Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample

There is a new excellent Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1. This one is my favourite, it includes latest Oracle products for SOA/BPM and WebCenter. All is configured, fine tuned and ready to use. Read more and download from Oracle OTN site - Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite and BPM Suite 11g.

The same as in previous release of this VM, you can start each server with one (more...)

BPM workspace: Scripted security

When implementing BPM processes, for each deployed BPM process an application role is created in the policy store. To enable users to work with the processes, groups are assigned to these application roles. Users are ofcourse assigned to their respective groups. Management of the BPM process application roles is available in Enterpsie Manager Fusion Middleware Control or the BPM workspace.

Let’s first use Fusion Middleware Control. We need to go to the security section.

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I’m speaking at BPM Integration Days 2014

Vom 24. – 25. Februar 2014 finden in München die BPM Integration Days 2014 statt.

Die BPM & Integration Days konzentrieren sich diesmal auf die praktischen Synergien von BPM mit Systemintegration, Mobile, BI und Cloud, gepaart mit Erkenntnissen aus vielen Jahren Projekterfahrung aller Referenten. 

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Poster published: Adaptive Case Management (ACM) in Practice

Knowledge-driven processes are typically unpredictable in their execution. Experts working on them decide what’s the next best action to take. This is in contrast to traditional BPM, in which all possible paths of a process are predetermined and modeled into the process. Adaptive Case management is a way to control (more...)

Browsing the Meta Data Services Repository of the Oracle SOA/BPM Suite 11g

In this article I explain a handy way to browse the MDS on the SOA/BPM server from JDeveloper, as well as an (as far as I know) undocumented feature to look up artifacts using a browser.

The Meta Data Services (or MDS for short) of Oracle's SOA/BPM Suite is used (more...)

How to Make File-Based MDS in JDeveloper Work for both Windows and Linux

In this article I explain how you  can modify the JDeveloper adf-config.xml file to make it work for both Windows, as well as Linux.

If in a JDeveloper application you point to artifacts in a file based MDS residing in a Windows folder for example "d:\projects\MDS", then JDeveloper will (more...)

Why you may consider NOT using the Terminate End Event in Oracle BPM Suite

According to the BPMN specification, the Terminate End Event is supposed to terminate a process instance at the level at which it is raised, including any ongoing activity for sub-processes. But is should not terminate any higher level (parent) process.

With OBPM 11g it works differently (at least up to (more...)

Exceptions, Business as Usual?

In this article I describe some aspects considering using BPMN exceptions to handle business exceptions. The conclusion is that you should carefully consider if doing so is appropriate, or that using a combination of a gateway and End event would be a better option.

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Handling Service Calls from Oracle BPM

If you have never experienced during process design with BPMN that the final process model became twice, if not three times more complex than you thought it would be, than you haven't been doing process design for real. You might for example have experienced how, what initially looked like a (more...)

BPM 11g Performance Tuning Whitepaper published by Mark Nelson

I am happy to announce that our new BPM 11g Performance Tuning whitepaper is now available on OTN. To access the whitepaper please click here. This white paper captures real world best practices from actual performance tuning exercises across many real BPM implementations. It is referred as a ‘best practices’ (more...)

Oracle BPM Suite What’s New in 11.1.1.7 (PS6)

PS6 is a Major Update which includes:

  • Complete process model to execute from Composer
  • Simplified end user experience in Workspace
  • Adaptive Case Management
  • Instance Revisioning

The new version of BPM Suite PS6 is available at our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required). You can find the latest (more...)

Do You Know the Risk of Shadow Processes? By Ajay Khanna

In order to do business, companies need to buy and develop many applications. These applications help companies perform various functions. Usually, employees may need to access multiple applications to perform an end-to-end function or what we call a business process.

Take, for example, Order Management. In order to take and (more...)

Process Accelerators What’s New in the February 2013 Release (11.1.1.6.3)

This new PA release includes Previews for Employee Onboarding (EOB) and of Business Account Opening (BAclip_image002O), as well as customer-driven updates to all existing PAs. Also, a new Installer now supports the installation process.

PA previews showcase functionality that Oracle BPM customers and prospects can explore, thus matching their (more...)

Collecting diagnostic information for BPM by Mark Nelson

From time to time, you may experience some kind of issue in your BPM environment. Issues could be caused by a wide variety of reasons – changes to the environment, the pattern of load on the environment, product defects, bad process design, insufficient resources allocated to the environment, network instability (more...)

Very excited about Adaptive Case Management in BPM PS6 – Andrejus Baranovskis, Red Samurai Consulting

image"Very excited about Adaptive Case Management in BPM PS6. This will make ADF interfaces implementation for BPM tasks and processes more natural and business oriented. I believe this will help to increase BPM PS6 adaption across different projects." Andrejus Baranovskis, Red Samurai Consulting

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Case Management Part 3: Runtime Lifecycle of a Project

Now that we understand what Case Management is and the anatomy of an Oracle BPM 11g PS6 Case Management project, we can look at the simplified lifecycle of a project at runtime.... how the stakeholder interacts, what happens when a Case Activity is triggered, what happens when it ends etc....

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BPM DSS Demo: Sales Quote & Extend Siebel

Snap5.bmpFor access to the Oracle demo systems please visit OPN and talk to your Partner Expert.

  • BPM is not about technology
  • BPM is not about architecture
  • BPM is not about creating diagrams
  • BPM is about improving processes, and there are multiple ways to approach BPM

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Case Management Part 2: Anatomy of a Project

In Oracle BPM 11g PS6, BPM Studio (JDeveloper) is the design-time environment for Case Management. This blog entry will describe the make-up of a Case Management project in BPM Studio, stepping through all the terms and properties associated but will stop short of giving recommendations or best-practices, which will follow (more...)

Case Management Part 1: An Introduction

With the release of PS6 on 1st April 2013, Case Management made its appearance. In this series of blogs I intend to....

  • introduce the concept of case management
  • explain the anatomy of a case management project in BPM 11g
  • explain the lifecycle of a typical case management project at runtime
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Just Released! – Oracle Business Process Management 11g R1 (11.1.1.7.0) (aka BPM PS6)

Just released today, the long awaited  version 11.1.1.7 of Oracle Business Process Management


Get it from OTN


I will post some articles here soon explaining how to use some of the new features like:



  • Case Management

  • Web Forms

  • Enhanced Composer