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Oracle E-Business Suite

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Business Process Execution Language
(BPEL) Wave to the Future and Fusion

Paul Cyphers

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Introductions / Experiences

u 30 years of Supply Chain and Manufacturing Experience


in numerous industries, APICS Certified
u 20+ yrs experience in IT, including ERP implementation
and development
u 10 years working on Business Processes
u Work on numerous systems varying in size and
complexity
u 5+ yrs experience methodology development (Oracle
Applications, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel)

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Audience Profile

u Technical
l DB Version
l Application Version
u Functional
l Current Application
l Product Suites
u Business Processes
l Number Modeled
l State of Automation
l Tools deployed
l Level of Integration

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Overview

uBusiness Process History


l Business Processes
l Business Process Modeling
l Business Process Standards
uBusiness Process Execution
l Business Flows
l Business Process Integration
uBusiness Process Tools
l Workflow, EAI, BPMS, BAM
uBPEL
uFusion
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Business Process History

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Business Processes in the Enterprise

Origin Methodology & Technology Pros & Cons

1920’’s Methods and Procedures Analysis


1920 + Fine Grain Analysis
(MPA) – Implicit Business Processes
Ledger – No Execution Capabilities

1990’’s Business Process Re-


1990 Re-engineering + Explicit Business Processes
(BPR) + Flexible Deployment
Enterprise Resource Planning System – No Opportunity for Change
(ERP)

2000’’s Business Process Management


2000 + End-
End-to
to-- End Business Processes
(BPM) + Continuous Business Process
Business Process Management System Improvement
(BPMS)

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Drivers behind Business Processes

u Business drivers
l Increasingly complex and demanding environment
l Urgent need for speed in product innovation and change
l Push to reduce costs of existing operations
u Business Process Improvement
l Organization, Process and Job Level
l Set of standardized activities
u Business Process Re- engineering
l Process performance standards
u Performance benchmarks
u Performance measurement
l Performance management

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Business Process Improvement

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Business Process Modeling

uDiagramming
l Mapping processes
l Enterprise alignment
uTransformation
l Process design
l Process improvement
l Process re-engineering

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Market Definition/Description

A BPMS enables the direct control and management of


operational processes in near-real time to better meet
today’s business cycle time needs and enable more- agile
processes. A BPMS integrates the following BPM- enabling
technologies, many of which are also available as
independent products, into a suite.
l Graphical business process modeling (BPM technology) to
create visual representations of the work process.
l Transformation creates a graphical modeling environment reflects
at least these two perspectives on the same process – one for
business professionals and another for IT professionals (with
greater technical details represented).
l Orchestration engine (such as a BPEL engine) to coordinate the
sequencing of the steps and tasks (system steps and manual
steps) according to the graphical flows and business rules
described in the process model.

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BPMI Approach

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View of the BPM standards “stack”

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Business Process Standards

uBPMI.org recently joined with Object Mgt Group


l BPMN (flow) and BMPL
uBPELWS – IBM standard
l WSFL
l BPEL4WS OR BPEL
uXLANFG – Micro Soft
uebXML BPSS
More than a dozen standards organizations

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Business Process Execution

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Capability Maturity Model

uLevels
l Initial (ad hoc, ill defined, heroic)
l Repeatable (Basic processes, track cost,
schedule, functionality)
uOrganize, repeat and measure
l Defined (Documented and standardized)
l Managed (Detailed measures of process and
product quality)
l Optimizing (Continuous improvement and
quantitative feedback)

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The Virtual Enterprise: Increased ROI
and Cost Control = Stages of Value

Virtual
Enterprise
Enterprise to
Enterprise
ENTERPRISE VISIBILITY

Integrated
Enterprise

ENTERPRISE VALUE
Process
Enterprise
Fragmented
Enterprise

Low ENTERPRISE VELOCITY High

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Business Flows

uModel business processes


l Business doing business
uUse an executable process modeling language
Reduces gaps between business and IT
uBreak process into tasks
uConfigure the tasks as services in SOA
uInvolve the business in process modeling
uDivide and conquer
l Business users model the processes
l IT designs the services

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Oracle Business Process Flows
Financial Reports Quality Plan

Enterprise : Enterprise Description : Enterprise Process Diagram Updated By : Oracle Corporation 2 Nov , 2005 Rev . 2 .1
Products / Services
EM IT QM
Requests for Products / Services
Information Quality
Services Information IT Plan
Market Data / Ideas Enterprise Quality
Technology
Management Management
Management
Consumers

Strategic Operation Plan

Invoices Customers Problem Resolution

Employees
Problems / Support Issues
Payments
Sales Orders

Product Development Quality Data


Labor
Wages

HR SM OF PD Product Design Feedback


PS
Post Sales
Correction To Product Design Quality Data
Human Resource Sales & Market Customer Information Product Post -Sales
Order Fulfillment
Management Management Sales Order Feedback Development Service
Sales Commission Data Forecast Data

Products / Components
Labor Availability
Labor Requirements ATP /
CTP
Payroll Invoice Data Engineering
Data Sales Order Data Engineering
Change Change
Collection Data Order
Material Source Requirements Request
Design

FM Payables / Payments
PR PF MM Raw Materials & WIP
OP
Invoice for
Financial Payment Planning and Materials Operations
Finished Goods
Procurement Operations Quality Data
Management Forecasting Management
Material Requirements
Products Transportation
(Drop Ship ) Plan

External
Reports Picking / Shipping Data Carrier
External
Reports
Material Quality Data

Stockholders
Suppliers Materials /Supplies

Purchase
Regulatory / Orders

Statutory Payments

Agencies
Shipped Sales Orders
Costs
Statutory / Regulatory Post Sales Billing and Costing Data
Reporting
Legend :

Event Temporal Manual Automated Expandable Decision Data Store External Agent
Event Process Step
Process Step Process Step Sub -process
Navigation

Copyright © 1999 Oracle Corporation , All rights reserved

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Business Process Execution

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Business Process Analysis
Process analysis tools (business intelligence and business activity
monitoring [BAM] technology) to support analysis of data produced
during process execution.
l Process registry/repository to contain process models, business rules and
other process metadata to enable real-time execution and component reuse.
l Rule engines execute rules that abstract business policies, flows and
decisions from the underlying applications and make process change easier.
l Simulation and optimization (BPA technology again) enable business
managers to compare new process designs with current operational
performance.
l Integration (enterprise service bus [ESB] and integration broker suite
technology) link the orchestration engine to other systems’ (data and logic)
assets that support automated work steps included in the process model.
l Document/content repository (enterprise document management [EDM]
technology) to contain structured and unstructured content that is either
created or consumed as part of the work process. In a BPMS, these are
modules that work together to deliver a single product experience.

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Process Analysis and Modeling

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Business Process Integration

l Top-down business approach to


drive IT requirements
l Address each layer separately
§ Business applications (logic)
§ Component connectivity
§ Process modeling
l Prepare for the future with
re-usable infrastructure

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Business Process Tools

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Workflow History

uTransactional Process
l Automation of business process during which
information is passed to another action
according to rules
uManagement System
l System that defines, creates and manages
through software
l Workflow engines interpret process
l Invoke use of IT tools and applications

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Generations of Workflow

uFirst generation – Focused coordination of


processes with a department
uSecond generation – Coordinate tasks
across departments, possible use of multiple
workflow systems
uThird generation – XML Protocols, web
technologies, linked distributed activities

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BPM vs. EAI

uBPM
l Process Modeling
l Process Automation
uEAI
l Process Integration
uMessaging
uData transfer between disparate systems
l Web services based

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BPM Tools

u Adobe Lifecycle Workflow v7.0


u Fuego BPM v5.5
u Global 360 Enterprise BPM Suite v9.3
u IBM Websphere BPM Suite v6.0
u Pegasystems SmartBPM Suite v4.2
u Savvion BusinessManager v6.5
u Vitria BusinessWare v4.3
u Oracle BPEL
Over 170 vendors selling BPM solutions

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EAI Tools

uIBM
l Websphere
l BPM Suite
uSeeBeyond
uTIBCO
uWebmethods
uBEA
uVitria

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EAI Vendors

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Business Process Tools Evolution

u Users’ needs for BPM-enabling technology have continued


to advance
u Users now understand that the interactions of people,
systems, information and business policies contribute to
optimal work outcomes and operational process excellence
u In late 2005, Gartner defined a new and growing market,
the BPMS market
u Provide a technology base for business users (with
assistance from IT professionals) to create and manage
dynamic business processes for business advantage

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BPMS Tools 2006

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IBM’s BPM Products

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Business Process Extensible
Language (BPEL)

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Business Process Execution

uDefine Business Process


uCoordinate transactions through rules
l Distribute long-running transactions
l Directly connecting transaction services
uMonitor success or failure of transactions
uBenefits
l Built on top of Web Services
l Extensible
l Flexible
l Durable and reliable

Handles complexity in consistent way


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Business Process Execution Language

uSend XML messages


uManipulate XML data structures
uManage events and exceptions
uDesign parallel flows of process execution
uInterface with business rules
uUndo portions of processes when exceptions
occur

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Business Process Execution Language

uOracle BPEL Process Manager


l Design, deploy, monitor and manage
l Features
uWeb service standards (XML, SOAP)
uService Oriented Architecture (SOA)
uEvent Timeout and Notifications
uScalability and reliability of processes
l Multiple install options
uApplications servers (websphere, WebLogic, OA)
uDatabases

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Oracle BPEL

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BPEL Process Manager Components

uDesign
uDeployment
uManagement

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Simple BPEL Process

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BPEL Demo

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BPEL Designer Components

uNavigator
uSource and Diagram View
uProcess Activities
l Component Palette
uProperty Inspector
uStructure Window
uLog Window

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Diagram View

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JDeveloper BPEL Designer

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BPEL Console

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USi Case Study

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Fusion Effect

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Oracle as Gartner Sees It

Oracle is a sleeping giant in this market. Once


it adds a business-analyst-oriented modeling
tool and completes its human-to-human
(H2H) capability in 2006, we expect that
Oracle will focus on competing as a BPMS
vendor. Its capabilities hold great potential
for the Oracle client base and new Oracle
buyers.

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Oracle vs. SAP

Although SAP recognizes that business processes


should increasingly be adaptable by business
users “... on their individual level of influence and
capabilities,” it also recognizes that this will require
substantial changes to the business applications
that enable these processes.

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The Fusion Effect
Continuous Improvement

The sustainable competitive advantage


achieved by continuous blending of
business insight and process
execution.

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IDS Scheer's ARIS Platform

Oracle Expands Fusion Middleware's Business Process


Management Offering with New Oracle Business Process
Analysis Suite Designed to Help Organizations Improve
Alignment of Business and IT Strategies
Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite complements
Oracle's existing standards- based BPM products, including
Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPEL Process Manager
Standards-based, BPM technologies allow organizations to
build, adapt and optimize business processes to increase
their competitive advantage, meet regulatory compliance
requirements and improve operational efficiencies
Closed-loop process automation and optimization via shared
metadata and unified repository

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Extending All Product Lines

üPeopleSoft Enterprise
üE-Business Suite
üJD Edwards EnterpriseOne
üJD Edwards World
üRetek
üSiebel
üiFlex
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BPEL Process Manager

Process Orchestration Engine to design, deploy and


manage service enabled, cross system business processes
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u ProcessMetri
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Customer Data Hub
Customer Data Quality Management

u A single source of truth about your customers


u Near real-time data synchronization Customer Data Hub
u Data cleansing
u Key interactions
l Orders Siebel PeopleSoft
l Contracts
l Service history
u 360 degree view Microsoft Lawson
with pre-built
analytics
Broadvision Legacy

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Path to Fusion

Protect Current Applications Portfolio


Leverage Current Applications
Take advantage of new support policy

Extend Value with Incremental Applications


Upgrade to Current Release(s)
Add New Application(s)
Leverage Oracle Fusion Middleware

Evolve to Next Generation Application Suite


Built on Fusion Middleware in Fusion Architecture

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Extend The Value of Existing Applications

Ÿ Vertical Specific Processes


Ÿ BPEL Process Manager
Ÿ Open Interfaces Next
Releases
Evolve to Next
Generation

Process Current
Releases
Adaptability

Ÿ Dashboards / DBI
Ÿ XML Publisher
Ÿ Discoverer pre-built Reporting
Ÿ Data Hubs
Ÿ Business Activity Monitoring

Business Insight
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Extending Your Software Value

Greatest Daily Business Intelligence, EBS11i XML Publisher, E9


Business XML Publisher, EBS11i Manufacturing Dashboard, E1-8.11+
Insight CRM Dashboards, E9

Adaptable Retek to E9 (BEPL)


Data Hubs, EBS11i CRM BPEL, E9
Business Enterprise Service Repository
Data Hubs, E9
Processes HCM BPEL, E9 Retek to EBS12 (BEPL)

Superior Setup Manager, E9 Rapid Impl. Workbench, EBS11i


Ownership Performance Monitor, E9 Apps Service Level Monitoring
Experience Rapid Start, E1 World Express, JD Edwards

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The Virtual Enterprise:
Increased Benefits = Stages of Value
Virtual
Enterprise
Enterprise to processes are non-
Enterprise redundant, high
achieving internal velocity, automated,
process integration and and seamless. Real
Integrated extending focus time information
Enterprise outside of the visibility
Process reaching a high level enterprise
ENTERPRISE VISIBILITY

Enterprise of process and


Fragmented moving towards a systems integration
Enterprise

ENTERPRISE VALUE
process focus,
inhibiting efficient breaking down silos
process management
and decision making
n Virtual Close
n Managed Services
n Self Service n Wireless
n Enterprise Portals
n Finance Systems
n Integrated ERP Integration
n Shared Services
Business Transformation n HR Systems
n Finance Transformation Integration
n Workforce Strategy

Low ENTERPRISE VELOCITY High

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Information Sources

uBPMI.org, BPMS Report Series


uBusiness Process Trends, IBM’s BPM Strategy,
Products and Architecture
uGartner, BPA and BPM Magic Quadrants
2002/2006
uOracle Keynote, Fusion Effect
uOracle BPEL Process Manager Developer’s Guide,
10g Release 2 (10.1.2)
uInfoconomist, Dec 10, 2002

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