Uniting Process Architecture and Execution – Whitepaper

At Appian, we’ve seen a growing interest in the market to unite traditional Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Analysis modeling (EA/BPA) with executable BPM diagrams.  Despite consolidation in the market between EA/BPA tools and BPM execution frameworks, the historical results of integration have been poor, with disjointed development, to much “Lost in Translation”, and a lack of true round-trip exchange of models between the platforms.

Bruce Silver has released a new whitepaper that discusses this need to unite the EA/BPA and BPM tools in your enterprise.  It’s a great read if your an enterprise architect looking to understand how to connect your architecture to your BPM initiatives.  And if your a BPM expert, the whitepaper highlights the importance and benefits by uniting your BPM project with the larger view of EA/BPA modeling.

Appian and Mega have been working hard to provide customers with a seamless integration between these worlds that enhance your enterprise process improvement initiative.  The Appian/Mega integration provides a seamless transition from Mega EA/BPA modeling to the Appian BPM execution engine and allows analytics and process changes implemented captured Appian to be re-imported into the Mega EA/BPA platform, ensuring your enterprise documentation and execution frameworks are always in-line.

Malcolm Ross

Director Product Management