Alfresco Software has released Alfresco Activiti 1.5 business process management (BPM) solution. The new update comes with extensive data modeling features and offers one-click access to connected databases.
To improve big data developments, Alfresco Activiti 1.5 includes support for external data sources. Users can also leverage the integrated enterprise content management (ECM) systems such as Alfresco One to fulfill their data requirements. Additionally, there is an option to “persist” the changing data on their records and even keep changelog for the underlying database.
“It is a basic tenet of our design philosophy that an inherently powerful, full-featured but complex application must be made easy to architect by non-professional developers. That is what we have accomplished with Alfresco Activiti 1.5 – allowing developers of all levels to tap content to enrich existing or new business processes,” said Paul Hampton, senior director of product marketing, Alfresco, in a statement.
The latest Alfresco Activiti includes integral content rule functions from Alfresco One to allow users to develop automated rules that will alter content under specific, pre-stated conditions. Further, app developers can utilise content management features on the Alfresco platform by using the flexible design of the updated BPM tool. There is also a rich documentation functionality to let users document the content and flow of business processes.
Analysts believe that Alfresco Activity is a “rising star” in the IT market as it offers flexible design and many integration capabilities. “We are seeing accelerating interest by enterprises to automate as many processes as feasible – especially IT related processes, a trend that bodes well for both open source and vendor sponsored business process engines,” stated 451 Research analyst for enterprise architecture and process management Carl Lehmann.
Developers can access the advanced features of Alfresco Activiti 1.5 either on-premises or in a private cloud. It is available under 30-day trial through the official site.