Activiti's take on BPM in the Cloud
this post by Activiti‘s Tom Baeyens reveals a blind-spot in the folks behind open source BPM tooling. To be clear: it isn’t a bad post, and I agree with his conclusions! Which are, summarized:I think
- “hosting traditional BPM engine on the cloud is a big technical challenge with a relative low value for professional consumers”
- The data manipulations required by BPM’s automated steps are too complicated to expect professional consumers to design in a webpage (the example given was getting contents from a spreadsheet into a pdf document).
- “On the other hand, the trend to Advanced Case Management (ACM) really fits well into the cloud.”
- “Dynamic management of tasks without a predefined flow matches perfect with the professional consumer needs and capabilities.” (Author’s note: whether you call it ACM or BPM, we understand what Tom is getting at here. )