The new version introduces a collaborative environment where individuals can make changes to project assets independently and simultaneously.
Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has released a new version of Red Hat Process Automation – a platform for creating cloud-native business automation applications and microservices.
The latest edition comes with new capabilities to address functional and knowledge gaps between IT developers and business analysts. The platform now allows them to apply domain-specific expertise to the development of applications that automate processes and decisions to more rapidly adapt to a changing business environment.
According to industry analyst firm Forrester, the way of doing business is changing, and there is a major push underway to reframe organizational operational processes around digital transformation efforts.
Also, the nature of core organizational processes is changing to meet customer expectations and keep up with the increasing threat of more automated, disruptive competitors.
As a result of this shift, and the increasing role of software as a catalyst for competitive differentiation, both business and development teams are now on the front lines of digital transformation.
Red Hat Process Automation enables these teams to work together–each contributing their own unique expertise, and each using tools and technologies tailored to their skills–to create modern, cloud-native applications aligned with key business objectives.
To support this collaborative and integrated approach, the latest release of Red Hat Process Automation introduces a collaborative environment where individuals can make changes to project assets independently and simultaneously.
Using these shared workspaces can lead to a more efficient, iterative and agile development process, the company said.
“We’re excited about how Red Hat Process Automation extends the development productivity and operational reliability benefits of our application environment vision to encompass direct participation of business stakeholders,” said Mike Piech, the vice president and general manager of middleware at Red Hat.
New features include:
- An integrated modeler for building Decision Model Notation (DMN)-compliant decision models;
- An editor specifically designed for creating case management models (currently in Tech Preview);
- Test scenarios that enable users to define, test and validate decision models before moving them into production. Test scenarios work with both traditional models, created with rule and decision table editors, and with DMN models created with a DMN editor.
- Rule models that can be compiled into an executable form that are designed to improve start-up and execution times, and as a result, applications can better conform to the needs of cloud and Function-as-a-Service environments.
In addition, Red Hat Process Automation has been optimized for deployment on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. This means IT developers and business users now have a common infrastructure for building and scaling microservice-based applications across hybrid and multicloud environments.
Red Hat collaborating with RPA innovators to improve business automation
The overall business automation value chain encompasses a spectrum of technologies. Process automation, which primarily includes capabilities for business decisions and processes, can be augmented with tools designed to automate specific, repetitive tasks, such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
Considering this requirement, Red Hat is collaborating with RPA innovators to help customers better meet business objectives through end-to-end automation.
The latest edition of Red Hat’s Process Automation technology can be availed from the Red Hat Customer Portal.