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Imixs-BPMN Modelling Tool 1.4.4 Released!

With the latest version 1.4.4. of the BPMN modelling Tool Imixs-BPMN, the open source project ‘Imixs-Workflow‘ provides several enhancements in modelling human centric workflows. Among other new features it is now possible to model scheduled events on a working day basis. This allows scheduling events in individual time frames ignoring weekends. Another enhancement is the visualisation of custom task properties. ACL settings or custom editor settings are now visualized by info icons. Also the Process-ID of a Imixs-Task element is now displayed in the graphical representation of a BPMN model.


Some bug fixes align the new release with the latest version of Eclipse BPMN2 for the Mars Release. The new version can be downloaded and installed from the Eclipse Marketplace. Further information about the BPMN modelling tool can be found on the project homepage  Take also a look into the tutorial “How to Create a Workflow Model“.


Imixs Joins Docker!

The Imixs-Workflow Project is now joining Docker. We provide a first image for a Wildfly application server container. This image will be used as a base for Imixs-Workflow projects like Imixs-Office-Workflow.

Read more about the imixs/wildfly container here. 


Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0 – Final Release

These days we released the latest version of Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0. The new release contains the following enhancements and bugfixes:

  • Enhancement: RestClient supports fileupload (Post request)
  • Enhancement: XMLItem supports Map and List values
  • Enhancement: EntityTableWriter supports formating item values
  • Enhancement: WorkflowKernel enhanced logging for followup activities
  • Enhancement: FieldMapping of BPMN models supports now static mapping of user groups
  • Enhancement: Removed TinyMCE support
  • Bugfix: ItemCollection setItemValue – handle list with null values throws exception
  • Bugfix: FileUpload Controller is now thread/session safe
  • Bugfix: EntityService saveEntity fixed wrong datastsructure durng multiple updates in one transaction
  • Bugfix: new Pug-In Exception when item tag is not closed in activity result

You can download the latest version from the Maven repository or GitHub.


BPMN modeling for martians!

Version 1.2.4 of the Eclipse BPMN2 Modeller Plug-In is now available for Eclipse Mars. The new release provides a lot of improvements and bug fixes. See the New & Noteworthy page for what’s new in Eclipse BPMN2 Modeller. The latest version can be installed from the Updatesite.
Version 1.2.4 can be installed together with the Imixs-BPMN Plug-In which is providing extensions to deploy a BPMN 2.0 model into the Imixs-Workflow Engine. Imixs-Workflow is an open source workflow engine for human-centric business process management (BPM) based on the Java EE technology stack. Read more about Imixs-Workflow here.


Imixs-BPMN- new Update available

Today we released a new minor update of the Imixs-BPMN Modelling Plugin for BPMN 2.0. This update contains some layout improvements and also updates to the latest Mars release 1.2.3 of the BPMN2 Plugin.

The new Imixs-BPMN Plugin now also provides a new feature to model schedule events by defining a time-period/delay in workdays. This new modelling feature will be supported with the next upcoming release of Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0.

The plugin can be installed from the Eclipse Marketplace or from the Imixs Update Site:

The latest BPMN2 Plugin for Eclipse Mars can be installed from:


Imixs-Workflow Version 3.6. released

This week we released the new version 3.6 of Imixs-Workflow. Version 3.6.1 includes several bug fixes and new features:

  • The AccessPlugin is now no longer merging the acl settings from process and activity entities
  • The OwnerPlugin supports now updating owner settings on task level
  • The ldap- and mail-plugins are moved into the new Imixs-Adapter project
  • New Lucene-Plugin provides an improved concurrency behavior
  • BPMNModelHandler did no longer import extensions with the property txtname
  • ModelService – findEnvironmentEntity – bugfix query implementation
  • LoginController supports now a better testing of user roles
  • Support Java 8 Compatibility (Scriptengine-Switch from Rhino to Nashorn)
  • BPMN Parser is now supporting collaboration diagrams with multiple workflow groups

The new release is also part of the latest version of Imixs-Office-Workflow.

Development News

Imixs Provides New Maven Repository

The Imixs-Workflow project now provides a new public Maven Repositoy on GitHub. The repository is part of the Imixs-Workflow subprojects which are hosted under GitHub/imixs.

The artefacts deployed into the imixs-mvn-repo are mainly used for the open source workflow platform ‘Imixs-Office-Workflow‘. All new artefacts which are not available on the maven central repository will be deployed into the public repository. Artefacts will be available from the current version 2.5 and future versions.

The public repository can be configured into a maven project as follows:




Digital Fleet Management with Imixs-Workflow

Vehicles and mobility gain an increasing importance in the modern economy – a trend despite of digitalisation and networking. Many sectors of the economy use vehicles as an essential resource in the value creation process. Not only in the logistic industry the fleet management becomes increasingly important for companies. Digital fleet management saves costs and optimizes the usage of company cars. One example is the car-sharing in ecologically-thinking enterprises. So, business processes around mobility are playing an important role in the chain of economic value added. read more »


Imixs-Workflow Becomes Member of OW2

OW2_Logo_EvolutionThe Imixs-Workflow project is now a Member of the OW2. OW2 is an independent, global, open-source software community. OW2 promotes the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications, cloud computing platforms and provieds a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 developments follow a flexible, component-based approach. These components range from specific software frameworks, protocols and applications through to integrated, service-oriented platforms for enterprise computing.

Imixs-Workflow was selected by the OW2 consortium – an independent non-profit organization – to join the OW2 organisation which is open to companies, public organizations, academia and individuals.

OW2 is committed to growing a community of open source code developers. The organization is dedicated to the creation of new technology: original code development is one of its fundamental characteristics. OW2 champions the tenets of quality and usability of its software in the open source enterprise marketplace. It fosters a common technical architecture to be shared by its members and to facilitate the implementation of its technology by systems integrators and end-users.

All the OW2 projects aim at facilitating the development, deployment and management of distributed applications with a focus on open source middleware and related development and management tools. In the open source software value chain, OW2 is positioned as an industry platform facilitating interaction between open source code Producers and open source code Consumers.

The Imixs-Workflow Project is available from the OW2 Project Dashboard.



BMW Nordic – Flexible Business Process Management

In cooperation with the BMW AG Nordic the Imixs software solutions GmbH is implementing a centralized workflow management solution for the locations of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. The goal of the solution is to improve the exchange of business data and processes between the different locations. As typically for a workflow management system the solution allows to organize different document flows to be approved within the organisation and to optimize transactions between different locations aligned to the existing company policies.

The Imixs Software Solutions GmbH was commissioned with the development of this software solution which should be based on a flexible workflow engine to fulfill the demanding requirements. With the Open Source workflow engine ‘Imixs-Workflow’ the solution provides a central workflow platform which guarantees a continuous improvement of all involved business processes. The core concepts of the Imixs-Workflow engine are:

  • speed up the entire process flows
  • transparency for all employees at various locations
  • reduce the time to implement new process flows and changes
  • improve the quality of internal business processes.

With the help of the Imixs-Workflow solution, it was possible for BMW Nordic to fasten the total development process and to increase the transparency for all employees. With the beginning of implementing a new business process, first individual process models were designed describing the different phases and responsibilities within the organisation. Based on this abstract process model the development of a technical workflow model begins which can be deployed immediately into the productive environment. To resolve the responsibilities during a workflow the Imxis-Workflow engine implements different adapters to interact with the HR systems providing organisation information. So the Imxis-Workflow engine is able to send notifications and grant individual access to different process instances within the different locations. The access control is one of the core features of Imxis-Workflow which allows the design of complex workflow models also in large enterprises. Imixs uses a Eclipse based BPMN modelling tool to develop business processes in a process driven architecture.

So with the Imixs-Workflow framework and a modern Web interface the BMW Nordic BPM solution could be used already productive after a short test period. The Imixs GmbH specializes in the development of workflow management systems. A central goal of the Imixs GmbH is to design workflow solutions in a way that changes to the business process can be made without having to adjust the software itself.