ERP-Driven Design

When a company elects to use an ERP application, it is getting an application that already makes assumptions about the inputs and outputs it will receive. To insert such an application into an existing business process, the company must first determine where it will fit and what it will replace and redo the existing process so that it interfaces with the new ERP application. In effect, this is the reverse of what happens when a company redesigns a process and then asks an IT group to create an application that will take inputs generated by the process and make designated outputs.

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In this short demo Dr Michael Rowley explains how you can use BPMN 2.0 primatives to quickly model your processes in the ActiveVOS Designer.

A quick tour of ActiveVOS Designer.

A quick tour of ActiveVOS Designer

A demonstration of BPMN modeling techniques and best practices in ActiveVOS Designer

Download the BPEL Basics ActiveVOS Designer project

A demonstration of BPMN modeling techniques and best practices in ActiveVOS Designer

How to make executable BPMN models ready for deployment in ActiveVOS

Learn how to test your process models before putting them into production

Learn about versioning considerations for processes, versioning WSDL and XML Schema, and artifact import strategies

Design Guide for Quote Processing sample

The Web-based Screenflow Designer provides the domain expert with a truly simple environment for building screenflows that allow any employee to be as, or even more effective, than the most productive employee. Continuous improvement can go from being a buzzword to a reality as the time of taking an idea for an improvement to full deployment drops to mere minutes. The result is a more efficient business that is more predictable and provides greater visibility into what is going on.

This video provides a short overview the innovative Web-based Screenflow Designer (formerly called Socrates).

CTO Tuesdays reached a significant milestone this week with its 50th episode. So to commemorate this occasion Michael Rowley unveiled a brand new capability called the Web-based Screenflow Designer (formerly Socrates). This innovative feature was designed to enable business users and domain experts to build simple, yet powerful web applications that guide to successful outcomes. These applications can be used for troubleshooting, diagnostics, up sell promotions or refund processes. In fact screenflows are useful for any customer service situation that requires a user to ask questions and receive answers in order to reach a good resolution. So sit back and watch how Michael effortlessly puts this innovative capability through its paces during its world premiere.

In this episode of CTO Tuesdays, Michael Rowley debated how guidance trees offered a new paradigm for creating guided applications. He discussed what could be done with a guidance tree and explained how the metaphor simplified the design process over other approaches such as workflow and process modeling. Michael also demonstrated how the new paradigm could be leveraged in a powerful yet elegant manner to simplify the creation and manipulation of these trees. We ended the session with a very lively Q&A with the audience offering lots of comments, questions and viewpoints.

Watch this video to learn how to use the Web-based Screenflow designer (formerly Socrates) to create, publish and run your first Screenflow application in just 5 minutes.

In previous episodes, Michael Rowley explained how the Web-based Screenflow Designer (formerly Socrates) simplified the design of screenflow applications through the innovative concept of guidance trees. In this episode, Michael also demonstrated how the Web-based Screenflow Designer also simplifies how the data is used. We saw how screenflows could call automated steps, but unlike technologies that have come before, did not require the designer to map input and output parameters to variables. This unique approach allowed the domain expert to focus on creating the guidance tree logic and delegated the complexity of data mapping to the developer instead.

Get to know the Web-based Screenflow Designer (formerly Socrates) through an in depth live demonstration. The Web-based Screenflow Designer dramatically changes the way IT and domain experts collaborate to create prescriptive applications, in minutes with little training or technical skills. A Q&A concludes the session.

Related Terms

Business Process Design or Redesign