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New Solutions for a New Healthcare Landscape

Along with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) came a tidal wave of sweeping changes in the healthcare industry. Due to an extremely complex web of providers, patients, payers and more—the healthcare industry has fallen behind other industries when it comes to managing effective business processes.

BPM 11g and Human Workflow Shadow Rows

During the OFM Forum last week, there were a few discussions around the relationship between the Human Workflow (WF_TASK*) tables in the SOA_INFRA schema and BPMN processes.  It is important to know how these are related because it can have a performance impact.  We have seen this performance issue several times when BPMN processes are used to model high volume system integrations without knowing all of the implications of using BPMN in this pattern.

It is Not "BPM vs. BPEL"

I'm not trying to sway the BPM vs. BPEL argument one way or the other, but I'd simply like to say that it is not a "vs.".  Both have uses and both are synergistic with the other.  If you use Oracle BPM, you're able to use BPEL as well for what it's best at.  Your project might not need BPM, but here's my take on the BPM / BPEL fit and the overlaps as it applies to Oracle BPM and BPEL.

Flex Fields in Oracle BPM 11g

It is not your fault if you have struggled with Flex Fields in Oracle BPM.  I know I'm not the quickest bunny in the forest, and I was reminded of that fact this week when asked by a customer how to use Flex Fields in their Oracle BPM project.  Unless you use them on a very regular basis, it is very easy to completely forget how they are created and used.  In this post, I'll go over Flex Fields and how you can learn how they are used with Oracle BPM 11g. 

BPMInstitute.org's Brainstorm DFW

Just a quick note to let you know that AVIO is planning on participating in BPMInstitute.org’s upcoming event in DFW.

I'm a fan of the BrainStorm events and I believe that this might be the first one in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.  BrainStorm DFW will feature their most popular Business Process Management and Business Architecture training courses as well as BPM certification and an evening mixer at the Hyatt Stockyards in Fort Worth over February 10-14.

What are Your SOA and BPM New Year’s Resolutions?

As we enter 2014, it is always good to take stock of our accomplishments as well as lay out new goals for the New Year.  There is so much activity in the SOA/BPM space that it can be challenging to focus on the key activities that will best help you reach your business and IT goals. 

Below are some ideas to get you started for your 2014 SOA and BPM New Year’s resolutions:

6 Tips for Choosing a SOA/BPM Implementation Partner

One of my favorite movie scenes is from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Upon entering the room where the Holy Grail is located, the bad guy (Donovan) and Indy are presented with a room full of various cups and chalices.  The bad guy selects first and picks the most ornate, bejeweled cup available.  His outcome is bad and the knight guarding the grail utters the phrase “He chose … poorly.”  

New Self-paced Oracle BPM 11g Training for Business People

Just wanted to let you know that AVIO has come out with a completely new online self-paced version of the Oracle BPM 11g Designer Workshop.  This is a unique Oracle BPM training offering specifically designed for business analysts and managers, and it is the result of our experience from dozens of successful Oracle BPM engagements.   For the last 14 years, I’ve conducted this business oriented workshop in a variety of forms – training hundreds of business people on this version of the product and ev

Looking Forward to SOA/BPM 12c

AVIO Consulting is a proud member of the Oracle Pillar and Top Partner programs. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Oracle Top Partners 2013 event this past August. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived but by the end of the event I left excited and looking forward to the SOA/BPM 12c releases coming at some point in 2014.

The Top Partners event covered a number of notable points concerning Oracle’s vision and software direction going forward. Most notably:

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