We’ve recently had some interest in BusinessWorks development so it seems like a great time to answer the question: What is Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks?
From the BusinessWorks website:
The platform exposes data as real-time events or API services to give you all the support you need to master the constantly evolving enterprise application landscape including:
- Line-of-business managers adopting cloud applications for standard business functionalities.
- Customers and employees exchanging data in real time on an ever increasing array of devices.
In simple terms, BusinessWorks gives you a framework and interface that lets you connect workflow components to form complex and flexible business processes. It can handle numerous input and output types with the ability to react to and translate data along the way. Databases, file systems, web requests can all be linked together with logging and translation making this the perfect middleman if you are trying to bring your companies existing systems and services together or quickly build new interfaces.
Whilst this type of activity is traditionally covered by custom software development, the point of this product is to move away from custom coding fragile end-to-end processes and instead put time into linking and developing reusable components that can form the building blocks for much more adaptable workflows.
If you can handle a slightly technical view of BusinessWorks, have a look at the capabilities demo found here (or view it embedded below). This 3.5 minute demo gives a presentation of building a web API and shows how much can be achieved just through point and click activities. If you are a developer saying “why is this any good?” jump to 1 min 50 sec and see the automated documentation, testing and debugging of the restful web service that was built – no coding required.
At The Frontier Group we have been keeping on top of the rapidly evolving Tibco software range and BusinessWorks is just one of the products we have been successfully delivering with. If this type of product interests you, get in touch as we’re happy to discuss the best possible solutions.