A Short History of BPM, Part 5

Continued from Part 4.

Part 5: Creation finishes, but what’s left?

Now, the workflow and EAI markets started to converge. Both workflow and EAI products extended to include functionality that was useful in both spheres, such as business rules engines and more advanced process modelling tools. Business rules engines were typically integrated through OEM agreements, while process modelling was usually built as an integral part of the workflow or EAI product. Workflow products beefed up their EAI capabilities, and EAI improved their workflow tools.

Customers started to get confused: where did workflow end and EAI begin? When should you choose one product over another?

Next: the Tower of Babel

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