The Instantly Responsive Enterprise: The Marriage of Business Process Management and Complex Event Processing

Over the last several years, business process management (BPM) has evolved from a mysterious alchemy of arc-and-bubble graphics to a mainstream tool of the trade for business-led IT integration. In a parallel universe, complex event processing (CEP) has expanded beyond the ethereal domain of foreign-exchange trading to include everything from transportation logistics to customer relationship management (CRM). Put these two together and you get “intelligent” business processes that react to changing business conditions in real time, providing continuous visibility. In short, an instantly responsive enterprise.