One of the key achievements in 5.0 is the addition of Business Processes Technology. The Agile Platform for Java EE now unifies the two lifecycles of application development and business process management within a single, integrated environment. The new Embedded Process Automation and a new TaskBox will allow IT to streamline the deployment of new and changed business processes. Finally, the new Business Activity Monitoring module provides key performance indicators so that you can identify which process changes can lead to improved performance.
Check out the BPT technology in action in the Model business processes & workflows demo.
These features are complemented by a large number of important productivity improvements. We have made several enhancements, such as TrueChange On The Fly that now allows real-time validation of the eSpace; both Find and Find Usages now extend to all eSpace elements; an automated rebinding mechanism that automatically replaces a deleted element with a new one; a new Web Editor providing a clearer and more intuitive design through improved WYSIWYG, an improved multilingual support into Service Studio to simplify all translation operations; less 1-Click Publishes required, dramatically faster load and save of eSpaces, and many other additional improvements.
Check out this thread in our forums which has a bunch of short but very cool demos highlighting some of these features.