• New Official Extension: camunda-bpm-migration

    Camunda BPM Migration is a framework for making process instance migration easier. It builds upon the migration functionality introduced in Camunda BPM 7.5. This is a great feature enabling the community to go boldly where few men have gone before 😉 Typically, instance migration is avoided like the pest. It’s a pain. This feature, together with the migration extension, aims to ease that pain. What Does the Migration Extension Offer? Before answering that, let’s have a look what Camunda already provides. As you know, Camunda BPM provides the ability to do a migration based on process definition mapping. Still, the migration plans can only be defined for deployed processes. This makes it hard to impossible to define a migration plan...

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  • Efficient bundling of similar activities – Batch Processing with Camunda

    Batch Processing in business processes is the ability to execute an activity or a set of activities for several business cases simultaneously. In practice, we can observe different cases where the bundled execution of several cases is beneficial and can improve process performance. In healthcare, it is more time-efficient to first collect a set of blood samples taken from patients to deliver them to the laboratory instead of sending a nurse for each separately. In e-commerce and logistics, it is more cost-efficient to consolidate packages to be sent to the same customer instead of handling each separately. In administration, usually related sets of invoices are approved to minimize the time to get familiar with the work. Most process modeling languages...

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  • KPI Monitoring with Camunda

    Key performance indicators (KPIs) are the most important metric for analyzing statistical data of business processes: KPIs can not only be used to highlight efficiencies and inefficiencies in business processes, but they can help to subsequently improve specific activities in order to speed up process execution. Choosing the right KPIs and displaying the data in a simple and intuitive way is key for process improvement. One of the most common requirements for KPI monitoring is about time-sensitive business processes. The question that you might ask is ‘How can we monitor which business processes or specific steps were completed in time and which did not?’ Within this blog entry I will outline how one can make use of Camunda’s open architecture...

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