BPM 11g Integrated with WebCenter Spaces (Process Spaces)

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Our Fusion Middleware expertise allows us to bring it all together. Do you want to follow business processes and ensure transparency to your organization? M&S Consulting has implemented a next generation process portal built on Oracle BPM/SOA, Identity Management, WebCenter, and innovating solutions built by M&S from the ground up. Underlying technologies include WebLogic and ADF.

6 Tips to Prioritize People in a Collaboration Portal (WebCenter)

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When people interact with executable processes, collaboration portals need to be built to accomodate their roles and working style. The list below shows guidelines to focus a collaboration portal around usability, relavance, and personalization, while giving mechanisms for the user to understand the bigger picture, deploy collaboration tools, and prevent overloaded work queues.

Oracle OpenWorld OOW 2010 – Middleware

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As has become tradition, I will be attending Oracle OpenWorld again this year joined by a few other M&S team members focused on Oracle Fusion Middleware. Let us know if you will be around and want to meet up. The most solid agenda items I have are the authors’ seminar for a new WebCenter 11g book we are releasing (more on that to come), a few of the SOA, BPM, Governance, and Enterprise 2.0 events with Product Management teams, and, of course, the concert.

Oracle DBMS_SCHEDULER vs DBMS_JOB (Create, Run, Monitor, Remove)

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DBMS_SCHEDULER is a newer, more complex job scheduling engine released in 10g, intended to replace DBMS_JOB going forward. DBMS_JOB, the older job scheduler, as of now is still available for quick and easy DB based job scheduling.

Job scheduling comprises the core of the functionality of DBMS_SCHUDULER, however here are some additional benefits available to DBMS_SCHEDULER:

  • Logging of job runs (job history)
  • Simple but powerful scheduling syntax (similar to but more powerful than cron syntax)
  • Running of jobs outside of the database on the operating system (see below)
  • Resource management between different classes of jobs
  • Use of job arguments including passing of objects into stored procedures
  • Privilege-based security model for jobs
  • Naming of jobs and comments in jobs
  • Stored, reusable schedules

BPEL Not Good For Rapid Changes

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I am excited about BPEL’s proliferation. But for some organizations (specifically, IT shops), BPEL is being used in areas it is simple not well-suited. For example, some places where IT has gotten ahead of the business, it is used as a process modeling tool. True, BPEL “represents” a process, it is my opinion that proper business modeling tools be used prior to orchestration being defined in BPEL. Another scenario I continue to find is that people are using BPEL for just about every piece of logic that goes into a business process being executed. The fact is, BPEL does very … Read More

Enterprise Wiki for a Large Oracle Initiative

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The Challenge

M&S was engaged by ABC, a publically traded company, for a multi-national Oracle initiative. Upon joining, M&S recognized the need to easily share, collaborate, and centrally publish information.

The Solution

The value of Web/Enterprise 2.0 social software was no longer a secret reserved only for the most cutting-edge — or as some might have labeled them, “bleeding-edge” — organizations.

The Results

Within two weeks of deciding to implement the M&S solution, the application was available to the customer, hosted by M&S Consulting.