Oracle Business Process Management Suite
The Oracle Business Process Management (Oracle BPM) Suite enables unparalleled collaboration between business and IT, as it provides both process modeling and design capabilities in one tool. The Oracle BPM Suite enables business users to drive process modeling with minimal IT involvement. The Oracle BPM Suite is intended for human-centric use cases that require flexibility and collaboration.
Specifically, the Oracle BPM Suite contains the following components:
- Oracle BPM Studio
provides a modeling tool for both business analysts and IT to build and test processes. It supports both Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and XML Process Definition Language (XPDL) standards.
- Oracle BPM User Interaction provides
user interface options for end-user interaction with processes, including the BPM WorkSpace (which is a Web based UI), extensions, or portlets that integration with Oracle's portal solutions, and lastly, options that enable process interaction through Microsoft Office.
- Oracle BPM Dashboards
provide process visibility into the processes.
- Oracle BPM Business Rules provide a comprehensive rules engine that enables externalization of rules and policies.
- Oracle BPM Server provide execution of BPMN and XPDL processes. It also enables you import and export XPDL processes to BPEL process for use with Oracle BPA Suite.
- Oracle BPM Process Administrator enables administration of processes.
Although there are some overlaps between Oracle BPA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite, such as BPMN modeling and simulation, the two suites address distinct use cases. While the Oracle BPA Suite supports top-down modeling starting from business objectives and strategies down to BPMN models, Oracle BPM Suite provides BPMN modeling and implementation and not the higher-level modeling features of Oracle BPA Suite.