, services, user interfaces, and rules.
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Standards-based process design - Uses Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared library of all process assets - Facilitates drag-and-drop reuse and collaborative implementation.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
BPEL design and execution Yes
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Long-lived, transactional flows Yes
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Repair and recovery features Yes
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Integrated ESB for service mediation Yes
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SCA support and high QoS Yes
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Business Space user interface with customer, browser-based views Yes
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