- Intalio|BPMS Designer: The Process Modeling tool that supports natively BPMN and integrate graphically forms and WSDL documents to generate BPEL code. Designer is layered on top of the BPMN Modeler Project that Intalio donated to Eclipse SOA Tools Project earlier this year.
- Intalio|Server: A Process Server built on Apache ODE (Orchestration Directory Engine) which has recently graduated to be an top level project at Apache.
- Intalio|Workflow: a BPEL4People implementation based on BPMN processes and a set of services to manage the lifecycle of tasks. It includes a graphical Form Editor in Eclipse to let users design the web forms rendered in XForms using AJAX. Intalio|Workflow runtime components are part of the Tempo open source project.
Intalio|BPMS 5.0 has been designed to allow users to design and execute complex processes by breaking them down in several process blocks. This new release embeds many new features that target both business analysts looking for a tool to model processes in Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN) and engineers eager to get benefits from SOA and execute BPEL processes. The Data Mapper has been enhanced to support the creation of scoped variables from any XML Schema types or elements and WSDL documents are integrated in one single-click. The integration of forms within a process has been greatly enhanced and it is now possible to drag and drop forms in a process without requiring prior knowledge of any form technologies. Intalio|BPMS Designer ships with a Form Editor that enables complex forms to be designed. The code generation has been optimized and all the complex process patterns are now supported. The business analyst community will be able to leverage a completely new BPMN Process Modeler that allows modeling processes on the fly. It is a very intuitive tool that supports the full BPMN specification, including advanced features such as the ability to attach any kind of document to a BPMN task. The Entreprise Edition version now supports cluster deployment with automatic failover and HTTP authentication. Intalio|BPMS 5.0 Entreprise Edition also ships with the first release of Intalio|BPMS Real Run, a real time Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) solution. Intalio|BPMS is composed of three main components:
- Posted by: Joseph Ottinger
- Posted on: October 01 2007 09:58 EDT
Can someone share his/her experience on this type of products and comment on the pros/cons or pure difference between this product and others BPM products such as JPBM. Thanks you Chester
My company (an IT services company) has developed a few workflows with jBPM to manage internal business processes. I followed a training about Intalio BPMS last week and the main differences I could see are related to the Process Designer, the support of BPMN and BPEL standards and the Business Analysis Monitoring tool. The designer from Intalio has much more functionalities than the one from jBPM : the BPMS modeling tool supports BPMN, all the configuration can be done graphically. Our experience with jBPM, you use the graphical designer to roughly define your processes and then you have to edit configuration files to refine your process definition and write some glue code to have your process execute some tasks for example invoking a Web Service. With Intalio BPMS Designer, all of this can be done graphically. Once done, the process will be automatically translated for the BPEL Engine. You can also add user input forms graphically. At first sight, the designer is not too complicated to use and has been designed for productivity. At this point, I don't have any feedback about differences between the two process engines (how they scale, etc...). I also experienced another non free BPM Engine on other projects. I won't compare it with BPMS because I worked only with old releases and it wouldn't tell you anything about the recent one. But from that experience, I can tell that a BAM tool is also very important for process analysis and improvement once the application is deployed in production ig you have large number of processes that have to be treated simultaneously. It is an advantage of Intalio BPMS that such a tool is available in Enterprise Edition. So if you are evaluating different BPM solutions, I think it is worth giving a try to Intalio BPMS. Gianni De Domenico
We ran some scenarios using the Imtalio BPMS and I have to agree with the above poster that the only difference we've seen are related to the process designer. We don't really need the suppurt of BPMN though. One of our programmers at our search engine placement firm used it: http://www.search-placement.com | http://www.organicbabywearhouse.com | http://www.wholesale-organic.com