1st Edition

Enterprise Process Management Systems
Engineering Process-Centric Enterprise Systems using BPMN 2.0

ISBN 9781498755924
Published October 24, 2018 by CRC Press
477 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations

USD $190.00

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Book Description


Enterprise Process Management Systems: Engineering Process-Centric Enterprise Systems using BPMN 2.0 proposes a process-centric paradigm to replace the traditional data-centric paradigm for Enterprise Systems (ES)--ES should be reengineered from the present data-centric enterprise architecture to process-centric process architecture to be called as Enterprise Process Management Systems (EPMS).

The real significance of business processes can be understood in the context of current heightened priority on digital transformation or digitalization of enterprises. Conceiving the roadmap to realize a digitalized enterprise via the business model innovation becomes amenable only from the process-centric view of the enterprise.

This pragmatic book:

  • Introduces Enterprise Process Management Systems (EPMS) solutions that enable an agile enterprise.
  • Describes distributed systems and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that paved the road to EPMS. Leverages SOA to explain the cloud-based realization of business processes in terms of Web Services.
  • Describes how BPMN 2.0 addresses the requirements for agility by ensuring a seamless methodological path from process requirements modeling to execution and back (to enable process improvements).
  • Presents the spreadsheet-driven Spreadsheeter Application Development (SAD) methodology for the design and development of process-centric application systems.
  • Describes process improvement programs ranging right from disruptive programs like BPR to continuous improvement programs like lean, six sigma and TOC.

Enterprise Process Management Systems: Engineering Process-Centric Enterprise Systems using BPMN 2.0 describes how BPMN 2.0 can not only capture business requirements but it can also provide the backbone of the actual solution implementation. Thus, the same diagram prepared by the business analyst to describe the business’s desired To-Be process can also be used to automate the execution of that process on a modern process engine.

Table of Contents

Enterprise Systems
Characteristics of Business Process
Systems Theory
Enterprise Architecture 
Process Architecture 
Enterprise Modeling
Distributed Systems  
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Cloud Computing 
Business Process Management  
Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
Development of Process-centric Application Systems 
Engineering of Process-centric Applications
EPMS for Business Process Analysis 
EPMS for Business Process Reengineering
EPMS for Customer Conversations 
Appendix A Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Appendix B Interaction Architectures       

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Vivek Kale has more than two decades of professional IT experience during which he has handled and consulted on various aspects of enterprise-wide information modeling, enterprise architectures, business process re-design, and, e-business architectures. He has been Group CIO of Essar Group, the steel/oil & gas major of India, as well as Raymond Ltd., the textile & apparel major of India. He is a seasoned practitioner in digital transformation, facilitating business agility via process-centric enterprises and enhancing data-driven enterprise intelligence. He is the author of Guide to Cloud Computing for Business and Technology Managers: From Distributed Computing to Cloudware Applications, CRC Press (2015).


Professor Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, ".....you will enjoy reading this book by Vivek Kale. It combines business aspects with technology trends and pointers to methods. Organizations should use the present book to make their enterprise architecture more process-centric and to prepare for a wave of data science-enabled business improvement approaches."

Dr Mathias Kirchmer, Managing Director and Co-CEO for BPM-D - Enabling the next Generation Enterprise, "Kale shares his views and vast experience on enterprise wide process management and the underlying systems. This is an interesting contribution to the digitalization of process management itself, combining key business, method and technology aspects. The book is a great read for business and IT practitioners building and applying an enterprise business process management discipline."