Uniface Flow is Compuware’s premier tool for modeling, integration and management of business processes. The product is one of the elements in the Uniface Application Platform Suite (APS) offering, but also offers a powerful standalone solution in the business process modeling, integration and management area.
The benefits gained from using Uniface Flow focus on:
Efficiency: Uniface Flow’s graphical development environment is intuitive to use and speeds up the design of the business process model, while enabling integration with the underlying application components by a click of the mouse. The product integrates with various technologies. This ensures efficient reuse of legacy applications, improves the time-to-market and provides savings in the redevelopment of strategic applications.
Reliability: A process model and its business rules are elements of a business-critical application. By separating the business logic from the application logic Uniface Flow ensures business processes remain intact, even when the underlying application components or technology is changed. In the production environment, the Uniface Flow Business Process Server ensures each process instance is executed according to the same rules and no business critical data is lost.
Manageability: Uniface Flow’s out-of-the-box dashboards provide the business manager and end-users with an at-a-glance overview of all running processes and offer the opportunity of real-life process tuning. This is a powerful tool for identifying bottlenecks and highlighting where the process needs improvement or adjustments to save costs and improve time-to-market.
Although Uniface Flow is a fully fledged business process management (BPM) tool, the product is extremely flexible and can add value at any level, from enterprise application integration (EAI) to business process integration (BPI) to process-driven development.