IBM has introduced the concept of a process hub that uses IBM Business Process Manager and leverages IBM z/OS quality of service and collocation with systems of record to automate straight-through processing at the core of an enterprise for enhanced business agility.
As mobile devices connected to social media sources and systems are rapidly becoming the trend in engaging consumers and partners worldwide, large enterprises need to integrate and evolve systems of engagement (SOEs), such as social media, and systems of record (SORs), the IT systems that are core to running a business.
Business process management (BPM) is a discipline that leverages software and services to provide management and automation of, as well as increased visibility into, your organization’s business processes. A process hub is the effective center of business process steps or flows, and is where SOEs go when they need a piece of business transacted that will affect the SORs. IBM uses industry-standard service-oriented architecture principles to define the set of interfaces and the interaction style between the process hub and the consuming channels in the SOE. Beyond SOE and SOR, rings representing domain boundaries may be required for a BPM-led smarter process solution architecture.
The IBM z/OS platform and IBM Business Process Manager software work together to facilitate automated processes, configuring the software to run optimally on a process hub, offering extensive interoperability with other IBM software and has easy scalability.
IBM Business Process Manager Advanced for z/OS software is a comprehensive, automated offering that is optimized for z/OS service orchestration and process visibility. It includes tooling and runtime environments for process design, business process integration and service execution, monitoring and optimization, allowing versions to be easily tracked and managed. This highly secure, integrated environment unifies these processes seamlessly across an IBM zEnterprise System and distributed environments with high performance and transaction integrity.
To learn more, read “The role of IBM z/OS technology in business process management.”