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  • September 15, 2010
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Service-oriented BPM

Active Endpoints has released ActiveVOS V. 8.0. Reported highlights include support for Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) "swim lanes" and support for BPMN 2.0 boundary events, new data access integration capabilities, improved deployment management and expanded task management.

The company claims the combination of these new capabilities improves the ability for all stakeholders—project managers, application architects, solutions architects and developers—to utilize ActiveVOS for designing, developing and deploying mission-critical, custom process applications even more effectively. The latest version offers designers new capabilities to convey the functions and desired behavior of a custom process application.

Among the new tools designers can use:

  • BPMN’s concept of pool and lanes makes it easy for process designers to convey the process steps being carried out by each participant (which can be an automated service or human tasks) of the process being automated.
  • BPMN 2.0 boundary events provide process automation designers with graphical annotations to directly specify the interrupting and non-interrupting execution behavior following the arrival of message, timer, error and compensation events.
  • Unstructured process design capabilities, in combination with ActiveVOS’ structured design features, enable layout freedom while designing process automation activities.
  • A data access service provides direct access to data sources.
  • Improved deployment management enhances the ability of development teams to incrementally build and deploy versions of a process automation application and minimize the risk of introducing incompatibilities at runtime.
  • Custom task properties allow process automation teams to define task search filters and task grouping in user interfaces.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) allows deployment of ActiveVOS process automation applications using an organization’s existing SSO environment.

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