Thanks for an awesome BPMCon 2014

September 22 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

Awesome location, awesome talks and most of all: awesome attendees. This year’s BPMCon was indeed the “schönste BPM-Konferenz” I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much to all who made it happen, including Guido Fischermanns for the moderation, Sandy Kemsley for her Keynote about the Zero-Code BPM Myth, all those BPM practitioners who presented their lessons learned, and also to the Birds of a Feather – Presenters (running Camunda on Raspberry PI and inside the coolest thing in the internet of things).

My personal award for the very best picture goes to Sandy – she took a snapshot of her auditorium during her talk. When you look a little bit closer, you get a good feeling for the general atmosphere.

Hope to see you all back in 2015, and together we will make it an even more beautiful BPM conference :-)

Neue Auflage: Praxishandbuch BPMN 2.0

September 04 2014 by Jakob Freund · 1 Comment

Die neueste Auflage gibt es ab sofort im Handel – zum Beispiel bei Amazon. Leider gehen bei Amazon damit wie immer alle Bewertungen der vorherigen Auflage verloren, sprich wir fangen wieder bei Null an. Falls also jemand Zeit und Lust haben sollte, (erneut) seine Meinung über das Buch dort kund zu tun, wären wir mehr als dankbar :-)

Was gibt es Neues in der neuen Auflage? Das Vorwort beantwortet diese Frage:
Read on..

Let’s go US

June 25 2014 by Jakob Freund · 2 Comments

We are excited to announce the official incorporation of camunda Inc., registered in San Francisco, California.

Camunda Inc. will market our product camunda BPM in North Amercia. Besides FINRA and Sony, there are already several US based enterprise edition customers, and with BP3 and Trisotech, there are also strong partners available for consulting services around camunda.

Please find the full press release here:

Did I mention we are excited? :-)

Webinar: BPMN with camunda BPM

June 18 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

I will give a webinar on July 17 about the best practices around BPMN, especially in terms of business-IT-alignment.

Will this be a camunda BPM pitch as well? Of course :-) But hey, that’s how it goes:

1) Collect 4+ years of intensive consulting experience around BPMN, write a book etc. etc.
2) Discover that the existing BPMS products do not leverage the standards’ potentials
3) Create your own product
4) Brag about it

So if you don’t mind a camunda BPM based webinar about BPMN best practices, register now:

Still not convinced? Maybe if someone else would brag for us?

Our expectations that experts from the business side and IT can work together based on the BPMN 2.0 standards were fully met. camunda is the key player in the development and establishment of the BPMN 2.0 standards. camunda BPM offers us a complete software stack that fully covers our needs.

New Whitepaper: The Zero-Code BPM Myth

June 12 2014 by Jakob Freund · 1 Comment

Yay! We had 400+ registrations for our webinar with Sandy Kemsley, covering the “Zero-Code BPM Myth” and comparing that to a developer-friendly BPM approach like camunda BPM delivers.

In case you missed it, there is a recording:

And there is also a whitepaper! Sandy wrote it and I think it is a very fine piece of work.

Get it here:

As Sandy stressed, there is no “one size fits all”, and of course, there is a use case for “Zero-Code BPM” approaches. In the end, we provide certain zero-code BPM features ourselves, e.g. for rapid prototyping.

But the point is: Way too many managers still think they could sucessfully implement their core business (=> unique, complex) process applications with a 100% model driven (aka Zero-Code) approach. And that’s just nonsense, period.

Hopefully. this content helps you convincing those misled sheep in your company who are still dreaming of getting rid of their software developers. You’re a bank? IT is your core competence. Same goes for insurance companies, Telco providers and many other industries.

You may ignore this, but you can’t ignore the competitors who became aware of that fact early enough. Now who would that be? Make an educated guess.

Webinar: Developer-Friendly BPM

May 26 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

“Buy now! BPM without programming!”

This is how many BPM vendors lure their customers into the ‘zero-code BPM trap’. But as soon as you try to create a solution that goes beyond the vacation workflow from the vendor presentation, the suffering begins.

In this free live webinar, the independant BPM industry expert Sandy Kemsley challenges the ‘Zero-Code BPM Myth’ and how a ‘Developer-Friendly BPM’ approach may not be as tempting, but probably more appropriate for complex process applications.

Date: June 11, 2014
Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST / 8pm CET

Don’t worry if you can’t make it. Register now and get the recording afterwards!

Happy Processing!

camunda BPM Online Training available

May 23 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

Get a camunda BPM training when and where you want. The new self-paced online course is now available.

The course provides praticipants with a head-start needed for creating powerful process applications. It includes more than 6 hours of easy-to-follow training videos, hands-on exercises and lab tutorials as well as weekly 2-hour live sessions (Monday 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CET) with camunda BPM senior consultants, giving participants the opportunity to discuss any questions. All particpiants will be issued with a certificate after passing the final assessment.

A complete overview of the course content is available here:

The course has been developed by Bernd Rücker, Co-CEO and Head of Consulting at camunda and Falko Menge, Senior Consultant at camunda. Together these two have more than 15 years BPM project experience. To take advantage of the vast BPM knowldege pool available at camunda registration for the training is now available on

BPMCon 2014 – Agenda komplett

May 20 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

Was haben LVM Versicherung, DVAG, Provinzial NordWest und Wüstenrot gemeinsam? Sie sprechen am 19. September auf der schönsten BPM-Konferenz des Jahres!

Die diesjährige BPMCon findet in einem spektakulären Bauwerk am Berliner Spreeufer statt. Neben handfesten Berichten aus der Praxis entzaubert die kanadische BPM-Koryphäe Sandy Kemsley den “Mythos Zero Coding BPM”, der Geisterjäger Bernd Rücker bezwingt das Schreckgespenst Case Management, aus dem camunda-Labor kommen spannende Live Demos und alle erwartet ein reger Austausch mit anderen BPM-Enthusiasten, sei es im Birds-of-a-Feather-Workshop oder auf der abendlichen Grillparty auf der Spreeterrasse.

Jetzt anmelden:

So schön ist BPM nur in Berlin – wir sehen uns!

Try out now: camunda BPM Enterprise

May 06 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

Our brand-new Enterprise Edition offers you an extended monitoring of your process instances: You can now find and inspect completed process instances as well as inspect the things that already happened to instances still running.

You can have a look at the visual audit trail in the BPMN diagram, inspect the lifecycle history of completed usertasks and examine how process variables may have changed during process execution.

See for yourself! The 30-days trial edition is free and available right now.

Get it here:

Happy Processing!

Get a free camunda BPM video training

April 27 2014 by Jakob Freund · Leave a reply

We will publish a new online-training for camunda BPM very soon. We’ve been asked for that again and again, which is why I am more than happy that it’s finally available.

There is a little sneak preview available already: You can enjoy the first module (basically a video tutorial) for free!

Get it here:

And have fun!