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Society for the exploitation of ancillary copyrights

Industry: Media
Headquarters: Berlin

Initial Situation

GVL (Society for the utilisation of performance copyrights) represents artists and broadcasters vis-à-vis broadcasters. Rights holders rely on a reliable distribution of royalties based on works used. In the course of the conversion of the billing procedure, a restructuring and consolidation of the extensive data stock became necessary. A modern IT process was particularly important to the client, which is why the Camunda BPM tool emerged as the optimal solution during the initial discussions.


Automatic data analysis and cleansing by implementing complex business rules with BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) and DMN (Decision Model and Notation).
Automatic execution and controlling of data analysis and cleansing processes using Camunda and Camunda Cockpit. Access to enterprise data via a service layer implemented in Talend ESB.


  • Subproject management
  • Establishment of development guidelines and best practices:
    • Development
    • Release
    • Testing
    • Setting the IT landscape
  • Setting up modeling patterns for BPMN and DMN application-specific for the GVL
  • Database optimization for controlling large amounts of data via the Camunda history function

Services and technologies used

  • Scrum
  • Gitflow
  • Git
  • Camunda
  • Apache Tomcat
  • PostgreSQL
  • Spring
  • Maven
  • Java 8


The GVL got an optimal monitoring through the plug-in extension of the Camunda Cockpit for monitoring the decisions made in the engine. The cimt managed to implement a very comprehensive but still manageable set of rules with DMN. This led to an intensive use of the state-of-the-art, department-friendly automation standard DMN for the decision logic.

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