Working Group Demonstrates Interchange Between 15 BPMN Tools
Needham, MA- 04-15-2014 - The Object Management Group®
(OMG®) is pleased to
announce that its Business Process Model and Notation Model
Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG) has successfully
demonstrated the smooth interchange of models between tools
that implement the BPMN standard. Participants in the
demonstration were dispersed between OMG's technical meeting
in Reston, VA, the bpmNEXT conference in California, France,
A total of 15 tools were involved in the demonstration:
12 tools creating a common model in real time and three
tools opening the resulting model. The entire demonstration
was filmed via Google Hangouts and is available on-demand on
"This demonstration proves to the BPM community that
BPMN is delivering on its promises by showcasing leading 12
BPMN vendors implementing the BPMN interchange format,"
said Denis Gagne, Chair of BPMN MIWG and CEO/CTO of
Trisotech. "Don't get misled, real BPMN tools can
interchange using the BPMN standard file format."
"The BPMN interoperability demo conducted by the
MIWG at bpmNEXT was an eye-opener for those who have
underestimated the importance of standard adoption,"
said Laurent Heneault, CEO of W4 Software, one of the
participating vendors in the demonstration. "It opens
up new horizons in terms of collaborative process design,
showing how business process stakeholders can reuse existing
models to boost productivity and to offer reusable solution
components. Process execution platforms then become the
perfect extension tool to provide end-users with a clear,
end-to-end understanding of the underlying behaviors and
semantics meant by the standard."
BPMN provides a graphical notation and precise model for
specifying business processes. It has been an OMG-adopted
standard since 2005. BPMN MIWG held its first successful
interchange demonstration at OMG's June 2013 technical
meeting. The group plans to hold another demonstration but
has not set a date yet. For more information, visit http://www.omgwiki.org/bpmn-miwg/doku.php?id=start.
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