Integration of Oracle BPM and Oracle UCM/WCC by Jan van Zoggel

This blog is the 3rd in a serie of 3 blogposts. All regarding the different approaches we tested during our project where we had very content rich (a lot of documents) Oracle BPM processes.

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For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit  www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need (more...)

Testing Activiti BPM on WebLogic 12c

Activiti is a great open source workflow + BPM platform, which you can use in your own java application (embedded) or test it in the provided Rest or Web demo applications. Activiti also provides  an Eclipse designer plugin which you can use to create your own BPMN 2.0 definitions and (more...)

New BPM Papers: Transforming Customer Experience & Cooking up successful business process management & BPM in Utility


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Connect to multiple SOA / BPM Virtual Machines from different computers in your network by Danilo Schmiedel

Today I’d like to explain how to share instances of Oracle's Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite and BPM Suite across different computers in your network.

Three requirements I had to address:

  1. Call of external services like GeoNames (http://www.geonames.org/postal-codes/) from within the BPM Suite VM
  2. Connection to multiple BPM Suite VMs from Host (e.g. JDeveloper and Browser)
  3. Connection to multiple BPM Suite VMs from different developer computers in the network
  4. Share data between VMs and developer computers via FTP

The default options already support connections between host and client. However the target here was to (more...)

BPM: how to time out synchronous calls to external services?

In the Oracle SOA Suite for calls to synchronous services the maximum time a composite should wait for a service to respond, can be set using the SyncMaxWaitTime (which has a default of 45 seconds). For services deployed on the same engine, this also works for the BPM Suite.

However, (more...)

Forrester on Dynamic Case Management Q1 2011

Forrester on Dynamic Case Management Q1 2011

What Oracle and some other BPM and ECM vendors call Adaptive Case Management – ACM – is called Dynamic case management by Forrester and others. The notion of a case and the need for these systems emerge from requirements elicited by existing Business (more...)

BPMN Naming Conventions

So far I have not found many references discussing BPMN naming conventions, and there is no official one. So I thought I share a few of mine that I developed over the years. Hope you can make use of it.

Most of them are captured in the following picture.


Unfortunately (more...)

Configure BPM engine to publish to BAM

Configure BPM engine to publish to BAM

By default the Oracle BPM engine (Business Process Management) is configured so it won’t publish events to BAM (Business Activity Management). So should you choose to use BAM and use these great dashboards, you have set the DisableActions property to false/empty. Here is (more...)

ADF & Event driven Integration with a BPMN process


The usecase for my sample application is:
A standalone application exists to create/update 'Departments'. Originally, it was not intended to be part of an automated process (BPEL or BPMN) but now business decided that their process for the creation of a department is actually more than just data entry in (more...)

The Value of Architecture and TOGAF as a guiding light

Every time the word “Architecture” comes along in an IT audience it means something different in each and every people’s mind. The level of maturity and experiences in IT are so broad and so wide that these communication gaps tend to drive discussions to the realms of surrealism. Things are in fact much simpler, and this [...]

When to Use Custom XPath Functions in the SOA Suite

If you want to know how to create custom XPath functions, then have a look for example at Anthony Reynold's Blog entry on the topic. I have little to add to that excellent posting except for how to add parameters, which is done using the <param> tag as in the (more...)

OBPM 11g Multi-Langual Process Models

Sometimes simple things are simple!

Take for example creating process models that you can show in 2 different languages. With OBPM this is so simple, that I at first I could not find it because I was looking in the wrong place.

That is: simple if you realize that you (more...)

OBPM 11g And Human Workflow Services

In this posting I describe a case in which I demonstrate the working of the Human Workflow Services of the Oracle BPM Suite 11g. Or rather the SOA Suite 11g, as it is used for human workflow in BPEL as well.

But before I do so, a brief explanation of (more...)

Tips for Installing Oracle BPM Suite 11g FP4

Edited on October 20, 2011 regarding the location of OPatch (due to progressive insight, and some comments).

When installing Oracle BPM Suite 11g FP4 I ran into a couple of things, of which I thought I better write that down for some next time. If you are a SOA Suite (more...)

Oracle BPM FP4 Is Out!

Finally, it's there, the long awaited Feature Pack 4 for the Oracle Business Process Modeling Suite.

Instructions for Customers to get this are as follows:

  1. This is available as a patch under the following bug id: Patch 12413651: SOA PS4 BPM FEATURES PACK

  2. The patch is password protected and is (more...)

OBPM 11g: Showing More Detailed Log Info

One of those too stupid to be discussed items is how you can make the SOA Suite show detailed information about the payload for activities like a script activities, or what is going on inside a business rule. After all, every SOA/BPM developer is assumed to know how to set (more...)

Using JAXB for Manipulating Payload of Human Tasks in SOA Suite

In some cases you may want to manipulate the payload of a human task of an OPBM or BPEL process instance using JAXB. An example would be when you are using some other framework than ADF Faces for creating the UI, and you want to work with Java objects instead (more...)

Installing OBPM Suite 11g PS3 using XE

When installing the OBPM Suite 11g PS3, I ran into an issue with the Metadata Services (MDS) schema on my XE database. The error I got when I tried to start the WLS SOA domain was "ORA-04063: package body "DEV_MDS.MDS_INTERNAL_SHREDDED" has errors". I checked the schema and found that (more...)

OPBM and External Activities

I'm currently involved in a project where OBPM 10g is being used in combination with another system providing the user interface.

The idea is that this external system (let's call it system X), polls the engine to find out if there is a task to perform by some logged on (more...)