Tool integrates portals and BPM

Portal software maker Corechange, Boston, this week unveiled a process management add-on that company officials said can enable business users to leverage Web services and other technologies to assemble and manage automated business processes.

The XML-based CoreProcess software can be used to create, provision and control dynamic business services and processes that leverage and reuse existing application infrastructure, said Corechange President and CEO Charles Kane. The new package includes CoreProcess Designer, which can map the workflow, user interactions and system interactions that comprise business processes; and CoreProcess Server, which executes the process.

Thus, the processes can span multiple enterprise systems, which Kane said can transform portals built using the company's Corechange tools into dynamic business integration hubs.

'Increasingly, portals are the place where business gets done,' Kane said. The CoreProcess tools, he said, let developers 'automate innovative business processes and target them to the right people in order to accelerate time-to-market of strategic initiatives.'

The business process software, to be offered as an add-on to the Corechange portal software, will begin shipping early next year, company representatives said.

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