More on Oracle/ARIS

Oracle's Devesh Sharma has corrected my speculation yesterday that the ARIS deal is mostly focused on the dogfight between Oracle Fusion Apps and SAP/NetWeaver. That's one motivation, for sure, but Oracle plans to impact the mainstream BPMS market with the integration of ARIS and Fusion middleware (including BPEL Process Manager and Designer) in an offering intended to bridge the gap between business and IT. A key innovation, he says, is a unique integration concept based on metadata shared between ARIS (BPMN/EPC) and the SOA Suite (BPEL, workflow, rules, and BAM). Keeping the business view (model) and executable process in sync is a familiar topic of BPMS Watch, and Oracle claims they've found a neat solution. I hope to find out more later this month.