Workflow Engine

Posted on 2005-04-10
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
i am  evaluating some J2ee based workflow engines. I have no past experience with workflow engines. Can someone please give me some questions that should be asked from a vendor before shopping a workflow engine.

Also any pointers to some open source workflow engines will be extremely useful

Question by:thomas908
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    Here's a link to a list of some open-source Java Workflow Engines.
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    Thanks for replying.

    I have increased the points to 500.
    400 for help/ questions to be asked while choosing a workflow engine and 100 points for links to workflow engines.
    Actually I came across a lot of them while googling, don't have enough time to evaluate each one of them, so I need some help in choosing a good open source work flow engine, in the  form of questions to be asked from the vendor about the product.
    I got a small list from a book, but I guess they are not suffiicient

    1.      Does you workflow engine integrate with J2EE
    2.      Is the workflow engine itself written in J2EE, so that you are not injecting foreign into deployment
    3.      Does Workflow engine support Message Oriented Middleware, such as IBM MQ series.
    4.      Does your workflow engine allow for long time business processes that may take days, weeks or even months


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    From the research I did on google this seems to be the best

    This link actually shows lot of organizations already using jBPM.


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