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* Attending SAPPHIRE NOW? Catch up with Process Orchestration Champions! and Meet Workflow and BPM Champions at ASUG Annual Conference
If you are lucky to be on site in Orlando, May 14-16, we invite you to explore first-hand what’s new in the SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration area. If you are attending SAPPHIRE NOW or ASUG Annual Conference or both, you will enjoy great content and speakers. Read all highlights in Mariana Mihaylova's blogs.
* Meet the Speaker - Alan Rickayzen; Martin Maguth; Torsten Schnorpfeil and now! Meet the Speaker - Susan Keohan
Susan Keohan, a SAP Mentor and SAP Business Workflow expert has started a wonderful initiative. In a blog series she will help introduce you to some of the speakers you will meet at the ASUG Annual Conference this year. Read on - it's fun and inspiration!
Will the process finish on time to avoid disruption? In this blog Alan Rickayzen shows how inbuilt SAP HANA capabilities come to the rescue. Business users can now see a panoramic view of the business processes and respond to situations in real-time as they emerge.
Missed Gartner BPM conference? Check out Jim Spath’s “random thoughts” on the 2013 venue. Feel free to share your findings if you have attended.
Get your hands on #SAPOPInt with the test drive we have created for you. Find out more in Harshavardhan Jegadeesan’s blog. Enjoy!
In this blog Jocelyn Dart explains what are enterprise patterns for, what does it take and how to use them, plus shares a free download to help those of you who are getting into the wonderful world of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration.
* Enterprise Patterns in Process Orchestration – 1) Claim Check, 2) Composed Message Processor and 3) Scatter Gather
Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) help solve recurring problems in the integration of enterprise applications. In these articles Abdul-Gafoor Mohamed and Prashant Gautam introduce EIPs in the context of SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration.
An excellent guide into SAP NetWeaver BPM expressions and mapping techniques by Jocelyn Dart. Have you found any others? Or a better XPath reference? Please let us know.
If you've used SAP Business Workflow, SAP NetWeaver BPM or Process Observer, with this session Alan Rickayzen will show you how you can reap the benefits with SAP Operational Process Intelligence on SAP HANA.
* BPM Reporting API: Description and Usage, BPM Analytics: Dashboard and API, BPM Analytics API: Custom Service and Crystal Reports
In these blogs Vasil Tsimashchukdescribes the analytical features shipped with SP6 of EhP 1 for SAP NetWeaver BPM 7.3, namely the NWA dashboard and the BPM Analytics API. In his last blog he also gives an example of a web service which uses the BPM Analytics API including code.
In part 1, Christian Loos gives instructions on installing the SAP UI5 toolkit into SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio, create your first sample application and test it locally using the web app preview. In part 2, he shows how to deploy and run the application on the SAP NetWeaver Java application server.
* Using Subversion (Apache Open Source CVS) in combination with NWDS 7.3 - an alternative for DTR as part of NWDI
In this blog Roberto Viana demonstrated how easy it is to setup and work with Subversion Source Version Control in combination with SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio (NWDS) version 7.3+.
In this blog by Martin Moeller shows how with SAP NetWeaver BPM Public API you can easily put your users first in processes that require human interaction at their very first step. See also how you make this addressable by URL and thus enable users to access it from a portal or mobile devices.
In thig blog Bala Krishnan shares his experience about BPM methodologies, real world BPMS implementations and the role of BPMS experts. Take a look and share your experiences.
Jocelyn Dartenjoys implementing workflows whenever she gets the chance and in this blog she shares miracles of advice about different approaches. Check out how she connects flavors to workflows.
In this article Birgit Heilig describes the daily work of BPM administrators and explains how to access and use the SAP tools for monitoring and troubleshooting processes and tasks.
A comprehensive and detailed overview by Jocelyn Dart.
Alan Rickayzen explains what is BPMN about and how it’s used in SAP world today.
Read this crisp and clear guide by Owen Pettiford.
Gregor Mueller explains how in just a day you can learn what SAP NetWeaver BPM can do for your business, experience model driven development, and move from concept to working prototype before the day ends!
EhP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 SP05 was released at the end of October. In this blog Christian Loos explains the enhancements included for BPM and Process Orchestration scenarios.
The "timer-interrupt" pattern gives you the chance to use a regular timer yet have the flexibility to "cancel" it or force it to complete at any point in time. Read more details in Kristiyan Marinov’s blog.
Overview by Jocelyn Dart based on a true story.
* SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration SAPPHIRE NOW+TechEd Madrid 2012:
* TechEd 2012: Process Orchestration session replays!
Read Alan Rickayzen's latest blog to learn about the new navigation and printing enhancements in SAP StreamWork.
Take a look at this newsletter-blog by Mariana Mihaylova for all highlights in the Process Orchestration area in October.
* Webinar Replay! Empower Business Experts to Control the Decision Logic Across Enterprise Applications with SAP NetWeaver Decision Service Management
* SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration and SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management at SAP TechEd 2012
How to motivate people to collaborate on tasks and processes together - the making it "happen in BPM" part of the equation? Read this passionate blog by Jocelyn Dart for her views on the people question and feel free to add yours.
Yes, it’s now available for download! Details in Benny Schaich-Lebek’s blog.
With this blog Eduardo Chiocconi introduces a collaborative whitepaper designed to help SAP Customers, Partners and Professionals with understanding workflow and orchestration solutions from SAP. Included are also details on interoperability and comparative summary with usage recommendations for each solution.
SAP NetWeaver BPM is offering a set of APIs that enables you to customize and enhance the way you use business processes and execute tasks. Stefan Henke's article gives an introduction into the BPM API's functionality and provides corresponding code examples. Have a look and build, for example, your own task inbox that meets your individual needs.
Compiled by Incture Technologies and SAP Education this workshop is a great jumpstart for beginners but will bring fresh insights for anyone experienced in BPM on how process excellence is achieved with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration and Mobility suites. Read more in Ritesh Menon’s blog.
Presented by Sachin Verma, CEO of Incture Technologies. Do not miss out this warm-up for the November workshop! Register and join on 11 Oct. 9 Oct 2012
A wonderful piece by our very own Jocelyn Darton SAP NetWeaver BPM security. Here is her summary of major considerations (release 7.3 and above) when starting BPM processes, executing tasks and automated steps, monitoring, analytics, and other stuff. Feel free to share any authorizations you have found particularly helpful.
Read Carsten Ziegler's blog to know how SAP’s new superior technology can help you cut down implementation times by 90% and still add more flexibility. Join the ramp-up to reap immediate business value.
In a truly enjoyable way, and in no particular order, here are some tips for building BPM Processes that work for Jocelyn and might work for you. All named after a somewhat eclectic mix of songs. Enjoy and feel tempted to share yours.
With SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.31 (PI, BPM and BRM) you can design integration with stateful processes using SAP NetWeaver BPM and PI. In this blog William Li shares useful insights about using SAP NetWeaver BPM to replace ccBPM in PI. He has taken the time to create a detailed article on the topic. You will find a link to it in the blog.
Register and join us for a series of webinars in July covering new capabilities of SAP NetWeaver PI, BPM and BRM, the road ahead and B2B!
> Bring Velocity to 'New Product Introductions' (NPI) with BPM at SAP Inside Track 2012, Newtown Square
Ritesh Menon from Incture Technologies with a demo and a case study on how SAP NetWeaver BPM is enabling a CPG customer to introduce new products faster and more effectively to the market. Broadcasting via SAPConnect session rooms. Do not miss out!
SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration 7.3 EhP1 is already generally available. In this blog Meghna Shishodiya provides a useful summary of ramp-up feedback from our certified ramp-up coaches who worked closely with our customers during ramp-up.
SAP NetWeaver BPM has always had a strong focus on seamless integration with SAP UI technologies. The advent of the BPM Public API now opens the door for customers to use arbitrary UI technologies to fully customize the look and feel of their UIs according to their needs. Read Harald Schubert’s article to find out more.
In this blog Markus Richter outlines how powerful is the Project Documentation feature within the Business Process Blueprinting (BPB) tool. As an example, he uses the process flow visualization of SAP NetWeaver BPM to show how to attach external resources, such as URLs or SAP Notes.
While configuring SAP NetWeaver BPM, have you ever ran into an authorization error when adding an UME principal as Administrator or Potential Owner of a BPM pool? Some tips in William Li’s blog.
In this document Jocelyn Dartprovides a step by step example of how to create and integrate user interfaces for SAP NetWeaver BPM tasks using ABAP Web Dynpro CHIPs (Collaborative Human Interface Parts).
The Collaborative Process Modeling tool, embedded in SAP® StreamWork™ and deployed on the SAP Cloud platform is now generally available for use in production environments. Read Alan Rickayzen’s blog for insights and feel free to get back to him with questions. March 23 2012
SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration is an innovative solution bundling SAP NetWeaver BPM, BRM and PI. This combination can easily extend your existing and new applications into the mobile environment, beyond the existing system-to-system integrations. In this blog William Li outlines the different options and benefits.
As part of the SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration world tour, Incture would be conducting "SAP NetWeaver BPM Jump Start for Executives" courses in 2012. Join for insights on how BPM can help your organization cut process costs, improve competitive edge and customer satisfaction. Read Bala Krishnan’s blog for registration details and to find out your nearest course location. Reach out to him if you have questions.
With SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration, you can now leverage the capabilities of the dual stack in a single stack based out of Java. You can now deploy the BPM engine on the same system instance as PI and take advantage of a lower TCO and higher flexibility. Nominations are accepted until May 31st 2012. Several workshops will be offered, so get registered and contact Sujit Hemachandran should you have questions.
Integration flows is a major function point for faster integration development. It is represented with BPMN 2.0 making it easier for different personas to work on the same model. In his blog Sujit Hemachandran explains why integration flows makes an impressive tool for good planning and the benefits of using it right from your blueprint phase.
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