Alfresco Activiti 1.5: Make Data Modeling Easy, Very Easy

Alfresco Activiti 1.5: Make Data Modeling Easy, Very Easy

Data Modeling or modeling of data, over the years has become an imperative or vital component to enable integration of data within key business processes. Alfresco Software, the top-notch open-source Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) service provider announced its latest advancement by bringing exclusive data modeling concepts and features to Alfresco Activiti 1.5 BPM platform.

The new Alfresco Activiti 1.5 gives its user the provision of one-click access to any database connected. It also comes with the unique ability to process or ‘model’ the data that is available for its subsequent use in the new corporate applications. The high turnover clearly pitches the success of scalable BPM solutions over closed and legacy technology solutions. Alfresco Activiti 1.5 integrates a huge range of ECM systems, one of which is Alfresco One which aids the users to manage their vast stores of corporate information and cater vital data to each and every step of business process.

But on a strong note accessing important data from external databases and myriad data sources and incorporating the same in a business process can be a highly complex process due to large variations in the structures of the databases. Based on these challenges Alfresco made integration of BPM with external data as a routined process, which allows the user to model any database as an object within Alfresco Activiti 1.5. The user can then write a query to retrieve or update the information from the database. On an addition the users also have the ability to persist the data or write the changes back into the database lying beneath.

Empowering To Reshape Business Processes

Users at the same time can access Alfresco One’s integral content rule functions to formulate automated rules that will be able to manipulate the content as per the business process under specified conditions. For example, a rule dictating to convert a file into PDF under certain business condition.

The flexible design enables the creators to trigger the content management features throughout the Alfresco Platform. It is easy even for the casual users who can without any criticality carries out their own data modeling, develop and run their content rich applications. It also caters to reusability of business processes.

Activiti 1.5 also integrates rich documentation functionality which allows the users to properly document the content and manage the business workflow.

What so ever the strength of Activiti 1.5 modeling features are definitely helping the users to speed up the entire process of evolution of applications from development to staging and production. The same can be deployed to reduce the operating costs thereby increasing the ROI.

Some of the other enhancements of Activiti 1.5 are listed as below:

  • Allowing users to process various forms for inline viewing of content attachments.
  • Enhancing team collaboration for myriad tasks and providing group based escalation.
  • Giving the provision of better production staging.
  • Extending Activiti’s forms library, reporting abilities and a lot more including analytics.
  • Allowing multi-schema support for multi-tenancy.

It is seen as a natural process that BPM system developers always target professional app developer in case of intricate features and high functionality and casual developer in case of faster delivery. But Alfresco refuses to bow down to such measures and thinks that they should be able to build an inherently powerful system, complex catering to all the needs yet lucid enough for non-professional users to use it. Hereby Alfresco Activiti 1.5 allows all the developers of each and every level to tap the content to enhance the existing business processes. In short, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope to see Alfresco Activiti come out with flying colors by adding extensive data modeling features to its flagship.

Here you can check out the Reasons Why Business Managers are Loving Alfresco Activiti?

References: alfresco.com, businesswire.com, idm.net.au, activiti.org

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Pratyush Kumar

Pratyush Kumar

Co-Founder & Director at Algoworks, Open-Source | Salesforce | ECM
Pratyush is Co-Founder and Director at Algoworks. He is responsible for managing, growing open source technologies team and has spearheaded more than 200 projects in Salesforce CRM alone. He provides consulting and advisory to clients looking for services relating to CRM(Customer Relationship Management) and ECM(Enterprise Content Management). In the past, Pratyush has held consulting roles with various global technology leaders, such as Globallogic & HCL in India. He holds an Engineering graduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
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