Features

Unified work center
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Use Solutions Business Manager's centralized workspace to view and track your own work items as well as collaborate with team members. Uniquely, SBM aggregates application views to optimize enterprise-wide reporting and insight.

Kanban view
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Visualize and monitor the flow of work items in a team environment to simplify team communication. Customize columns, establish work-in-progress limits, and drag and drop tasks as they progress through the workflow. Kanban view accommodates external feeds, providing a unified view of all work items regardless of source.

Backlog views
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Quickly define, prioritize, and decompose project work from one or more feeds into configurable backlogs. Team members can focus on the highest-priority work for more productivity and efficiency.

Report center
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In this catalog of all reports, you can refine your search to quickly locate information and mark certain files as favorites if desired, and then schedule or run them in real time. Select from different report types—including heat maps and donut charts—and optimize ways to visualize your data.

Smart search
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Initiate a global search across all applications, delivering multifaceted results for easy and dynamic filtering.

Calendaring
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Incorporate feeds from different calendars to get a unified view into all the scheduling events across projects.

Real-time notifications
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Save time and increase user satisfaction by getting notified of key actions and items. You can be notified via email or SMS without ever having to leave the system.

SBM mobile client
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Enjoy mobile access to SBM from Android or iOS smartphones and enable any process app for mobile. Designers can choose which apps are available for mobile, as well as which fields and actions are displayed.

Rapidly create process-based applications
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Using SBM Composer, quickly map out work management processes, use swimlanes to organize activities performed by different roles, and define device-responsive forms supporting steps in the process. With strong integration options and rich decision capabilities, you can rapidly deliver customer-facing process applications.

Read more about custom process apps ›

Find shared apps or upload your own ›

Process orchestration from start to finish

Rapidly create process-based applications for human and system work management. You can adapt these apps to your company's or department's specific processes, and their ease of use encourages user and stakeholder adoption. Universal use of your process app help ensures compliance and governance, while built-in reporting and auditing makes compliance problems visible right away.

Ultra-agile development and deployment capabilities

Visually compose app processes through drag-and-drop layout of workflow, forms, and orchestrations in SBM Composer. Automate the versioning, promotion, deployment responsiveness, and delivery speed. With minimal admin and development staffing, you can fast-track the definition and implementation of process apps for IT Development and Operations.

Smooth sailing for process stakeholders

Solutions Business Manager supports deep process orchestration, and the work center allows stakeholders to engage via feeds and social views. Calendars and backlog feeds provide well-rounded views into work items and work queues. Rich reporting and auditing deliver process visibility, including insight into bottlenecks.

Extensible workflow processes and versatile workspace

SBM's unique Kanban view enables you to customize your workflow to fit the size of your business. More flexibility is offered through the unified work center, which offers versatile collaboration between team members and stakeholders. Business constantly demands new services, and the versatility, flexibility, and extensibility of the SBM platform ensures rapid creation and delivery of new services.

UPDATES IN LATEST VERSION
Solutions Business Manager 11.3
Folders and Quick Links
Folders and Quick Links

Folders and quick links enable users to organize and quickly retrieve items, forms, views, reports, and Web pages. In addition, folders can be kept private or shared with other users.

SBM System Analysis
SBM System Analysis

With Real-Time Monitoring, you can view the status of runtime resources or a summary of monitored properties. SBM can also alert you when values exceed a configured threshold. With Run-Time Statistics, you can run reports to track usage for applications and orchestrations, plus view and analyze statistics on report execution and usage by end users.

External Communication
External Communication

To increase inbound interaction, external (non-SBM) users can submit items via email. Outbound, an SBM user can send an email to an external user, optionally using a pre-populated template, and the Email Recorder will process that user's reply.

Solutions Business Manager Community
SBM custom process apps
SBM custom process apps

Over 1,600 organizations have deployed applications using SBM. They built custom workflows to solve business and IT challenges, and some of them have shared these process templates with the Micro Focus community.

View examples of Micro Focus-built and customer-built workflows ›

Download the SBM process apps data sheet ›

Connect with our community
Connect with our community

Meet up with other Solutions Business Manager users at Serena Central, a Micro Focus online community. Build, learn, and connect with other customers and prospects who want to get the most out of their tools.

Explore Serena Central ›

Find out what SBM users are discussing right now ›

Why choose Solutions Business Manager?

Manual vs. automated

Stop tackling your business processes manually—automation is easier than you think. Learn why and how to automate your workflows using Solutions Business Manager.

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See Solutions Business Manager in action

Take a video tour of the SBM report center; then watch a series of short demos to learn how to customize SBM reports, views, backlogs, and forms.

"With the [Micro Focus] solution, we are able to automate what we are actually doing. We don't define our processes by the tools we use, but by the way we want to do business."
Tyson Faircloth   /   Program Manager,  CACI