General Characteristics of a Solid BPM Suite

There are many business process management suites out in the market today, but one thing that they all have in common is that they are all used to model, monitor, integrate and optimize the different processes that all flow across the entire enterprise. Business process management suites work to build on and extend the varied capabilities of the suite by allowing different encapsulated applications to operate in accordance to one another as well as in more discreet units that are part of automation. At the core of this, can be found the suite engine that should be compliant with Oasis 1.1, at the very least.

Business process management suites do not only work to meet the different specifications of compliancy, they also act as a complete solution that can facilitate the entire business process management lifecycle. This also includes in its wide set of features an editor for the design, and can visualize and deploy the different business processes, including:

• BPRE (or Business process runtime environment) required for the exact execution of the business processes that were deployed to them;
• BPRE logging service (used to track down the real time process execution of activities as well as data for analysis);
• BPRE integration that also includes complete open integration code and SPI or service providers interface.

The key highlights of a good business management suite aside from being Oasis 1.1 compliant is that it must be fully executable, can easily deploy business logic, connect to plug and play integration using auto code, high performance and excellent throughput and an efficient return on investment.