Oracle has integrated into the BPM suite all the process management capabilities needed to build process centric solutions that put together both human and system tasks. The BPM suite together with SOA suite and WebCenter Content allow the enterprise to address in a single middleware platform all the capabilities needed to build and deploy enterprise wide applications.
Link’s vast implementation experience in process centric systems, and the consolidated knowledge and expertise acquired from Oracle BPM early adoption, has capacitated us with a robust and proven methodology to run migration projects from workflow, or legacy technologies, to Oracle BPM.
One such case is the migration from Oracle Workflow that is no longer supported by Oracle.
The Methodology for Migration to BPM is broken down to six major phases:
- Workflow Application Assessment: This step encompasses an initial survey and analysis to determine the migration strategy, the high level requirements and the critical issues. Metrics are used to account the complexity and size of processes, interfaces and logic to migrate to the BPM Suite.
- Analysis and Planning: Detailed analysis and project plan; new business requirements analysis; application and integration architecture definition.
- Test Case Definition: A test case definition approach is used, covering all existing application usage scenarios.
- Usability Requirements: New applications require new user interaction paradigms. Significant technology changes suggest a complete revision of usability practices. We guarantee that the new applications are designed with the most adequate paradigm, regardless the one used in legacy applications. This is a key aspect since usability is a required quality for any modern day solution; hence it is a crucial success factor of modern projects
- Migration Development: This phase covers the development process based on Link Consulting’s migration methodology and tools.
- Acceptance Tests: Execute the previously designed test cases, supported by a test control tool.
Migration to BPM can also take advantage of Unified Work List with the following additional benefits :
- Avoid downtime, keeping new BPM processes and old Workflows in the same Worklist.
- Most of the time, this will be seamless for the end user
- Reduce development effort for new features and processes
- Enable business users to work on the same process models
- Increase usability of workflow applications
- Introduce new features