John Reynolds, IBM. A process or activity always takes place within a wider Business Context, and multiple BPM solutions often share common Business Contexts. Data-Centric BPM from IBM injects Business Context into BPM at the highest level to simplify the design and implementation of solutions. Business Context Data lives within the BPM platform but outside the context of any specific process. We start by making the richly defined data that describes the business context a first class citizen within BPM. We go further by implementing a facade between the richly defined BPM data and the real data that lives in multiple Enterprise repositories.