Camunda Team Blog

Camunda BPM 7.6.0 Released

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.
Camunda 7.6.0 is here and it is packed with new features. The highlights are: DMN Decision Requirements Diagrams (Engine, Modeler, Cockpit) Shiny new Dashboard (Cockpit) BPMN Conditional Events (Engine, Modeler) Batch Operations (Engine, Cockpit) CMMN modeling and monitoring (Modeler, Cockpit) Human Task Monitoring and Reporting (Cockpit) Rolling Updates (Engine) 148 Bug Fixes List of known Issues The complete release notes are available in Jira. This is a joint release of the BPM Runtime Platform and the Camunda Modeler version 1.5.

Camunda BPM 7.6.0-alpha6 Released

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.
Camunda 7.6.0-alpha6 is here and it is packed with new features. The highlights are: DRD Monitoring in Cockpit (Enterprise Edition only) New Cockpit Dashboard Conditional Event Improvements 42 Bug Fixes List of known Issues The complete release notes are available in Jira. You can Download Camunda For Free or Run it with Docker. This is the last alpha release before the 7.6.0 release which will hit the stores on November 30, 2016.

ECM and Camunda - Using CMIS

Written by Felix Müller on , under Community category.
In my recent blogpost I discussed an example on how to integrate Camunda with modern ECM SaaS providers like Box. As many companies are still using traditional ECM and DMS solutions within this blogpost I will focus on CMIS. The open CMIS standard stands for Content Management Interoperability Services and allows to integrate with a number of different DMS solutions. Most popular DMS solutions come with an API that is based on the CMIS standard as one can see in this list of CMIS implementations.

ECM and Camunda - Integrating Box.com with Camunda

Written by Felix Müller on , under Community category.
Many core workflows in organizations involve some kind of document management. Organizations usually handle document management with the help of DMS or ECM software solutions. The term Enterprise Content Management (ECM) was first introduced in 2000 by the AIIM International. In todays’ definition ECM covers (web) content, document, records, workflow and digital asset management as well as search, collaboration, capture and scanning. Furthermore, often document management systems (DMS) are viewed to be a component of ECM.

Camunda Engine Evolution since Activiti Fork

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.

The future of the Activiti Open Source project is currently uncertain. Camunda split from the Activiti project in 2013. Since then, we maintained our own open source fork of the original Activiti Codebase.

The objective of this post is to illustrate the diverging directions the two projects have taken and to serve as input for users who now consider migrating from Activiti to Camunda. The first part focuses on two key topics: core BPMN Execution and the persistence layer. For me, after all the feature talk and the marketing-hurrah is said and done, BPMN and persistence is where the meat is. In the second part, I compare the current state of the Camunda codebase to the (unreleased) Activiti 6.

How to migrate from Activiti 5.21 to Camunda BPM 7.5

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.

With the Activiti Core Developers having left Alfresco (the company behind Activiti), the future of the Activiti project is quite questionable. More and more Activiti users want to migrate to Camunda. There are actually very goood reasons to do so, see 5 Reasons to switch from Activiti to Camunda and Camunda Engine Evolution since Activiti Fork.

Camunda is a fork of Activiti. We actually developed big parts of the engine ourselves before we decided to part ways with Alfresco back in 2013. Hence it is relatively easy to migrate. This post lists the necessary steps to achieve this:

Camunda BPM 7.6.0-alpha5 Released

Written by Christopher Zell, Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.

Camunda 7.6.0-alpha5 is here and it is packed with new features. The highlights are:

  • Implementation of the BPMN Conditional Event
  • Batch Cancellation of Historic Process Instances
  • Huge performance improvements due to caching of Scripting Engines and Compiled Scripts in DMN Engine
  • Expressions in Signal and Message Event Names
  • Cockpit Usability Improvements
  • Pluggable Deployment Cache
  • 10 Bug Fixes

List of known Issues

The complete release notes are available in Jira.

You can Download Camunda For Free or Run it with Docker.

Efficient bundling of similar activities – Batch Processing with Camunda

Written by Luise Pufahl on , under Execution category.
Batch Processing in business processes is the ability to execute an activity or a set of activities for several business cases simultaneously. In practice, we can observe different cases where the bundled execution of several cases is beneficial and can improve process performance. In healthcare, it is more time-efficient to first collect a set of blood samples taken from patients to deliver them to the laboratory instead of sending a nurse for each separately.