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Video: Mike Cerniglia Explains the Evolution of entellitrak

How Dynamic Case Management’s Application Architecture Differs from BPM

June 7, 2013 | Case Management/BPMOpen Architecture

As the lead architect of entellitrak, MicroPact CTO Mike Cerniglia understands that the best rapid application development platforms must be flexible enough to accommodate the wide array of business patterns that exist within today’s organizations, and powerful enough to let experts focus on the tasks that add value.

Mike often refers to entellitrak as the “original case management platform” because in contrast to the business process management (BPM) offerings it competes with, it was architected to accommodate the fact that information (data) doesn’t always follow a “happy path” – something that BPM notation has traditionally struggled with. This is particularly true as it relates to modeling execution and converting a business process into a executable software application.

To allow entellitrak to accommodate both highly structured (BPM) and unstructured (case management) process scenarios, UML State and Activity Diagrams semantics were chosen to model how a Data Object flows through the application from state to state. In the following short video, Mike relates how the OMG’s UML standard is an excellent fit for handling the dynamic nature of case management applications and provides a powerful but simple way to go from definition to execution.