webMethods Updates Fabric

Version 6.5 offers features designed to accelerate the delivery of business applications to the business; focus on business process productivity

  • Analyst mode. Version 6.5 allows business analysts to specify and design business processes. Non-technical users also can play a role in the development of new solutions.

  • Rapid assembly. The solution offers drag-and-drop assembly of new applications and processes, allowing business solutions to be delivered faster. Codeless environment means less programming and testing, webMethods said.

  • Iterative improvement. The integrated business performance management environment allows key performance indicators and metrics to be associated with business processes. The feedback that is built into business processes allows decision makers to make iterative improvements to the company's operations, webMethods said.

  • Predictive monitoring. This technology automates the monitoring of business process activity. Exceptions can be anticipated by comparing current activity to historical patterns, enabling users to be proactively alerted to potential issues so they can respond more quickly.

  • "My webMethods." This feature offers A configurable, task-based user interface that makes business and operational metrics available according to the user's role (business or IT). Users have the potential to be more productive by having the right information at the right time in one place.

  • Enterprise SOA framework. The updated Web services management and brokering capabilities, along with predictive quality-of-service monitoring, can help companies deploy Web services-based solutions on an enterprise scale.

Additional Articles of Interest

For more information on solutions for business process management, see "BPM Rising," the Net Best Thing column in the October/November 2002 issue ofiSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.

As technology's benefits hit the wall, one provider believes business process management can boost competitiveness. Read the SDCExec.com article Finding Adaptability in BPM for more on this topic.