The People-Ready Modern BPMS
Enabling Agile and
Process-Managed Enterprises
Maximizes Agility & SOA Values with Process-ba...
Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts



                   BPM Cool Vendor
                   2007 (Apr 2...
Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts

                     Forrester Human
                     Centric B...
Who is Ascentn
 Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Mountain View, California
    Global Presence - Offices in N. America...
ASCENTN IS AN LEADING PROVIDER
                   OF END-TO-END, COMPREHENSIVE
                       MODERN BPM SOLUTIONS...
Ascentn’s Global Presence

     Ascentn
     EMEA
                                                     Ascentn
           ...
What makes something Agile?
    Re-usable methods that can be applied to many areas
•
     • Based on open standards and a...
Think Big – More than BPMS technology
                    BPMS


  BI
                  Explicit Graphical
               ...
PICKING THE RIGHT WORKFLOW/BPM & MORE
       DO YOU SEE FAR ENOUGH?
       SharePoint Workflow Designer        WF Based So...
Unpredictable
                                         exception &
Model-driven Architecture                  change
     ...
A Complete Process-based Integrated Composite Environment
   in Visio
                    BizTalk/ESB    MOSS/SharePoint  ...
How AgilePoint Delivers Agility

An open, scalable, robust, and yet extremely affordable                          Composit...
How AgilePoint Delivers Agility
Enabling Process-based Composition of SOA
  aligned Common Services

      Create or impro...
Business
Business Entity
                  Processes
    Service
                              Business Process with SOA
Multi-Layer Architecture with AgilePoint
                         Presentation Layer




         Process Layer




      ...
AgilePoint Differentiations
  Real World Agility
       A superset of earlier generation process technology (EAI, WF, Doc ...
Ascentn AgilePoint BPMS Suite
               Process modeling, simulation & deployment for execution
               Base...
How AgilePoint Works - An SOA-aligned
Model-Driven BPMS
                                                        Web Servic...
How AgilePoint Works - An SOA-aligned
Model-Driven BPMS
                                                                AS...
Dynamic, model-driven Process Design in AgilePoint Envision Process design
in directly executable, with no code

         ...
Running process can be modified, re-assigned,
rollback, migrated, and etc, at runtime


                                  ...
Dynamic, model-driven Budget Request
process scenario modification
                               Modification to process ...
Model-Driven In-Flight Process Instance Migration




                    Process migration from existing version to
     ...
Repository of 100+ Built-In Process Parts and Extend With
    Custom Process Parts

      Partner
Partner ecosystem
   eco...
Enterprise Scale Performance, Security, Governance
& Administration from our console or yours via SOA
Key Takeaways – Improved 'How' and
Expanded 'Who'
  Not just workflow, Think assemble full spectrum adaptive
•
  workflows...
Microsoft and Ascentn AgilePoint
 AgilePoint and the Microsoft suite provides a mainstream collaborative
 process platform...
Benefits of Ascentn AgilePoint BPMS
    Well defined process architecture.
•
        Optimizes and hastens process provisi...
“Think Big. Start Small. Scale Fast.”




                           © 2002-2008 Ascentn Corporation. All rights reserved....
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  • Slide 10 goes straight to the point of the 'Model Preserving Strategy' that you get increased agility when the model is preserved. I would like to acknowledge that two consultants from Ascentn were involved in the Model Preserving Strategy Initiative from the very beginning and helped to form these ideas.

    I realize this presentation is from a couple of months ago, but slide 10 uses the term 'Model Driven Architecture'. Unfortunately, OMG, which has trademarked this term, defines MDA as a strategy where the model is 'transformed' into executable forms.

    I urge Ascentn to use the term 'Model Preserving Strategy' as a consistent way to communicate this idea.
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Ascentn AgilePoint 2009

  1. 1. The People-Ready Modern BPMS Enabling Agile and Process-Managed Enterprises Maximizes Agility & SOA Values with Process-based composition Microsoft BPA Member
  2. 2. Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts BPM Cool Vendor 2007 (Apr 2007) New! Best Model-driven BPMS for Process- BPM Magic based SOA Quadrant 2007 - Composition (Aug Visionary 2008) (Dec 2007)
  3. 3. Growing List of Recognitions from Leading IT Analysts Forrester Human Centric BPMS for .NET 2007 - Strong Performer (Dec 2007) New! Microsoft Business Process Alliance - Butler Group Charter Member Technical Audit (Sep 2008)
  4. 4. Who is Ascentn Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Mountain View, California Global Presence - Offices in N. America, APAC (Japan, China, Taiwan), and EMEA (Belgium, UK, 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
  5. 5. ASCENTN IS AN LEADING PROVIDER OF END-TO-END, COMPREHENSIVE MODERN BPM SOLUTIONS CONSIST OF PROVEN METHODOLOGY, CONSULTING, TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES. Ascentn delivers the above with the most value- driven, pragmatic approach to deliver enterprise- level performance with mainstream pricing.
  6. 6. Ascentn’s Global Presence Ascentn EMEA Ascentn Ascentn Headquarters Ascentn Japan Mountain View, CA, IBERIA USA Ascentn China Ascentn Taiwan Customer location Distributor/Partners Ascentn operations Ascentn Technology Center
  7. 7. What makes something Agile? Re-usable methods that can be applied to many areas • • Based on open standards and approach; not proprietary Context and role driven and aware • • This allows tailoring to specific profiles and use pattern templates dynamically Self-adaptive • • When requirements change can be adjusted on-the-fly in real time Fault tolerant and not brittle • • Ability to ignore non-critical interchange items and especially not to fail for trivial reasons or slight version nuances • Leveraging XML capabilities to make self-describing transactions possible rather than static fixed legacy exchanges Able to support new uses without extensive reprogramming • • Usage patterns set via external configuration allowing broad but controlled uses
  8. 8. Think Big – More than BPMS technology BPMS BI Explicit Graphical SOA Model-Driven BPMS Application Application Composition Modernization Legacy Organizational Change
  9. 9. PICKING THE RIGHT WORKFLOW/BPM & MORE DO YOU SEE FAR ENOUGH? SharePoint Workflow Designer WF Based Solutions Model Driven BPMS High Workflow/BPM AgilePoint Solutions based on Static Sequential Process Based or extending Structured Automation SharePoint/ Composition Windows Workflow Time & Cost Business Agility - dynamic BPM Some dynamics • Run-time Process Mgmt • Visual & Governance • Process Migration • Dynamic role-based activities • Dynamic Rollback • Delegation & Re-assign • Dynamic Re-route • Parallel & Dynamic Approval • Partial Rework • etc. • Case Mgmt, Ad-hoc process • etc. Low Scalability & Broadness of Functionality
  10. 10. Unpredictable exception & Model-driven Architecture change requests. Improve, adapt, migrate, Design Execute manage as a as a at run-time as a Model Model Model Iterative as a model Unpredictable Traditional Programming Architecture exception & change requests. Execute Improve, adapt, migrate, Design as a manage as a Pre-bound at run-time Compiled Model Code
  11. 11. A Complete Process-based Integrated Composite Environment in Visio BizTalk/ESB MOSS/SharePoint InfoPath/Form Server Excel & MS Office Active Directory Project Server, Exchange Open XML Web Service/ WSE/WCF Win WF .NET/ASP.NET MS Dynamics Axapta, CRM, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.
  12. 12. How AgilePoint Delivers Agility An open, scalable, robust, and yet extremely affordable Composition platform/framework for all Business Process Management initiatives within your enterprise. Deploy & Model/Design Execution Process Model is the Application Process-enabled Common Services & SOA Parts Analyze & Improvement Business User Empowerment within an IT Controlled Eco-system • Orchestrate People, Tasks, Systems and Strategy • Management of end-to-end workflows • Connects independent infrastructure software categories such as EAI, ECM, CRM, ERP, Portal, Web Servers
  13. 13. How AgilePoint Delivers Agility Enabling Process-based Composition of SOA aligned Common Services Create or improve adaptable workflows on-demand • Compose process-based, adaptive, loosely-coupled System-to-System • integration Perform in-flight run-time adaptation & Migration • Evolve ad-hoc dynamic business processes without pre-defined course •
  14. 14. Business Business Entity Processes Service Business Process with SOA
  15. 15. Multi-Layer Architecture with AgilePoint Presentation Layer Process Layer Business Layer Data Layer
  16. 16. AgilePoint Differentiations Real World Agility A superset of earlier generation process technology (EAI, WF, Doc Mgmt, • Rules) Modeling and process execution is a common dynamic metadata driven • framework. Transparent, explicit model is never compiled, but interpreted by the process • engine. Always adaptable for exceptions, rework, reroute, rollback, step add/skip, • change data. Puts people in control of the process within boundaries to assemble, share, • combine and reuse best processes and business services.
  17. 17. Ascentn AgilePoint BPMS Suite Process modeling, simulation & deployment for execution Based on Microsoft Visio .NET, XML and Web services powered BPM Process Engine  Direct code-free execution of AgilePoint processes  NLB, Clustering Full run-time control & creation of custom AgileParts Based on MS Visual Studio ASP.NET Web based digital dashboard Task/User/Process monitoring, management & auditing IT assets abstraction framework Create process-aware reusable business activities & SOA
  18. 18. How AgilePoint Works - An SOA-aligned Model-Driven BPMS Web Service AgileParts ‘The Cloud’ Visual Studio Process-enabled SOA Parts and Application Servers Common Services Metadata-driven IT assets Abstraction Framework BizTalk Orchestration BizTalk Server Legacy
  19. 19. How AgilePoint Works - An SOA-aligned Model-Driven BPMS ASP.NET Automation Collaboration Orchestration Smart Client Model & Composition Monitoring Run-time Dash Board Webservice, .Net Remoting WCF Based Communication Process Repository XPDL Model-driven BPM Engine (Interpreter model)
  20. 20. Dynamic, model-driven Process Design in AgilePoint Envision Process design in directly executable, with no code OOTB Stencils Link shapes together, Link shapes together, forming forming process logics process logics Configure activity properties, just like writing a functional specifications or technical specification, but is now directly executable Drag && Drop shapes from Drag Drop shapes from stencils into canvas stencils into canvas
  21. 21. Running process can be modified, re-assigned, rollback, migrated, and etc, at runtime Runtime process is exactly the same as design time process, taking the guessing out of the collaboration equation. (Refer back to previous slide) Animated icons show real- Animated icons show real-time timeactivity status. activity status. Activity steps are logged for auditing and compliance purpose.
  22. 22. Dynamic, model-driven Budget Request process scenario modification Modification to process design to reflect Modification to process design to reflect unpredictable unpredictable business events/external business events/external influences/regulation, and etc, influences/regulation, and etc, without affecting without affecting runtime processes. NO CODING runtime processes. NO CODING runtime processes
  23. 23. Model-Driven In-Flight Process Instance Migration Process migration from existing version to Process Migration. newer version, or rollback to the previous version, at runtime.
  24. 24. Repository of 100+ Built-In Process Parts and Extend With Custom Process Parts Partner Partner ecosystem ecosystem has created has created hundreds hundreds ofof vertical focus vertical focus Process Parts Process Parts
  25. 25. Enterprise Scale Performance, Security, Governance & Administration from our console or yours via SOA
  26. 26. Key Takeaways – Improved 'How' and Expanded 'Who' Not just workflow, Think assemble full spectrum adaptive • workflows – from structured document approval to highly dynamic end-to-end business processes • Not just SOA, Think Process-based, Business-enabled SOA • Not just code-based composite application, Think assemble process-based composite application • Business users participation not mandatory initially AgilePoint provides organizations the headroom to deliver IT-enabled • delegation and empowerment to Business, when desired, within an IT- controlled ecosystem Speed and scope of adoption will vary from company to company • based on unique and industry characteristics
  27. 27. Microsoft and Ascentn AgilePoint AgilePoint and the Microsoft suite provides a mainstream collaborative process platform and specialized for each community of involvement. Information Workers drive the process using Visio, Office, InfoPath, • SharePoint, etc. IT provisions services, provides governance with Visual Studio, BizTalk, • and SOA Web services. Composite application processes are rapidly created, managed, • shared and combined initially by IT but transitioned to business to manage without on-going IT involvement. The ability to safely innovate and collaborate allows the best • processes to emerge from within an IT controlled ecosystem.
  28. 28. Benefits of Ascentn AgilePoint BPMS Well defined process architecture. • Optimizes and hastens process provision & deployment. • On demand process automation & re-automation. • Code-free, XML powered, run-time dynamic binding. • Adaptive SOA process-based integration. • Empowers information workers. • Relieves IT from routine custom coding. • Shortens IT’s response cycle. • Elevate object-oriented benefits for IT asset management. • Technology independent operations. • Effective enterprise knowledge management. • Lower TCO • Reuse of Microsoft knowledge and investment for BPM. •
  29. 29. “Think Big. Start Small. Scale Fast.” © 2002-2008 Ascentn Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Ascentn makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.

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