Introducing IBM FileNet Business Process Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 August 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431052
ISBN-13: 9780738431055
IBM Form #: SG24-7509-00
(354 pages)

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Authors: Wei-Dong Zhu, Eric Adel, William Benjamin, Imtiaz A Khan, Mike Marin, Mark Yingling


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a basic introduction to IBM FileNet® Business Process Manager (BPM) V4.0. BPM enables organizations to create, modify, and manage content centric business processes. One key advantage of BPM is its ability to work with active content, which refers to the ability of content to trigger or affect business processes.

In this book, we cover the key elements that make up a business process, including tasks, participants, roles, steps, routing, and deadlines. We describe how to use Process Designer (a BPM application) to design your business processes. In addition, we provide step-by-step instructions on how to implement a use case business process scenario.

BPM also supports integration with external systems and services through Component Integrator, Web services, and Rules Connectivity Framework. We discuss these integration options and provide instructions on how to implement the use case scenario by demonstrating some of the options.

This book is useful for system architects, process analysts, and process designers who require an understanding of IBM FileNet Business Process Manager. It also serves as a practical guide for those who want detailed instructions in order to implement a BPM system.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Solution example
Chapter 3. System architecture
Chapter 4. Process design with BPM
Chapter 5. Using Process Designer
Chapter 6. Implementing business processes: Case study
Chapter 7. Integration with external systems and services with BPM
Chapter 8. Implementing Component Integrator and Web services
Chapter 9. Planning and designing a BPM solution
Appendix A. Additional material

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