CMSWire - Integrating an Enterprise CMS with BPM: A Strategy for Bridging the Gap, Part 2

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Enterprise content management and business process management are two separate but complimentary solutions. In part one of this two part series, we looked at the need to integrate the two and some business scenarios where you would (and would not) integrate them.

Today, we look at some of the architectural patterns and strategies for integrating your Enterprise CMS with your BPM solution.

Business Scenarios

In part one (which you can read here) we looked at the need to integrate your business process management system with your enterprise content management system.

You may find very few business processes where content is not involved with business activities and not playing a role in business decision making. Some scenarios identified where integration may be required include:

  • Referring content as a link in a business process and update metadata in the ECM
  • Create and refer content along with metadata in the business process
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