The guys from the Petals BPM team just released a new alpha version of Petals BPM, a Web-based, open source BPM modeler.
New features mainly deals with collaboration and choregraphy design which are part of BPMN 2.0 specification. A complete release note is available at http://research.petalslink.org/display/petalsbpm/PetalsBPM+v1.0-alpha-3+release+note.
There is also a deployment module which allows to deploy your workflow directly to a SOA infrastructure. This is what I explained last year during the last OW2Con conference:
- Model your process
- Import services from your services infrastructure with the help of the governance module
- Create mappings between model and services
- Deploy the ‘runtime model’ to the infrastructure
- Run it!
So what if the services infrastructure is in the Cloud? You ‘simply’ run your business process in the Cloud, from the design phase to the runtime one.
While waiting for this all-in-cloud solution, you can start looking and trying Petals BPM directly at http://bpmneditor.ebmwebsourcing.com/ or download it at http://research.petalslink.org/display/petalsbpm/Downloads
Feel free to contact developers at http://research.petalslink.org/display/petalsbpm/Community or on the Petals Forum.