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  • 1. Create Dynamic SharePoint Collaborations, Workflows and Applications with No Code From IT Agility to Business Agility
    • Hans Hantson
    • Business Development Manager
    • Ascentn EMEA
  • 2. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  • 3. About Ascentn
    • Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Mountain View, California
      • Global Presence - Offices in N. America, APAC (Japan, China, Taiwan), and EMEA (Belgium, Spain)
      • Global Support Partner Network (20+ countries)
    • Founders with 20+ years strong domain experience in Process, Framework & Enterprise Class Workflow Mgmt Solution in J2EE.
    • Pioneered .NET based Model-Driven BPMS in 2002
    • 250+ customers span from Global 2000s to SMEs
    Microsoft Business Process Alliance 2007 BPM
  • 4. Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts New! Best Model-driven BPMS for Process-based SOA Composition (Aug 2008) BPM Magic Quadrant 2007 - Visionary (Dec 2007) BPM Cool Vendor 2007 (Apr 2007)
  • 5. Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts Microsoft Business Process Alliance - Charter Member New! Butler Group Technical Audit (Sep 2008) Forrester Human Centric BPMS for .NET 2007 - Strong Performer (Dec 2007)
  • 6. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  • 7. Why take care of BPM?
    • The pressure to become cheaper, better and faster and provide a whole new level of customer-oriented service.
    • Trends which are supporting this shift:
      • King customer is now a dictator
      • Mass production shift to mass customization
      • Customer are demanding total solutions
      • Industry boundaries are blurring
      • Value chains are becoming the unit of competition
      • Collaboration and coo petition are replacing traditional forms of competition
      • Change has become the only certainty
  • 8. Main Issues today Technical Business
    • Business driven process versioning
    • Rapid adaption of rule changes in a production environment and on running processes.
    • Solutions today are mainly developer oriented.
    • Change is constant - How do we make self-adaptive, smarter implementations that are better able to cope?
    Gap Between Business ( Thinking Business Wise ) and IT ( Thinking Technical and Deployment Wise ); both having different objective and target ! Conclusion  û
  • 9. The SharePoint Opportunity SharePoint is driving business solutions From small DMS to complex business solutions (HR, Sales, Finance … ) Logical evolution – from supporting individuals to departments to organizations ê … but … creating new risks … Rapid response requirement – find ways to work faster, adapt quickly, and reduce errors Embedded workflow failures Organizations having multiple manual processes (human centric processes) Information exchange between heterogeneous application (system centric processes) . ê
  • 10. Picking the Right Workflow/BPM & More for SharePoint Do you see far enough? SharePoint Workflow Designer WF Based Solutions Model Driven BPMS High Low Static Sequential Structured Automation
    • Some dynamics
    • Visual & Governance
    • Dynamic role-based activities
    • Delegation & Re-assign
    • Parallel & Dynamic Approval
    • etc.
    Workflow/BPM Solutions based on or extending SharePoint/ Windows Workflow
    • Business Agility - dynamic BPM
    • Run-time Process Mgmt
    • Process Migration
    • Dynamic Rollback
    • Dynamic Re-route
    • Partial Rework
    • Case Mgmt, Ad-hoc process
    • etc.
    Scalability & Broadness of Functionality Time & Cost
  • 11. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  • 12. Agility is the New Differentiated Competitiveness
    • Code-based  delivers efficiency
      • A defined process is automated by an application but the process is achieved by traditional programming logic – i.e. Process model converted into code-based executable that incurs engineering cycle (coding, QA/testing, etc.) for change request from business
    • Model-Driven  delivers efficiency and agility
      • Processes is transparent (aka visible) and adaptable for at both design time and runtime without incurring costly and time consuming engineering cycle for every change request
    Operational excellence is increasingly measured by process responsiveness (aka agility ) rather than efficiency as a primary metric. - Gartner
  • 13. The only right approach: AGILITY Business Assets Infrastructure Integration Business Assets
    • Assemble reusable components as process vs. custom coding
    • Based on open standards and approach; not proprietary
    Self-Adaptive
    • When required, change can be adjusted on-the-fly in real time
    Infrastructure Integration
    • Leveraging XML capabilities to make self-describing transactions possible rather than static fixed legacy exchanges
    Self-Adaptive
  • 14. BPM – Full Lifecycle Implementation Model Process 1 Automate Solution 2 Analyze Results 4 Monitor the execution 3 Improve Model 5 Delivery Agility On MS SharePoint
  • 15. How AgilePoint Can be Applied Microsoft SharePoint / MOSS 1 ASP .NET 2 As Embedded Workflow/BPM Engine 4 SmartClient (Windows Application) 3 as Process-based SOA Composition Environment 5 AgilePoint BPMS Sollutions
  • 16. AgilePoint - SharePoint
    • Loosely couple architecture
    • Supporting from single box environments up to distribute and clustered SharePoint Collaboration Farms
    • Allow you to delivery end-end processes, not only SharePoint content !
      • Incorporation of other solutions, environments – including ERP, CRM, DB …
  • 17. A Complete BPM & SOA Integrated Composite Environment in Visio to Process-enable the complete Microsoft Stack Excel Services BizTalk/ESB Web Service/ WSE/WCF Project Server, Exchange MOSS/SharePoint InfoPath/Form Server Active Directory Open XML .NET/ASP.NET Win WF MS Dynamics Axapta, CRM, etc. AgilePoint Envision (Visio based)
  • 18. How AgilePoint Works An SOA-aligned Model-Driven BPMS Legacy Application Servers BizTalk Server ‘ The Cloud’ Metadata-driven IT assets Abstraction Framework Visual Studio Web Service AgileParts BizTalk Orchestration Process-enabled SOA Parts and Common Services
  • 19. How AgilePoint Works An SOA-aligned Model-Driven BPMS Model-driven BPM Engine (Interpreter model) Model & Composition XPDL Process Repository Monitoring Run-time Dash Board Webservice, .Net Remoting WCF Based Communication ASP.NET Smart Client Automation Collaboration Orchestration
  • 20. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  • 21. Benefits of AgilePoint BPMS
    • Facilitate Creation of Corporate Process Culture
      • Effective Communication & Knowledge Management
      • Better Process Performance
      • Six Sigma, EPM, etc.
    • Empower Information Worker and Boosts IT Effectiveness
      • On demand Process-based IT Utilization
      • Adaptive Process-based Business Integration
      • Code-Free Process Automation
      • Code-Free Reconfiguration of Process-based Application
      • Business Agility
    • Create Sustainable Operational Success Through Process Excellence
      • Create & Automate New Process: up to 3x faster than current
      • Improve & Re-Automate Existing Process: up to 10x faster than current
      • Enable Process-based Continuous Business Performance Improvement
  • 22. IT Benefits
    • Improves business agility
      • Enables a clearer division between IT & the business
    • Clears up the sourcing “jigsaw puzzle”
      • Whether or not to outsource…?
      • Leads to determining commodity v. value-add application development
      • BPM enables control over the process, wherever it resides
    • Explodes technology stovepipes & silos
      • Leads the way to end-to-end automation
    • Creates reusable process patterns
      • Once model the process, can implement change rapidly
  • 23. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  • 24. Overview Demo
    • Scenario 1:
    • Budget Request Form (InfoPath – Form Server – SharePoint – AgilePoint)
    • AgileNotify
    • Data Tracking
    • Data Population
    • Scenario 2:
    • Proposals
    • (SharePoint - AgilePoint)
    • Process Migration
    • AgileMonitor
  • 25.