BPM and beyond
Active Endpoints today announced ActiveVOS 7.0, a new release of its business process management suite. ActiveVOS 7.0 delivers what Active Endpoints says is a complete and innovative system for modeling, testing, deploying, running and managing business process applications that include both system and human tasks.
ActiveVOS 7.0 also features a new AJAX-capable, services-based forms designer that moves the presentation tier from a server to the client, giving process designers access to services directly from forms. In addition, ActiveVOS 7.0 offers ActiveVOS Central, a new, customizable application that consolidates user interaction with the BPMS into one user interface.
The system reportedly delivers everything an extended development team needs to design, model, simulate, test, deploy and manage process applications. The development team--including business analysts, architects, developers, operations staff and users--can focus on ease of use and support for collaboration among the team. The company says that with ActiveVOS 7.0, development teams are able to reduce dependence on consultants, deliver applications on schedule and achieve investment protection that results from ActiveVOS’ rigorous adherence to industry standards.
Innovations in ActiveVOS 7.0 include:
Optimized BPMN 2.0 canvas. ActiveVOS 7.0 now offers the latest BPMN 2.0 notation for modeling and implementing business processes, making it easy for architects, business analysts and developers to work collaboratively with business users.
Integrated drag-and-drop AJAX forms design. New in ActiveVOS 7.0 is an easy-to-learn and use drag-and-drop forms designer for the creation of AJAX-based forms. ActiveVOS 7.0 forms are automatically service-enabled.
ActiveVOS Central. The new ActiveVOS Central application consolidates in one place the ability to initiate processes via a request, perform lookups for status of a request, carry out tasks and access reports to help users and managers better manage work.
Support for Continuous Integration. ActiveVOS 7.0 supports this widely used software engineering practice that is used to speed up delivery of new applications.
Permalinks for ActiveVOS forms. ActiveVOS Process Request and Lookup forms can be invoked from Web pages, portals or from e-mail via permanent URLs.