Posts Tagged ‘BPM software’


AJAX Workflow

August 21, 2009

BPM software

Kontinuum 2006a version and later use AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) in both the design suite and end user environment.

AJAX allows users to complete forms in a more dynamic fashion. With AJAX a complete HTML request and response is not required so that the forms behave more like the forms in windows applications instead of web pages.

AJAX Webforms allow things like default values to be calculating, hiding and showing different questions, and cascading list boxes to be drawn without a full form refresh.

All this contributes to users being able to fill in forms faster and with better data, allowing seamless web workflow.

So… what is AJAX?

Ajax, shorthand for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a web development technique for creating interactive web applications. The intent is to make web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind the scenes, so that the entire web page does not have to be reloaded each time the user makes a change. This is meant to increase the web page’s interactivity, speed, and usability. (From Wikipedia).


Business Process Management ctnd…

June 16, 2009

Articles on BPM and BPM pundits tend to focus on two areas – the people and the technology.

The ‘people’ level

 BPM could be a philosophy. Management could be saying to underlings that they want their business processes managed more effectively.
A process owner could be managing their own business processes. They may define it, measure it [see how long the process takes], and look for trouble spots. Likely, they will look to make improvements to the process.
Managing processes manually are considered BPM, even if they do not utilize technology. In this paper based environment, a paper documenting the process will be routed to the people in the process so that they may follow it. When you make changes to that process, you will distribute the new documented process for them to follow.

The ‘technology’ level

 Many see BPM Software as BPM. They will skip over the people level and go right for the technology. Some see that information moves between enterprise software packages and immediately think of SOA [Services Oriented Architecture].
While some believe that modeling is the only way to create that ‘perfect’ process, so they think of modeling as BPM.

All of these concepts go into the definition of Business Process Management.

See the full article on our website here.