ControlBEAM applications are built using events – whether it is reacting to changes coming from IoT devices, responding to user clicks on mobile apps, or initiating business processes from customer requests. The Vantiq platform enables efficient management and handling of these events.
ControlBEAM's ontology-based, event-driven Commerce platform adds "Simplicity" to "Unified" and "Omnichannel". The platform's unified architecture allows all commerce-related systems to be simply modeled from a common commerce ontology - ensuring interoperable, real-time information and event exchange across departments, business units, and trading partners.
▪ Label and Receipt Design
Design label and receipt formats as Views that can be printed automatically by any event-driven process. Add barcodes, text, lines and borders, and other views as View Elements that are previewed on-screen. Couple data elements to a common commerce ontology for interoperability. New and updated designs are distributed real-time to connected devices.
▪ Data Entry Form Design
Design data entry forms as Views that produce events from user input to trigger event-defined processes. Add text labels, input boxes, and other views as View Elements that are previewed on-screen. Couple input boxes to a common commerce ontology for interoperability. Define input constraints for text and numbers, and selection views for dates, times, and related objects. New and updated designs are distributed real-time to connected devices.
▪ Website Design
Design commerce websites as Views that can incorporate views within views, including data entry forms like Checkout. Design for a desktop format that automatically adjusts to accommodate smaller displays. Couple product and service views to a common commerce ontology for an interoperable marketplace.
▪ Process Design
Design event-driven rules and processes that produce events from triggering events. Design processes that update object state, such as inventory quantities, from changes in object state, such as movement completion. Processes can query in-memory datasets for fast value calculations. New and updated process designs are distributed real-time to connected devices.
▪ Task Management
Event-driven processes can generate role-based tasks to enable human-machine collaboration. Tasks are rendered to human users within Views specific to the tasks being performed. Task completion produces events that are published to connected devices to trigger new events and tasks, enabling task interleaving for optimal productivity.
▪ Party Relationships
Create and manage relationships among parties in the interoperable marketplace. Create a vendor by initiating a request to a marketplace business. Upon approval of the request, a customer/vendor relationship is created, and a secure communication channel is established for real-time, interoperable information and event exchange.
▪ Device Connections
Define connections to role-based devices that participate in event-driven processes. Select from pre-defined roles for location and temperature sensors, and POS and shipping devices that are configured for plug-and-play interoperability. Once connected, a secure communication channel is established for real-time, interoperable event exchange, including events that create and update processes and label and receipt formats.
▪ Supply Chain Event Management
Events published in a common event format (CloudEvents, BEAMevents, or EPCIS) and coupled to a common commerce ontology enable an entire supply chain to interoperate and react in real-time to state changes. Secure communication channels among public clouds and edge devices enable customers and vendors to exchange information and events. Event-driven processes designed as microservices or through ControlBEAM’s commerce platform can produce events that create and fulfill orders down the chain. From farm to beverage, product condition and location can be continually monitored by sensors to ensure food safety and minimize delivery times.
▪ Interoperable Marketplace
The Interoperable Marketplace comprises interoperable businesses, products, and services across all industries. Register a domain name with a participating top-level domain (TLD) that aligns with product and service offerings. Once registered, request a Registrant/Operator party relationship to access the operator’s TLD ontology. Define products and services using the ontology to appear in searches within the interoperable marketplace. Party relationships and product orders can be created from search results.
▪ Event-driven Analytics
Events produced by IoT devices, user clicks, and business processes can be stored in an event ledger to provide an immutable history of state changes. The common format of this ledger allows AI and machine learning engines the ability to continuously learn, detecting patterns and exceptions. From this analysis, event-driven processes can be automatically created and continuously optimized. New and updated processes are distributed real-time to connected devices.
▪ Patented Architecture
ControlBEAM has been awarded six U.S. patents on unique methods incorporated within its BEAM-RT™ event-driven, portable runtime system for edge-to-cloud applications. This system comprises an event and query processor that generate commerce applications, and the platform itself, entirely from an event store, removing the need to code and compile applications. This architecture enables new and updated application Views and Processes to be distributed real-time to connected devices.