Cloud based Human Workflow and Business Process automation – PCS, BPM Suite on the Cloud, BPM Suite on Premises by Lucas Jellema


On premises BPM Suite has been Oracle’s flagship product for business process automation for many years. Based on the industry standard of BPMN and tightly integrated with SOA Suite for integrations, it has been widely used to implement complex and typically long running business processes. The recent addition of Adaptive Case Management to BPM Suite has extended its functionality with support for less structured workflows, loosely based on the CMMN standard. Oracle has not offered – and will not offer – a BPM Suite CS; the only supported way to run BPM Suite in the Oracle Cloud is by installing it into a JCS instance.

For the business user, Oracle introduced the Process Cloud Service (PCS). PCS was originally introduced for fairly simple human workflows that may integrate documents (using Document CS) and collaboration (leveraging Oracle Social Network).

Workflows designed in PCS can exported to BPM Suite; however, BPM projects created in BPM Studio (JDeveloper) cannot be lifted and shifted to PCS, and long running instances are of course not lift and shiftable at all.

Over the last year, a similar development has taken place as with ICS: PCS is rapidly becoming the premier offering from Oracle for automating business processes, far beyond the reach of the business user. Instead of a citizen developer’s tool for simple human workflows, PCS is growing into what could have been the next generation of BPM Suite, while BPM Suite will not evolve any further. See this image from the documentation for BPM Suite – October 2016: Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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