SAP Business Process Management

Effective Ways of Using Intermediate Timer with Human Task in BPM

Effective Ways of Using Intermediate Timer with Human Task in BPM November, 2012 Prerequisites:  §  Basic knowledge of SAP NetWeaver BPM §  Basic knowledge of SAP Java Webdynpro §  Basic knowledge of EJB §  Basic knowledge of SAP NetWeaver Portal. Introduction: This article will tell you how to effectively use an Intermediate Timer with the Human Task in BPM process. Contents 1.0  Create Process DC 2.0  Create Process 3.0  Create …

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Which #Workflow Inbox When? Pros and cons for SAP Business Workflow and SAP NetWeaver #BPM

Image courtesy of anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net. FINAL UPDATE (seriously!): AT LAAAAAAAST… Yesterday 14th May 2013 at SAPPHIRE  NOW the SAP Approve All mobile device & desktop inbox was released as part of the SAP Fiori group of related applications, that gives you both the request submission and approval task UIs to go with it, as well as easy extensibility options for custom workflows.  The Fiori apps mark a significant change …

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Goo goo gaa gaa BPMN

Goo Goo Gaa Gaa BPMN                     Fig 1: Goo goo gaa gaa BPMN You got it. BPMN (that’s the graphic symbol in the baby’s speech-bubble above) is a language just like any other language. And languages are just about the most important asset we  have. Without a language (sign/graphic/aural/written..) you cannot express abstract concepts. The more abstraction there is, the more important the language in making the intangible tangible. Ergo: …

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BPM Reporting API: Description and Usage

User Story      SAP NetWeaver BPM is used for implementation of complex business processes that generate a lot of business data while execution. This data is used both for decision making while execution and for the analysis of the business processes.      In our use case, we want to identify one or many process instances based on the contextual data they carry inside. Contextual data is the data that end-users …

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Timer Interrupt pattern with SAP NetWeaver BPM

Problem: You need to use a timer in BPM but you want it to be more flexible than “wait X amount of time” Solution: The “timer-interrupt” pattern gives you the chance to use a regular timer yet have the flexibility to “cancel” it or force it to complete at any point in time In this blog post I will outline how you can model around the standard timer in SAP …

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SAP NetWeaver BPM/PO or SAP Business Workflow – Which one to use ?

At TechEd Las Vegas Susan Keohan (and expert of SAP Business Workflow) and I (expert on BPM) presented a session about when you might use SAP NetWeaver BPM/PO for your workflow needs and when you might use SAP Business Workflow (BWF). This blog gives a summary of the factors which may influence your decision with some examples and advice on how to create a workflow strategy. Before we get into …

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What’s new in NetWeaver BPM 7.31 SP05

EhP1 for NetWeaver 7.3 SP05 was released at the end of October. It comes with several enhancements and improvements for Business Process Management and Process Orchestration scenarios. Open UI integration Most notable, you can now use any web UI technology to build task UIs for BPM, for instance the HTML5 toolkit from SAP. Before, user tasks could be linked only to WebDynpro Java, WebDynpro ABAP or Visual Composer composer UIs. …

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The ABAP Detective Meets The Watch Men

Background (pun intended) You may not have heard of me.  I’m the ABAP detective.  I don’t come around these fancy business joints very often, not unless I’m invited, or forced here at break point. It’s not like I don’t get a kick out of listening to the high rollers banter about starched collar terms like “work flow”, or dropping strings of letters into conversations like they mean something important.  I’d …

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Free Webinar on Process Excellence with SAP NetWeaver BPM – October 11th, 10.30 AM EST

Incture Technologies present a Free Webinar on Process Excellence with SAP Netweaver BPM on October 11, 10.30 AM EST. As a run up to the flagship workshop, jointly offered by SAP Education and Incture Technologies on Nov 8th and 9th, King of Prussia, PA, USA, Incture is offering a free webinar on October 11th at 10.30 AM EST. Please register at the link below. Sachin Verma, CEO of Incture Technologies …

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EJB Mapping Function for MDM Web Service in BPM

Introduction EJB Mapping functions are instrumental in extending the functionality of standard BPM modelling with custom Java code. This becomes extremely helpful when carrying out complex transformation in BPM where built-in expressions cannot help. Basic information about creating and using your first EJB mapping function is already available at Create External Mapping Function. The link gives some basic information about creating a concat function. However, many a times we are …

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