With D6, there is a new focus on Transactional Content Management. At the core of TCM is the Business Process Management (BPM) suite of products. The suite contains a wide range of products; a full list is available here on the EMC Documentum site. The design goal of D6 BPM is very similar to other D6 products – process without programming. Here is some information that I gathered from a recent demo of the D6 BPM suite:
- Process Engine (the program that controls the business processes) – no longer part of the Content Server. Process Engine needs to be installed separately. This enhances the scalability of the engine.
- Process Analyzer – can import Visio diagrams and automatically generate process templates that a process designer can configure the rest of the settings.
- Fault handling – can set up separate activity (different from original process flow) to handle faults
- Forms Builder – version of template and forms instances will NOT be supported till at least version 6.5. In D6, there is new print-friendly feature for forms.
- TaskSpace – can configure various Inbox views; pdf viewer does NOT support annotations – will need additional license for that support