Intalio, Inc., the business process management company, announced Intalio|n³ 2.5, a new version of the company’s trailblazing business process management system (BPMS).

Intalio|n³ helps Global 2000 companies shift IT resources from operations to innovation, reduce the total cost of ownership of mission- critical process assets, and extend the best-practice processes engrained in packaged applications.

Highlighting the new release of Intalio|n³ are the following key enhancements:

  • Page Designer, a WYSIWYG editor for the development of rich, Web-based end- user interfaces, providing 100% code coverage
  • Integration of Systinet’s Web services platform
  • Integration of Corticon’s business rule engine (BRE)
  • New and highly customizable user interface to enhance the productivity of business analysts

“Our work on Intalio|n³ reflects our unwavering commitment to meeting customers’ demands, adding capabilities through internal development, as well as partnering with industry leaders,” said Tom Meyer, chairman and CEO of Intalio. “With Intalio|n³ 2.5, we’ve extended our BPMS to give our customers unprecedented ability to create rich, process-driven user interfaces. We’ve also partnered with Corticon and Systinet to deliver a best-of-breed business rule engine and Web services platform, respectively.”
According to Gartner Inc., “BRE technology is being included in the area of flow control represented by business process management technology, which is pervading many sectors as a compound market… There is an emerging concept that service-oriented architecture and its associated Web services also should include rules sensitivity.” (“The Business Rule Engine 2003 Magic Quadrant,” Research Note 7 April 2003, Gartner Inc.) In the same report, Gartner listed Corticon in the visionary quadrant in the BRE market.

The most compelling addition to Intalio|n³ is Page Designer, a WYSIWYG user interface development environment that lets business users define page layouts and build forms without doing any coding. Page Designer runs in a standard Web browser and enables drag-and-drop manipulation of a rich library of out-of-the-box user interface components, such as data tables, buttons, and form and navigational elements to compose sophisticated and highly interactive user interfaces in a building block fashion. The resulting user interfaces that leverage the power of Intalio’s XPage language can then be graphically bound to processes and backend systems in the Intalio|n3 Designer and deployed in Intalio|n³ Director.

With an eye on the growing trend toward service-oriented architectures (SOA) and process- based applications, the company has fully Web service-enabled Intalio|n³ with Systinet’s Web Applications and Services Platform (WASP). Systinet’s platform provides Web services interfaces to all Intalio|n³ components, making it easier to access processes and Intalio APIs using Web services.

Commenting on Intalio|n³’s Web services integration, Roman Stanek, founder and CEO at Systinet added, “With our Web services infrastructure software embedded in Intalio’s BPMS, Intalio can provide its customers with a best-of- breed, standards-based Web services platform to support the latest versions of SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, WS-Security and other standards with industry-leading performance and interoperability.”

Finally, the company has partnered with Corticon to offer a business rule engine as an optional extension of Intalio|n³. Now, companies can externalize complex business rules from the process control flow, enabling users to easily change rules without having to modify and redeploy the entire process.

With the Corticon engine, business users have all the tools at hand to model and reuse rules, analyze, detect, and resolve business policy conflicts and loopholes, do analyst-driven testing, and lastly, deploy rules as decision making Web services for incorporation into process definitions.

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