Red Hat Upgrades the Business Developer’s Toolbox for a Cloud-Native World with Latest Release of Red Hat Process Automation

Delivers new capabilities for both IT and business users to
participate in application development, enabling organizations to better
meet the digital transformation imperative

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the latest release of Red
Hat Process Automation
, introducing new capabilities designed to
address functional and knowledge gaps between IT developers and business
analysts, enabling them to apply domain-specific expertise to the
development of applications that automate processes and decisions to
more rapidly adapt to a changing business environment.

According to industry analyst firm Forrester, “The way we do business is
changing, and there is a major push underway to reframe organizational
operational processes around digital transformation efforts. The nature
of core organizational processes is changing to meet customer
expectations and keep up with the increasing threat of more automated,
disruptive competitors.”1

As a result of this shift, and the increasing role of software as a
catalyst for competitive differentiation, both business and development
teams are now on the front lines of digital
transformation
. Red Hat Process Automation enables these teams to
work together–each contributing their own unique expertise, and each
using tools and technologies tailored to their skills–to create modern,
cloud-native applications aligned with key business objectives.

To support this collaborative and integrated approach, the latest
release of Red Hat Process Automation introduces a collaborative
environment where individuals can make changes to project assets
independently and simultaneously. Using these shared workspaces can lead
to a more efficient, iterative and agile development process.

New capabilities designed to help users more easily model processes and
decisions, and build applications to automate them, include:

  • An integrated modeler for building Decision Model Notation
    (DMN)-compliant decision models;
  • An editor specifically designed for creating case management models
    (currently in Tech Preview);
  • Test scenarios that enable users to define, test and validate decision
    models before moving them into production. Test scenarios work with
    both traditional models, created with rule and decision table editors,
    and with DMN models created with a DMN editor.
  • Rule models that can be compiled into an executable form that are
    designed to improve start-up and execution times, and as a result,
    applications can better conform to the needs of cloud and
    Function-as-a-Service environments.

Red Hat Process Automation has been optimized for deployment on Red
Hat OpenShift Container Platform
, the industry’s most comprehensive
enterprise Kubernetes
platform, giving IT developers and business users a common
infrastructure for building and scaling microservice-based
applications across hybrid
and multicloud
environments. Combined with other Red
Hat Middleware
on OpenShift, Red Hat Process Automation helps create
an application environment where developers can innovate with higher
productivity yet at the same time create solutions that are more
reliable in production.

A new Red Hat-certified Kubernetes Operator simplifies this task by
automating the installation, configuration and management of Red Hat
Process Automation on OpenShift, which not only can reduce the workload
on operations staff but can also improve the resiliency of process
automation services.

The overall business automation value chain encompasses a spectrum of
technologies. Process automation, which primarily includes capabilities
for business decisions and processes, can be augmented with tools
designed to automate specific, repetitive tasks, such as Robotic Process
Automation (RPA). Red Hat is collaborating with RPA innovators to help
customers better meet business objectives through end-to-end automation.

Availability

Red Hat Process Automation is available now. Customers can get the
latest updates from the Red
Hat Customer Portal
.

Supporting Quotes

Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat
“We’re
excited about how Red Hat Process Automation extends the development
productivity and operational reliability benefits of our application
environment vision to encompass direct participation of business
stakeholders.”

Ciro Velasquez, head of Enterprise Architecture & Integration,
Tecnológico de Monterrey

“Becoming a process-driven
organization is fundamental for the transformation process we engaged
with some years ago. Red Hat Process Automation allows our teams to
focus on process optimization and its outcomes, measuring our
effectiveness in achieving our goals.”

Marc Aché, CTO, Engineering, WorkFusion
“The combination of
WorkFusion and Red Hat Process Automation enables companies to expand
their level of automation for business processes. With Red Hat managing
the end-to-end process and WorkFusion orchestrating labor-intensive
manual tasks with intelligent automation technology, more aspects of
enterprise operations can be fully automated — which can lead to lower
costs with greater agility and competitiveness.”

Mike O’Boyle, head of sales, Europe, Crossvale
“Today, where
every business is an IT business, their demands grow and so too does the
complexity of handling the data. Customer experience is vital to future
business and the latest edition of Red Hat’s Process Automation
technology has been core to helping Crossvale build Panorama, delivering
omnichannel integration across applications and workflow. Now our
customers can better streamline and simplify operational complexity
while being able to maintain regulatory compliance.”

Carl Lehman, principal analyst, Architecture, 451 Research
“It’s
inadequate to merely enable efficiency through process automation.
Digital businesses must also consistently make better and faster
decisions. Digital automation platforms, like that offered by Red Hat,
allow business and IT professionals to jointly design, prototype and
deploy ‘smart’ applications equipped with decision models that enable
intelligent process automation while more reliably producing consistent
business outcomes.”

Additional Resources

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1 Forrester, “The Growing Importance of Process to Digital
Transformation,” May 8, 2018

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