Business process management update: change in name of Red Hat® BPM software

Formerly Red Hat® JBoss BPM Suite, Red Hat® Process Automation Manager enables business automation. It includes Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), and Complex Event Processing (CEP) technologies.

Red Hat® Process Automation Manager – what’s on offer?

Compliant with popular industry standards like BPMN2 and DMN1.1 for process and decision management, Process Automation Manager offers many fantastic features as well as the obvious function: business automation.

●      Business modeling – everything business users need to model flows and policies: process graphs, decision tables, and scorecards

●      Cloud-native development – build in the cloud, for the cloud. Deploy completed models as containerised microservices on Red Hat® OpenShift

●      Drools 7 (a powerful rules engine) – utilise the full capabilities of Drools 7, a powerful and widely used open source rules engine

●      Resource optimization – solve complex optimization problems with Process Automation Manager’s built-in solver

●      Compatible and compliant – open source and fully compatible with familiar tools such as git & maven, and compliant with BPMN2 and DMN1.1

●      Modern User Experience – the Entando App Manager facilitates rapid development of modern device-independent user interfaces (UI)

What is the relevance of business process management?

Three important elements:


With the business environment in a constant state of change, it’s important that businesses identify and adapt to new conditions quickly. BPM provides a structural framework that implements rigorous recording of the steps involved in a process. The rigor of the BPM process helps provide a clear comprehensive outline of each step in the workflow process. Detailed knowledge can allow organisations to understand the impact that change may have on their business processes and ultimately the business’s profitability.


BPMS programs automate processes, monitor performance and provide reports based on that performance data.  These reports reveal how well processes operate in terms of quality and efficiency, enabling management to make decisions around how those processes can be improved.


Applying BPM methodology promotes principles that can decrease costs and increase productivity. Benefits can result from determining how the process would function under optimal conditions, adjusting the process to help it achieve optimal performance and implementing controls to monitor the future output of the process. Optimising processes also includes enhancing productivity by eliminating uneccessary steps and automating manual tasks to decrease the potential for errors and rework.

What are the benefits of using business process management software (BPMS)?

With new businesses and services cropping up all the time, organisations are under increasing pressure to remain competitive, decrease costs and increase productivity by improving business processes.

BPMS can help organisations compete within today’s economy by facilitating analysis, design, implementation, monitoring, control and modification of operational business processes to ultimately improve organizational performance. BPMS enables organisations to apply IT solutions directly to business processes. This enables business managers to:

●   Measure, respond to and control operational processes

●   Achieve enhanced operational efficiency by coordinating the improvement of staff productivity

●   Increase product and service innovation by facilitating quick responses to challenges and opportunities

In summary BPMS has the potential to bring:

●      Process driven applications for your business

●      Continuous improvement for you and your customers

For a list of supported platforms on which Red Hat® Process Automation Manager will run, visit And for a comprehensive overview of Red Hat® Process Automation Manager features read Red Hat®’s datasheet