BPM technology: Oracle
This report assesses the capabilities of Oracle's BPM product offering (Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1), along with other complementary Oracle products, and also examines the partners, professional services, advice and other intellectual property that Oracle can offer customers exploring Business Process Management (BPM) implementations. This Vendor Capability Assessment (VCA) report forms part of a series of reports from MWD which assess vendor offerings in the area of BPM technology - that is, technology-related capabilities which support organisations adopting BPM to design, develop, deploy, monitor and optimise partially- or wholly-automated business processes. For background on the analysis contained in this report, please refer to the accompanying Explanatory Notes document which is freely available on www.mwdadvisors.com.
- Although it was not often called out, one of the strongest technology elements that Oracle brought on board when it acquired BEA Systems in 2008 was BEA's BPM technology offering
- There are many ways in which the integration of the former BEA BPM technology (itself acquired when BEA bought BPMS specialist Fuego) with the rest of the existing Oracle technology stack could have gone wrong, but in putting Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 together, Oracle has made a lot of smart decisions
- Although the Oracle BPM Suite isn't cheap to license, the company bundles a broad range of complementary technologies with the core of the BPM offering
- The suite provides strong functionality more or less throughout the entire BPM activity cycle.
table of contents
- Overview of offering
- Products and capabilities
- Coverage of the BPM activity cycle
- Supporting and managing change
- Partners, templates and practices
- Platforms and standards
- Pricing options