Introducing IBM FileNet Business Process Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on August 29, 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431052
ISBN-13: 9780738431055
IBM Form #: SG24-7509-00


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

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    Abstract

    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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