An aptitude for BPM
Microgen has released Version 2.5 of its Aptitude business process management suite. The software is designed to provide organizations with a more agile approach for changing business processes in order to optimize performance through Dynamic Configuration.
Other updates include support for simulation with data recording and design that will allow companies to test their business processes against real-life data, as well as simulate changes in data volumes and data types, extended workflow functionality and a partnership with SL.COM for business activity monitoring (BAM).
Extended Dynamic Configuration functionality within Microgen Aptitude 2.5 will mean that enterprises can now make changes to business processes and redeploy them, without having to go back into the development environment. Instead, amendments can be made and put live immediately, enabling companies to meet the ever increasing need to rapidly respond to market changes. This is the first stage in Microgen’s support for Dynamic Configuration, which crucially is coupled with a strong security model, allowing businesses to balance their needs between corporate agility and operational control.
The support for simulation in Microgen Aptitude 2.5 enables companies to "predict" the impact that process changes will have on their organization. IT and business users will be able to take a process, simulate the data change they wish to make and see how it affects people and their workload in a simulated environment. This reduces the risk associated with the deployment of process changes and provides a risk-free environment in which changes can be modeled.
Further, Microgen reports, the workflow functionality in Microgen Aptitude 2.5 has been expanded to manage more complex scenarios and to incorporate load balancing. The latter allows tasks to be sent to a "role" rather than an individual user and will then select the best user for the task based on their processing speed, current workload or availability.