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Business Process Management (BPM) is an important part of many organizations. Many experts agree that BPM is not only important for business operations, it is a necessary component for handling change. There can be changes in assignments, changes in back-end systems and changes in workflow are just some examples. However when changes occur, it has been up to IT to implement and up to the business managers to manage the fallout. We all know change is painful, and the more we can place change control in the hands of the business managers, the better the organization can manage change.

Oracle SOA Database Adapters provide a polling mechanism that will periodically query a table to see if a there is a new or changed record.  If so, it can trigger a BPEL process.  This is enormously useful.  However, on one client I ran into a series of issues with database pollers in a clustered environment when they … collided.  (queue dramatic music)

Invoking Oracle ACM from a web service call is not difficult but unfortunately is also not well documented.  I know … you’re shocked. 

To explain this as simply as possible, let’s use a Loan Origination process as a prototypical ACM example to review the high-level steps.

In this 11g process example, we’re invoking ACM from a CRM system via a web service call.  The web service will invoke a BPEL process which does the following:

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One of the most confusing things about the Oracle BPM Workspace is the effect of claiming work items.

A digital transformation initiative can revolutionize the way your organization works, allowing employees to boost their productivity. Moving your organization into the digital realm also allows you to keep up with the latest trends in your industry, helping you to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. However, digital transformation initiatives can also pose some challenges, as employees must adapt to new ways of working and the company culture must evolve to meet the demands of the new digital age.

Here are a few reasons why AVIO should be at the top of your list to meet at IOUG if you are interested in digital transformation, integration, or cloud adoption:

Managing your time to hit the most critical sessions is a key component to a successful conference. There are a ton of sessions that often overlap and determining which ones would provide the most value is often difficult.

So to save you a bit of time, for anyone interested in integration, DevOps, and digital transformation we have identified our five most recommended sessions:

Next month, AVIO Consulting, along with our client Land O'Lakes, will present a use case session at IOUG Collaborate illustrating how to modernize invoice processing within organizations utilizing JD Edwards. IOUG Collaborate will be held in Las Vegas from Sunday, April 10th through Thursday, April 14th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This will be the fourth year AVIO Consulting has been a sponsor at Collaborate and we are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again.

For anyone who has done performance and load testing in Oracle SOA suite, you know it can be frustrating and time consuming. However, our lives have just gotten much easier! Originally, quite a bit of manual work was needed to find or calculate how long composites took, what the problematic components were, and why instances just took too long. Fortunately, Oracle has introduced a new monitoring tool, Integration Workload Statistics (IWS).

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