eXtensible Business Process Repository

Integrate your company strategy with the knowledge of business processes to increase its efficiency

XBPR Capitalizes your company’s knowledge

XBPR arises from a holistic and dynamic vision of the organization, with the ability to coordinate decision-making processes and operational activities that have the purpose of creating added value for the company.

XBPR allows you to create software applications without writing any code. This allows a perfect alignment of the information system with business strategies and daily operational needs.

WHAT IS XBPR??

XBPR is a technology developed by BPEng that allows intelligent management of the company, also through the new paradigms dictated by the Internet of Things (IoT), an integral part of the new era of Industry 4.0. By using an integrated graphic tool, XBPR allows to represent, in a formal way, the knowledge of any given domain through the adoption of various levels of computational ontologies, from which it generates software solutions capable of orchestrating processes, people and applications. XBPR is a sMDA (Semantic Model Driven Architecture) framework with which business analysts and / or software analysts can create and maintain integrated business solutions for workflow management, business intelligence, document management, knowledge management, etc., avoiding writing code.

WHY XBPR?

A market leader makes good products, good products do not create market leaders (JC & MH). With XBPR it is possible to increasethe competitive advantage of your company by making processes and organizational quality more efficient. XBPR is an intelligentapplication with an inferential engine making possible to deduce new knowledge by making use of computational ontologies.By adopting XBPR, the customer is the custodian of the knowledge of business processes, and will not depend neither on suppliers norapplications.
Adottando XBPR il cliente altre che ad essere il depositario della conoscenza dei processi aziendali, si mantiene indipendente dai fornitori, dalle applicazioni e dalle persone.

ADVANTAGES XBPR

XBPR provides a single point of shared access to the knowledge of business processes and the adoption of semantic methodologiesallows to move directly from strategy to operational execution. Management acquires a decision-making capacity that is consistent withorganizational structures and processes, because it has contextual and reliable data and information. The multifaceted and modulararchitecture of XBPR is based on open standards and can be used in both cloud and different types of platforms.XBPR is an Industry 4.0 ready solution.
XBPR è una soluzione Industry 4.0 ready.

Application scenarios

PROCESS ORCHESTRATION

With XBPR it is possible to automate business processes that involve the execution of manual and automatic activities, whichrequire the integration of multiple systems, need to share the flexibility of calculation of an Excel sheet or to structure thecoordination capacity of the mail. XBPR also guarantees the ability to integrate organization charts, function charts, risks /controls, and any other activity that generates added value for the customer.

-GDPR- PRIVACY BY DESIGN

New regulation (EU) 2016/679, coming into place this year, will need privacy to be adapted to the company starting from theassessment of the risks affecting the fundamental freedoms of the individual and the protection of personal data.
Creating a privacy project, therefore, means creating an organizational model starting from the mapping of corporate privacy processes,applying the data protection by design and by default principle.

DATA HARMONIZATION

Integration, transformation and sharing (manual and / or automatic) of different data sources functional to the execution of business processes.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Management of company and process documentation

GRC SOLUTIONS

Intelligent-Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Solutions.

COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE

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Key features

INTEGRATION OF BPA TOOLS

Organizations databases created with third-party Business Process Analysis (BPA) tools can be imported into XBPR. Currently it is possible to import AML files (Aris Markup Language); other connectors can be developed on request.

PUBLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

XBPR allows to publish the diagrams making them available through graphical, applicative (workflow) and descriptive (documents) browsing modes.

WORKFLOW ENGINE

Execution of processes following the BPMN standard using powerful external workflow engines. Integration of processes, documents, data and applications with the organizational structure of the company, in an environment already compatible with Industry 4.0.

KNOWLEDGE NAVIGATION

XBPR allows you to navigate business knowledge through the conceptual map of relationships between people, documents, resources, activities, processes, organizational structures and data.

INTEGRATED MODELER

The integrated semantic modeler allows you to edit diagrams imported from third-party BPA tools, create new organizational databases or customize reference databases for a given application domain. The EPC methodology can be extended by the analyst both, in terms of ontological concepts and in terms of relationships, attributes and patterns.

SPARQL QUERY WIZARD

XBPR allows the user to independently create performance indexes (KPI), counting for the composition of SPARQL semantic queries, on an intuitive environment (drag & drop). The results of KPIs can be exported in different formats.

REPORTING AND DMS

XBPR allows to execute reports both to document company knowledge and to improve and control the execution of workflows; all the documentation produced can be archived in a DMS.

INTEGRATED FUNCTIONALITY GRC

Process digitization can be extended with risk and control management in a flexible way by applying modeling patterns that can be customized according to regulatory and application domain requirements.

How to use XBPR

XBPR combines fully proven methodologies with the most modern semantic technologies to transform the knowledge of business processes into a format that can be directly processed by the computer.

1

Formalization of the knowledge of business processes (documents, organization charts, function charts, working practices in use, data structures, strategic and regulatory objectives, etc.). Knowledge mapping is supported by a graphic modeler which implements the Event-Driven Process Chain (EPC) methodology; according to customer needs, the methodology can be extended with specific patterns to facilitate and speed up the work of analysts. It is possible to import organizational databases created with other BPA tools.

2

The result of the first phase is realized with the creation of the base of semantic knowledge, formed by multiple levels of computational ontologies, which represents the business processes both from the organizational point of view and from the IT point of view. Through the graphic modeler and the ontology editor, the analyst can update the data structure, the processes and the organization charts to keep the Information System aligned with the strategic evolution of the company, without needing to foresee software development interventions.

3

The semantic knowledge base, via the powerful and pervasive XBPR application interfaces, can / must be shared / used by all the application systems involved in the business process. The aim is to guarantee the constant adherence of the Information System to the continuous evolution of the company strategy, the market, technology and legislation.

Technologies

Technologies used to develop XBPR

Technological Partners

Ontotext

Ontotext is a leader in the development of semantic technologies. XBPR uses GraphDB, a highly scalable and performing semantic database perfect for strategic business applications

LOA ISTC-CNR

The Laboratory of Applied Ontology (LOA) is a research laboratory of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CRN). LOA supports BPEng with the competence for the development of domain ontologies providing the best representation of the model to the customers

Our company

Business Process Engineering was founded in 2004 with the aim of developing XBPR. Today the product is mature enough to meet the needs of an Industry 4.0 market, where the corporate vision for processes proves to be the most tested strategic approach, to improve efficiency and competitiveness.

The Advantages of Collaborating with Us

KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD

Your company is where the skills and attitudes of employees grow and turn into added value for the customer. Describing and representing this knowledge in a formal way, with the aim of making it the patrimony of society, is the challenge we have won thanks to XBPR.

TRANSPARENT COMMUNICATION

BPEng business model includes both, the development of turnkey solutions and the training necessary to make the customer independent in the analysis and development of integrated solutions with XBPR technology.

DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT

Una visione organizzativa olistica può essere efficace nella creazione di valore aggiunto per l'azienda se:

  • i processi sono in grado di coordinare persone, dati e applicazioni, in modo dinamico e flessibile
  • il management dispone di strumenti altrettanto dinamici e flessibili, per verificare l'efficienza dei processi e per tenere sotto controllo gli obiettivi strategici
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Our strength

STARTING FROM CUSTOMER NEEDS

The development of an application integrated with XBPR cannot be separated from the analysis of the organizationalstructure, the data model and the processes. The software solution is developed according to the specific needs of the customerwho has the advantage of comparing, and eventually adapting, his own conceptual model with the reference models present inXBPR. The software application automatically adapts to any variation of the conceptual model

GUARANTEE THE MAXIMUM RETURN OF THE INVESTMENT

The ability to reuse the knowledge gained in different application domains, allows us to provide progressively richerservices in terms of added value and good practices, from which to develop solutions. Our solutions can export data andinformation in any type of standard and through any type of interface.

PARTNER OF OUR CUSTOMERS

Our entrepreneurial courage has allowed us to invest in the creation of an innovative solution capable of transferring themaximum added value to our customers, because XBPR is able to anticipate their needs.

Our history

Origins and main events of the company

BPEng was founded in 2004 with the main objective of providing a tool that can solve the increasinglycurrent problem concerning the duality between ICT skills and organizational skills, both necessary for anorganizational vision based on businessprocesses. This duality represents an important limit to theindustrial scale adoption of business process analysis / management (BPA / BPM) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools, especially for SMEs, because it generates high production costs, sharing and maintaining knowledge.

Right from the start BPEng establishes important market partnerships (2005 - with Banksiel Spa) andresearch (2009 - with ISTC-CNR LOA).The collaboration with the Laboratory of Applied Ontology (FOMI-2005)over time has contributed to give credibility to the pioneering activity of the company, in the field of ontological modeling applied to business processes.

In 2011 BPEng received a FESR funding from the Autonomous Province of Trento equal to € 340,000 for the realization of the ODEC (Ontology-Driven Enterprise Computing) project in collaboration with the LOA Applied Ontology Institute ISTC-CNR of Trento, and the Research Center for Knowledge and Data (KRDB) of the free university of Bolzano. The project closes in 2015 with a reported and approved expenditure of 500,000 euros.

The results of the ODEC project were presented on February 5th 2015 in the conference Ontology-driven enterprise computing: state of the art and concrete experiences organized by BPEng at the Technological Pole of Rovereto with the participation of Eng. Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR LOA) and prof. Giancarlo Guizzardi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - University of Twente).

By the first months of 2018 the release of XPBR 5.0 is expected, which, among other improvements, provides for the release of the first version of the semantic modeller with the integrated ontology editor.


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