The Father, the Son and the Grandfather: A Basic Backup Strategy

13/05/2011 | Category: backup, data loss, grandfather-father-son, How To, ProcessMaker, recovery, Towers of Hanoi

If you’re the person in charge of a ProcessMaker server, you must ensure a backup and recovery strategy is in place to protect existing information in case of data loss. In this article we will provide a basic backup plan, intended to be configured on a Linux server, combining tar, crontab, and mysqldump utilities. For […]

ProcessMaker 2.0.23 Release: Custom Subject in Mail Notifications

10/05/2011 | Category: Uncategorized

It’s been almost 50 days since the last stable release. But I think waiting for this one was worth it. One of the much awaited features is related to the ability to customize the Subject field in email notifications (check this post in the forum). Well, good news (drum roll please): it’s finally available! This […]

How To Define a Custom Default Language in ProcessMaker

3/05/2011 | Category: How To, ProcessMaker

English is the default ProcessMaker’s language. But if your users are using a different one and your processes are not designed to be run in English, it’s not easy to always remember to choose the appropriate one in the Language drop-down every time you log in. In this article we will show you in two […]

Exploring the differences between Adaptive Case Management (ACM) and Business Process Management (BPM)

28/04/2011 | Category: ACM, BPM, Collaboration, crm, DMS, ECM | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This past Thursday I attended a session at the the Gartner BPM Summit in Baltimore entitled “The Great Case Management Debate.”  The session was moderated by Gartner Research VP Toby Bell with participation by two other Gartner VPs:  Janelle Hill and Kimberly Harris-Ferrante.  Later that same day, I was in a workshop moderated by Nathaniel […]

Reflections on Business Process Modeling, BPMN, and BPMS

27/04/2011 | Category: BPM, Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

And, as any college graduate knows, the bible of better technique is Strunk & White’s Elements of Style. Bruce gets this (and has positioned his book to become the Elements of Style of BPMN), and after 12 hours in his course I can understand why he doesn’t seem so interested in the BPM Suite itself. The fact is that the BPM Suite tends to work just fine whether it is ProcessMaker, Pega, IBM, Appian, or another. The problem is much deeper and needs to be solved in a much less automated way. The problem is the “style.” This problem needs to be solved through better education and better teachers. We need to train better process consultants and this is a long and arduous journey with no shortcuts.

BPM Software Leader has a 24.7% market Share according to Gartner

26/04/2011 | Category: Industry Analysis, Open Source | Tags: , , ,

According to a new Gartner Report, ProcessMaker is not the BPM Software market leader; IBM is.

I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t disappointed. Apparently, IBM beat us again. In fact, they have 24.7% market share – more than double their closest competitor in the BPM Software space. Now that’s a tough competitor. Hats off to them.

Business Process Management Software Market to Exceed US $5 Billion by 2017

25/04/2011 | Category: BPM, business process re-engineering, Open Source | Tags: , , , , ,

Business Process Management (BPM) represents activities carried out by global enterprises in optimizing and adapting their business processes through the use of software tools. The global economic recession has emerged as a blessing in disguise for the evolving BPM market, providing a solution to deal with falling revenues and margins. The recession has affected the long-standing customer relationships of several businesses, forcing companies to focus efforts on adopting new initiatives for improving customer-centric processes. Adverse economic conditions have also brought to fore the significance of operational transparency, control and auditability, largely due to the cost-containment measures adopted by companies

What constitutes Social BPM and what is the future of Social BPM Software?

28/03/2011 | Category: BPM, Facebook, Open Source, Social Applications, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , ,

The debate about the trends of Social BPM Software and Social Workflow Software continues to rage in the BPM Software blogs, forums, and linked-in groups.  It is definitely a debate worth having.  The BPM industry tends to lean a little to the right and be a little grey on top, so it makes sense that […]

Improved BPMN Designer in ProcessMaker 2.0-8 Release

23/03/2011 | Category: ProcessMaker, release

ProcessMaker is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0-8. This release includes improvements to the BPMN Designer v1.1. It also fixes many important bugs related to DynaForm field validations, SQL sentences in form fields, process import issues, small fixes in datepicker control, PHP 5.3 “deprecated” messages, an issue with the End of Process event in […]

Would you like to have a Document Viewer embedded right into your Dynaforms? Part 2

15/03/2011 | Category: DynaForm, ProcessMaker | Tags: , , ,

So, last week I showed you how to convert a PDF or TIFF file document into a SWF file right inside ProcessMaker, now we’ll cover: Displaying the SWF file document into an embedded Flash File Viewer within a Dynaform. In order to achieve this, we’re going to install Zviewer’s components into our ProcessMaker directory and […]

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