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Wednesday, 7 December 2011
My erstwhile companion (and boss) Bob Scott apprised me of the fact that not only had Kofax software purchased Singularity a Microsoft focussed BPM solution, but also that Progress have bought Corticon rules engine. A perfect match in my opinion, every BPM tool should have a robust rules engine, not just an OEM add on or primitive routing only capabilities. Indeed the BPM market consolidation continues apace and as Neil ward Dutton says in his latest editorial this aggregation in the market will only continue through 2012.
This marriage of BRMS and BPM started many moons ago Capgemini, implemented a now revolutionary solution for the national assembly for Wales using Ilog and Filenet. to automate the assessment and payment of rural farm payments.
My prediction for the future is that more and more applicaitons will seek to abstract business logic in separate tools, where they can be accesses, created updated and amended as necessary in natural (or close approximaiton of ) language like oracles OIPA solution. Rules and process management, will become like database management is today, as nautural to us as mom's apple pie.