jBPM is a fully open-source, light-weight, flexible Business Process Management (BPM) suite written in Java that permits you to implement, model, and observe business processes throughout their life cycle. jBPM is distributed under Apache license.
A business process permits you to model business goals by explaining the phases that needs to be implemented to accomplish those goals. This process significantly advances the perceptibility and quickness of business logic. It emphases on executable business processes that comprise sufficient details so as to be implemented on a BPM engine. These procedures bridge the gap between business users and developers, as the latter are at a higher level and practice domain-specific models that are assumed by business users.
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The basis of jBPM is a light-weight, advanced workflow engine that is written in Java language which permits the execution of business procedures using the latest BPMN 2.0 specification. You can use BPM in any Java-friendly environment and can embed it with your application or implement it as a service.
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To support business processes in jBPM, a lot of features and tools are offered during their complete life cycle such as:
- Pluggable human job facility built on WS-HumanTask for containing tasks that need to be executed by human actors
- Pluggable perseverance and communications
- Web-based process designer which is used to generate the graphical formation and replication of business processes
- Web-based form modeler and data modeler which are used to support the formation of data prototypes and practice and task methods
- Web-based re-designable dashboards and reporting tools
- All are joined in a single web-based work surface, which supports the entire BPM life cycle:
- Modeling and deployment: Modeling and deployment is used to author your procedures, rules, data models, methods, and other things.
- Execution: Execution is used to perform processes, tasks, events, and rules on the core run-time engine.
- Run-time Management: Run-time Management is used to work on allocated job, achieve procedure requests, etc..
- Reporting: Reporting is used to keep track of the implementation using Business Activity Observation abilities.
- Eclipse-based tools which are used to support the testing, modeling, and debugging of processes
- Remote API to process engine as a service
BPM generates a bridge among developers, business analysts, and end users by proposing process management tools and features in such a way that they satisfy the requirement of both business users and developers. Domain-specific nodes can be persevered into the palette, making the processes easily understandable for business users.
jBPM supports adaptive and dynamic methods that need flexibility to picturize difficult, real-life conditions that cannot simply be defined using a stiff procedure. This will help control the parts of the process which need to be executed.
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jBPM is more than an isolated process engine. Many complex business logic can be modeled as an arrangement of business processes with business rules and complex event processing. jBPM can be joined with the Drools project to develop one unified environment that combines these patterns where you can model your business requirement as a grouping of processes, actions, and guidelines.