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02 December 2010, 12:44

Alfresco release Activiti BPM 5.0

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Activiti Logo After nine months of development, Alfresco and the Activiti developers have announced the first official release for General Availability (GA) of Activiti, version 5.0. According to the developers, the next generation Business Process Management (BPM) platform introduces an "astonishing feature list".

Activiti Project Lead and former Red Hat jBPM Lead and founder Tom Baeyens says the Ativiti Engine is easily embeddable, has excellent Spring integration and has support for all common BPMN 2.0 elements. Ativiti Explorer has easy task management and deployment of forms with processes and Actviti Designer has an Eclipse plug-in and properly implemented BPM collaboration, to mention just a few of the new features in Activiti 5.0.

Activiti is an open source BPM project designed to implement the new Business Process Modeling Notion (BPMN) 2.0 standard from the Object Management Group. BPM is a methodology for modelling, measuring, analysing, improving and controlling the processes that take place within a business, in this case, within the computing middleware and infrastructure of the business. BPMN 2.0 is a vendor neutral standard that offers a common way to define processes and models in BPM.

Further information about the release can be found in the official release announcement and in a blog post by Baeyens. Activiti 5.0 is available to download from the project's site and is released under the Apache license. Documentation is provided.

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