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Event-Driven Business Process Management

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Business process monitoring; Workflow management


The term Event-Driven Business Process Management is a combination of actually two different disciplines: Business Process Management (BPM) and Complex Event Processing (CEP). The common understanding behind BPM is that each company’s unique way of doing business is captured in its business processes. For this reason, business processes are today seen as the most valuable corporate asset. In the context of this entry, BPM means a software platform which provides companies the ability to model, manage, and optimize these processes for significant gain. As an independent system, Complex Event Processing (CEP) is a parallel running platform that analyses and processes events. The BPM- and the CEP-platform correspond via events which are produced by the BPM-workflow engine and by the IT services which are associated with the business process steps.

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  • Business Process Management
  • Event Pattern
  • Business Process Model
  • Process Instance

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von Ammon, R. (2016). Event-Driven Business Process Management. In: Liu, L., Özsu, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Database Systems. Springer, New York, NY.

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