Gartner BPM: Converging BPM, Web 2.0 and Event Processing, Vitria

I just saw a nice demo of Vitria’s new M3O release — just hit beta yesterday — that brings an incredible amount of richness and Web 2.0-ness to the interface: monitoring through RSS feeds, very dynamic drilling down and up in process maps, etc. The demo occurred in the context of a short presentation on the convergence of BPM, Web 2.0 and event processing. The process modeler is now browser-based (or so it appeared; we were looking at a screen capture, not the live product), and has evolved into something that could be used by a business analyst. In the past, Vitria has always been pretty focused on the system-centric end of BPM, but it looks like they’re trying to push both the ability to handle human-centric BPM as well as opening up the modeling environment beyond IT.

Thye’ve done some really interesting things in monitoring, particularly through the use of RSS feeds, allowing mashups, and tying data feeds to maps. Creating dashboards and linkages between the dashboard objects is done graphically.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of M3O: it looks like they’ve done some really nice UI innovations that will definitely push more control into the hands of the business (although their claim that they’re the first vendor to bring together human-centric and integration-centric BPM — and, in fact, that Vitria is the originator of BPM — is a bit of an exaggeration).

2 thoughts on “Gartner BPM: Converging BPM, Web 2.0 and Event Processing, Vitria”

  1. Again and again – I am so impressed by your realtime(?) blogging skills, Sandy! Your blogging from (BPM) events like this provides us – the audience – an impression of almost being there!


  2. Steinar, thanks — it was a real month for live-blogging from conferences, three in a row. Nice to be home for a while, although I expect that my blogging frequency will be much lower!

    I’m often asked about the live-blogging. Yes, it’s live: I publish at the end of each session, which is why there are sometimes errors and not a lot of analysis in the posts; that’s for later posts after I’ve had time to think about it all. It started out as my own notes at conferences, which I made on my laptop rather than paper so that I could search them later, then very soon the idea of sharing them on my blog hit, and now it’s one of the most read parts of my blog. Even better, I’ve inspired other bloggers, such as James Taylor, to start doing the same, so we’re starting to see more live-blogging coverage at BPM and related events.

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