GIS and BPA by nur18009

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									GIS and BPA
Ben Somerville
Agenda
 Conceptual discussion around…

 What is Business Process Automation?

 Where does GIS fit in?

 What tools can we use?

 What’s the next step?
//GIS as a Capability
Who Is Here Today?

 GIS Professional?

 IT Professional?

 Management Professional?

 Government?

 Commercial?
Thought Leadership

 ‘Thought Leaders are said to be people (or
 organisations) who are recognised among their
 peers for innovative ideas; who confidently
 promote those ideas; and who earn recognition
 from the outside world for their deep
 understanding of their business, the needs of
 their clients, and the broader marketplace in
 which they operate’
GIS Thought Leadership
 Who do we see investing in GIS?

 Who do we see providing GIS Thought Leadership?
   CEO’s
   CIO’s
   Business Managers
   Business Analysts
   IT Managers


 No longer the sole domain of GIS professionals

 Business is driving the implementation of GIS Solutions…
The GIS Problem Domain
 Why is GIS seen as a Solution to Business Problems?
   Management of Information Assets (Not Data)
   Access to Information Assets
   Business Insight via GIS
   Decision Support
   Consumer Mapping



 What is our Current GIS Capability?

 What is our Desired GIS Capability?
 Planned Evolution




Current              Future
Planned Evolution
Planned Evolution
Emerging Industry Trends
 Changing User Base
   Focus expanding to data consumers

 Spatial Data Infrastructures
   Collaboration amongst GIS custodians

 Integration into Business
   Part of Business Process Workflows
   Asset Intelligence
   Business/Executive Reports
   AutoCAD integration

 Mash Ups
 Mobilisation
   Field Force Enablement, AVL
According to wiki…


 Business process automation, or BPA, is the process a business
 uses to contain costs.

 It consists of integrating applications, cutting labor wherever
 possible, and using software applications throughout the
 organization.
BPA
 Process is a function of activity

 Business Process addresses the needs and requirements of
 business to drive repeatable tasks and achieve consistency

 Human interaction is usually involved but not necessarily every step
 is human driven

 Automation is the process of reducing human interaction
So should a machine drive my business???
 I hope not!

 People need to manage the process of delivery.

 Think of building cars on an assembly.

 Automated robots help, but cannot provide all of the pieces.
GIS and BPA
 Is anyone trying?

 In a way we all are, but more can be done

 GIS workflows are well established

 Integration into the broader business process is required
Four main approaches to BPA
 Extension

 Buy a specialist BPA tool

 Implement a BPM (Business Process Management) solution

 Purchase a middleware solution
BPA vs BPM
 BPM
  Before we can automate we need to define all of the businesses
  processes
 BPA
  Until a process is automated it presents little value to a company
  Businesses are so agile that process change is inevitable and therefore it
  is too hard to define all processes before automation
  Therefore automation of some things straight away presents more value
What about SOAs
 Enabling technology

 Speed can be the problem

 Delivering a complete SOA can be a daunting task but doesn’t have
 to be

 Bite off achievable chunks even though you may need to revisit in
 the future
BPEL
 Business Process Execution Language

 OASIS Standard built by all the big players

 Specifies business process behaviour based on web services
(Spatial) Information Delivery Model?
        Person-dependent data access model
             (Person-enabled service)




       Technology-dependent data access model
            (Technology-enabled service)


                                                          GIS
                                                       Technician




                             Publish e.g. Maps Globes Models
Solutions?
 JTX solves the GIS workflow

 How do we extend that to Business?

 JTX Server exposes the GIS process as web services.

 BPEL can then be employed to interact with the GIS process from a
 corporate wide system
Why
 Efficiency

 Accountability

 Consistency
Thankyou
 Questions?

								
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