On June 27, 2014, Oracle officially announced that Oracle BPM 12c (12.1.3) is Generally Available!

“With the Oracle BPM 12.1.3 release, we [Oracle] are offering a comprehensive, unified and robust platform to build intelligent business processes (both structured automated flows as well as dynamic collaborative cases) that are flexible, adaptive and aligned with business objectives. With the addition of business friendly features such as business architecture, verbal rules, requirements capture, new UI for easy to design dashboards and many developer features, the platform provides the empowerment that business desires and the power that IT requires to be an efficient enabler for business…”

Some of the highlights from the official release include tool led migration from Oracle BPM 10g to Oracle BPM 12c, business user friendly BAM Composer, sub-cases and case dashboards for Adaptive Case Management, business friendly verbalization of rules, excel integration of Rules Decision Table.

As a business analyst, my favorite highlight of the new BPM 12c is the updated Oracle BPM Process Composer and the BAM Composer. The BPM Process Composer was introduced in as a collaborative tool for business analysts to model BPM processes. In the 12.1.3, Oracle has redesigned the BPM Process composer and added new types of Business Architecture modeling to model the high-level (Level 0-4) process models and tie these models together with the BPM processes. The BAM Composer is new in 12.1.3 and allows a business user to create BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) reports and dashboards.

In the next few days, I will begin to publish a series of video blog posts on some of the new features of BPM Process Composer 12.1.3, directed towards an audience of business users, business analysts, and business architects. If there are any topics or features of 12.1.3 that you have heard rumors of and would be interested in seeing, leave a comment below!