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Red Hat Process Automation Manager

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Business modeling

Red Hat Process Automation Manager makes business modeling easy for business users. Use web-based tools to manage the complete project life cycle, including:

  • Business process modeling with drag & drop BPMN 2.0 diagramming and a powerful forms designer.
  • Business decision modeling with DMN 1.2, decision tables, and a guided rule editor that supports business-friendly Domain Specific Languages (DSL).
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Cloud-native development

Red Hat Process Automation Manager is designed to run in the cloud. Easily build cloud-native applications in conjunction with the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform—all components of the product are available as container images, ready for deployment on OpenShift. Decision and process models can be built into containers and deployed through OpenShift’s source-to-image pipeline.

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Powerful rules engine

Red Hat Process Automation Manager includes Drools 7, a highly scalable forward-and backward-chaining inference engine capable of processing very large rule and data sets. Drools 7 includes full runtime support for DMN 1.2 models at conformance level 3 as defined by the OMG DMN specification, ensuring that any valid DMN1.2 model can be properly automated.

In addition, with our latest release, you can now import and execute machine-learned predictive models via the industry standard Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML).

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Resource optimization

Red Hat Process Automation Manager includes OptaPlanner, a tool for constructing solvers for complex optimization problems. It can be used to build applications that optimize common business resource planning use cases (e.g. vehicle routing, employee rostering, cloud optimization, task assignment, job scheduling, bin packing, etc.). Every organization faces scheduling puzzles and has to figure out how best to assign a limited set of constrained resources (employees, assets, time and money) to provide products or services. OptaPlanner enables users to build working solvers with minimal knowledge of optimization techniques and algorithms, and to deliver more efficient plans to improve service quality and reduce costs.

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Red Hat Process Automation Manager is produced via Red Hat’s open development model, and by the many members of the Drools and jBPM communities. It is an open source product, and includes a rich set of APIs enabling straightforward integration with a wide range of complementary solutions. Process Automation Manager interoperates with Red Hat’s portfolio of middleware products, including Red Hat Fuse (for integration with external applications).

To maximize compatibility with 3rd party software and operating environments, Process Automation Manager supports industry standards like BPMN, DMN, and PMML, and utilizes popular open source components such as git and maven.

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Modern user experience

Red Hat Process Automation Manager includes a rich, open source user experience platform for building modern, process-driven applications in the cloud. Business experts can quickly compose applications by dragging and dropping reusable UI components to pages, while developers are free to work in the front-end frameworks of their choice. A library of prebuilt, micro front-end widgets is available, enabling task lists, forms, process graphs, and more. The UX platform streamlines development and allows business users to create compelling experiences for customers across a wide range of devices and channels.

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