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SAP NETWEAVER BPM – The White Paper by Bruce Silver

Don’t miss Bruce Silver’s latest white paper on SAP NetWeaver BPM that “explains SAP’s place in the BPM landscape and describes its new offering in that arena”.  The paper addresses the challenge on how to provide end-to-end business processes that go beyond organizational and geographical boundaries, i.e. how to provide a “holistic view”.


Originally code-named “Galaxy,” NetWeaver BPM includes the following principal components:

  • Process Composer, a BPMN-based modeling and executable design tool, part of the NetWeaver Composition Environment
  • Process Server, the JEE-based runtime execution engine. Unlike the orchestration engines of some of SAP’s competitors, SAP’s process server is BPMN-native, so that flow semantics are not lost in translation between modeling and execution. Avoiding the notorious “roundtripping problem” is critical to business-IT alignment.
  • Process Desk, the process runtime user environment within the NetWeaver Portal supporting dynamic role-based views.

Topics addressed include:

  • What is BPM? (forging a link between strategy & execution)
  • Standardize, Integrate, Innovate
  • Role of the Business Process Expert (BPX)
  • Core and Edge Processes
  • Understanding Core Processes
  • Extending and Integrating
  • Composing Edge Processes
  • BPM in the NetWeaver Platform
  • A Closer Look at NetWeaver BPM
  • Modeling

Learn more by downloading the full white paper here.

If you found this topic interesting, you might also be interested in Bruce Silver’s BPMN Article Series.

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