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  1. 1. Create Dynamic SharePoint Collaborations, Workflows and Applications with No Code From IT Agility to Business Agility <ul><li>Hans Hantson </li></ul><ul><li>Business Development Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Ascentn EMEA </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  3. 3. About Ascentn <ul><li>Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Mountain View, California </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Presence - Offices in N. America, APAC (Japan, China, Taiwan), and EMEA (Belgium, Spain) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Support Partner Network (20+ countries) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Founders with 20+ years strong domain experience in Process, Framework & Enterprise Class Workflow Mgmt Solution in J2EE. </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneered .NET based Model-Driven BPMS in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>250+ customers span from Global 2000s to SMEs </li></ul>Microsoft Business Process Alliance 2007 BPM
  4. 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. 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. 6. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  7. 7. Why take care of BPM? <ul><li>The pressure to become cheaper, better and faster and provide a whole new level of customer-oriented service. </li></ul><ul><li>Trends which are supporting this shift: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King customer is now a dictator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass production shift to mass customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer are demanding total solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry boundaries are blurring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value chains are becoming the unit of competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and coo petition are replacing traditional forms of competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change has become the only certainty </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Main Issues today Technical Business <ul><li>Business driven process versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid adaption of rule changes in a production environment and on running processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions today are mainly developer oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Change is constant - How do we make self-adaptive, smarter implementations that are better able to cope? </li></ul>Gap Between Business ( Thinking Business Wise ) and IT ( Thinking Technical and Deployment Wise ); both having different objective and target ! Conclusion  û
  9. 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. 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 <ul><li>Some dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>Visual & Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic role-based activities </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation & Re-assign </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel & Dynamic Approval </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>Workflow/BPM Solutions based on or extending SharePoint/ Windows Workflow <ul><li>Business Agility - dynamic BPM </li></ul><ul><li>Run-time Process Mgmt </li></ul><ul><li>Process Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Rollback </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Re-route </li></ul><ul><li>Partial Rework </li></ul><ul><li>Case Mgmt, Ad-hoc process </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>Scalability & Broadness of Functionality Time & Cost
  11. 11. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  12. 12. Agility is the New Differentiated Competitiveness <ul><li>Code-based  delivers efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model-Driven  delivers efficiency and agility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>Operational excellence is increasingly measured by process responsiveness (aka agility ) rather than efficiency as a primary metric. - Gartner
  13. 13. The only right approach: AGILITY Business Assets Infrastructure Integration Business Assets <ul><li>Assemble reusable components as process vs. custom coding </li></ul><ul><li>Based on open standards and approach; not proprietary </li></ul>Self-Adaptive <ul><li>When required, change can be adjusted on-the-fly in real time </li></ul>Infrastructure Integration <ul><li>Leveraging XML capabilities to make self-describing transactions possible rather than static fixed legacy exchanges </li></ul>Self-Adaptive
  14. 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. 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. 16. AgilePoint - SharePoint <ul><li>Loosely couple architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting from single box environments up to distribute and clustered SharePoint Collaboration Farms </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to delivery end-end processes, not only SharePoint content ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of other solutions, environments – including ERP, CRM, DB … </li></ul></ul>
  17. 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. 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. 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. 20. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  21. 21. Benefits of AgilePoint BPMS <ul><li>Facilitate Creation of Corporate Process Culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Communication & Knowledge Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better Process Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Sigma, EPM, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empower Information Worker and Boosts IT Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand Process-based IT Utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive Process-based Business Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code-Free Process Automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code-Free Reconfiguration of Process-based Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Agility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create Sustainable Operational Success Through Process Excellence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create & Automate New Process: up to 3x faster than current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve & Re-Automate Existing Process: up to 10x faster than current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable Process-based Continuous Business Performance Improvement </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. IT Benefits <ul><li>Improves business agility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables a clearer division between IT & the business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clears up the sourcing “jigsaw puzzle” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether or not to outsource…? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads to determining commodity v. value-add application development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BPM enables control over the process, wherever it resides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explodes technology stovepipes & silos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads the way to end-to-end automation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creates reusable process patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once model the process, can implement change rapidly </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 1 2 3 Company The Business Challenge AgilePoint Driven Solution 4 Advantages 5 Demo
  24. 24. Overview Demo <ul><li>Scenario 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Request Form (InfoPath – Form Server – SharePoint – AgilePoint) </li></ul><ul><li>AgileNotify </li></ul><ul><li>Data Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Data Population </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>(SharePoint - AgilePoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Process Migration </li></ul><ul><li>AgileMonitor </li></ul>