Oracle has announced the general availability of its enhanced Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite, featuring closed-loop support to improve collaboration between business analysts and IT.
The Process Blueprint feature offers customers closed-loop engineering and bi-directional synching capabilities, enabling business analysts and developers to closely collaborate throughout the entire BPM (business process management) lifecycle, using the best tools for their specific needs.
Business users can create and change business models in the Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite while IT users can view and modify these processes in parallel using the Oracle SOA Suite.
Similarly, IT users can make changes that are made visible to business users as proposals for improvements that can be incorporated into the model.
Throughout the lifecycle of the process, both Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite and Oracle SOA Suite support the common Process Blueprint format with no code generation required - resulting in an agile application platform that responds quickly to changing business requirements, Oracle said.
"Process modelling projects tend to be time-consuming no matter what, but that can be reduced if there is less back-and-forth between the IT and business teams," said Colin Teubner, a Forrester Analyst in a recent report.
"With one team and frequent check-ins between members, mistakes in process models can be worked out early and quickly - not after implementation when the process mistakes are already causing pain," he said.