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INTRODUCTION TO THE ORACLE BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT SUITE -> Oracle BAM

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

BAM represent Business Activity Monitoring.

That means Oracle BAM is Meaningful, Event-driven Intelligence for End-Users tool, used mostly to perform these :

  1. Monitor business processes & services in real-time
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Service-Level Agreements (SLAs)
  2. Analyze events as they occur
    • Correlate events & KPIs
    • Identify trends as they emerge
    • Alert users to bottlenecks & solutions
  3. Act on current conditions
    • Event-driven alerts
    • Real-time dashboards
    • BPEL processes & web services integration

dgreybarrow Oracle BAM Solutions

  1. Provides Development Organization with a set of web-based applications to:
    • Capture real-time data from any database, message queue or application
    • Construct data objects for analysis
    • Define metrics, dashboards, alerts & automated actions
  2. Provides IT Operations with key integrations to:
    • Deliver integrated end-to-end process monitoring & management
    • Provide a single, multi-source BAM platform for integrating data & events across all sources, Oracle and non-Oracle

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ORACLE BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT SUITE -> BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYTICS

Posted on November 27th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Business Process Analytics enables you to monitor the performance of your deployed processes.

It measures the key performance indicators in your project and stores them in pre-defined cubes in the database that enable you to analyze the data in multiple perspectives. You can also store the metrics in the Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) database for real-time monitoring.

Process analysts can view the metrics using dashboards from the Oracle BPM Workspace or Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).

In summary, Process Analytics track:

  • Workload Metrics
  • Process and Activity Performance Metrics
  • Human Resource Metrics

By default, the BPM Engine stores the values of pre-defined measures and dimensions that are common to all BPM processes. The supported pre-defined measures are:

  • Number of active instances by activity, process, and participant
  • Average time to complete an activity
  • Average time to complete a process

The supported pre-defined dimensions are:

  • Process
  • Activity
  • Participant

You can also define custom measures according to your needs.

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What is Sandbox Manager in Fusion ?

Posted on November 27th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

sandbox Fusion

 

In fusion , in order to try any customizations and extensions , you need an environment for testing, before deploying to Production.In Fusion World this is magaed via SandBox Manager. The other terminology you need to get expose is Composer.

Sandbox Manager is a tool that provides a place where users can define and design their changes before putting them into production.

 

The three types of sandboxes are avaiable

  • Metadata, such as non-flexfield UI page customizations :This sandbox supports making changes to the application's metadata stored in the MDS repository.
  • Security :This sandbox supports making data security changes.
  • Generated flexfields based business components

Sandbox Manager has the following features:

  • This stored all changes in the sandbox
  • You can have sandboxes to specfic to a user
  • Can have many sandboxes running (different users) at the same time
  • Make changes over a period of time (long-running sandbox)
  • All documents changed can be saved or reverted with one operation
  • Migrate sandbox in its entirety from test to production

Usually , there are two types of sandboxes:

  • Sandboxes intended to be published.
  • Sandboxes intended for "test-only" purposes.

Hope this helps. Next will explore more on "Composer"

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ORACLE BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT SUITE

Posted on November 26th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Before start of this intrested topic, lets have some basics with Q & A.

Q.-What is Business Process?

"A business process is a set of linked activities performed by people and systems that deliver some kind of value through a product or service to internal or external customers."

A simplest example is : Ex: bringing a new employee onboard or receiving an order form from a customer

Q.-What is Business Process Management?

BPM is defined as a strategy for managing and improving the performance of a business through continuous optimization of business processes in a closed loop,cycle of modeling, execution,and measurement.

Q. Then What is Oracle BPM suite...

The Oracle BPM Suite provides an integrated environment for developing, administering, and using business applications centered on business processes.

The Oracle BPM Suite enables you to create process models based on standards with user-friendly applications.

It also enables collaboration between process developers and process analysts.

Oracle BPM supports BPMN 2.0 and BPEL across the process lifecycle starting from modeling and implementation to run time and monitoring.

The Oracle BPM Suite provides a seamless integration of all stages of the application development life cycle from design-time and implementation to run-time and application management.

The Oracle BPM Suite is layered on the Oracle SOA Suite and shares many of the same product components, including:

  • Business Rules
  • Human Workflow
  • Oracle Adapter Framework for Integration
  • Spring Components
  • Oracle Web Service Manager

Oracle BPM 11g

Simplifies achieving process management success by delivering a complete solution with a unified process foundation, user-centric design, and social BPM interaction via

This simplifies achieving process management success by delivering a complete solution with a unified process foundation, user-centric design, and social BPM interaction as figure 1 ( source oracle.com)

Oracle BPM Suite 11g

Fig 1: Oracle BPM suite 11G

dgreybarrow BPM Technical Architecture

In order to perform four key things like

  • Process modeling
  • Process simulation
  • Process execution
  • Process analytics

Oracle BPM Architecture is best described as

Oracle BPM Architecture

Fig 2:Oracle BPM Architecture

whereas Oracle BPM 11g Technical Architecture is best described as per fig 3.

BPM Suite 11G Technical Architecture

Fig 3: BPM Suite 11G Technical Architecture

Meet some of Key things for Oracle BPM Suites

dgreybarrow THE ORACLE BUSINESS PROCESS COMPOSER

The Oracle Business Process Composer is a web-based application that enables business users to collaborate with process developers and designers.

The Oracle Business Process Composer:

  • Provides a user friendly environment for composing processes and process templates.
  • Enables process analysts to create process blueprints, which are initial drafts of a process that can be used by process developers as a starting point for implementation in Oracle BPM Studio.
  • Enables certain users to edit business rules at run time. This is important because policies tend to evolve faster that business processes.

dgreybarrow BPM WORKSPACE

This is rich and customizable task and worklist interface

This give a high productivity for end-users to manage their tasks

Custom views, processing rules and simple administration for worklist tasks

dgreybarrow PROCESS ANALYTICS

Business Process Analytics enables you to monitor the performance of your deployed processes.

It measures the key performance indicators in your project and stores them in pre-defined cubes in the database that enable you to analyze the data in multiple perspectives

dgreybarrow THE ORACLE BPM STUDIO

Oracle BPM Studio is a component of the Oracle BPM Suite that enables process developers to create process-based applications.

This enables process analysts and developers to model and simulate business processes.

Oracle BPM Studio comes with Oracle JDeveloper IDE and shares the JDeveloper user interface elements used by the Oracle SOA Suite.

The JDeveloper environment can be customized based on the role selected by the user.

Oracle BPM Studio includes the Analyst Role which only includes process design elements that are useful to business analysts.

Process developers who need access to the complete functionality of the Oracle BPM and SOA Suites should use the default role.

Next post we will be on Roles and Responsiblity used in BPM

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A quick comparison chart for EBS and Fusion Application Security Models

Posted on November 6th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

If you are coming from EBS then this post will help you to understand the difference of security model in these two application.

here is quick comparison chart all the major security features of Oracle Application (EBS) and Fusion Application side by side.

E-Business Fusion Application
Authentication

FND_USER

OID/OSSO/OAM

FMW OAM/LDAP
Authorization AOL security model
RBAC (This is optional add-on)
FMW OPSS (this is same as RBAC)
Security platform Proprietary FMW OPSS
Segregation Of Duties (SOD) No explicit functionality Predefined SOD policies
Application Access Controls
Governor (AACG)
Technology Prepackaged eBiz specific
configuration and management
FMW 11g
Management of security
(Roles/Responsibilities)
Proprietary forms OIM
APM
Proprietary forms
HR specific data security Security Groups Security Groups

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