ActiveVOS Designer Features

Process Designer

ActiveVOS Designer is a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) that allows you to quickly develop, test and deploy process automation applications. Its rich set of productivity tools and advanced wizards make it easy to create executable process models and orchestrations that conform to business process modeling notation (BPMN) 2.0, business process execution language (BPEL 2.0) and WS-HumanTask open standards. See more.

Standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0 modeler eliminates proprietary notation.

No round-trip issues. No conversion of BPMN models to intermediate artifacts because BPMN models are directly executed as BPEL 2.0.

The process designer provides full support of BPMN 2.0 constructs including loops, decisions, interrupting and non-interrupting execution events following the arrival of message, timer, error and compensation events.

Modeling in both structured and unstructured modes. Structured modeling accelerates the creation of new processes and permits the rapid modification of existing ones, while unstructured modeling makes it easy to organize models into swimlanes.

The process designer promotes broad collaboration of model-based development across architects, business analysts and developers. Hide this content.

Reports Designer

ActiveVOS Designer contains a comprehensive report creation environment that lets you develop text or graphical reports and deploy them to the process server. See more.

Productivity tools include project templates to accelerate the report development process. The templates contain the entire configuration details needed for creating reports, the database connection information, as well as style elements for the layout and display.

Schedule reports and email the completed report to a specific user and/or a distribution list.

Available report formats include HTML, .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt, and .xml. Hide this content.

Service-Enabled Forms Designer

Build compelling user interfaces with a drag-and-drop interface. See more.

Direct integration with WSDL services allows the incorporation of data and form-input from third-party services into new processes.

Automatically generate process initiation, lookup and task forms conforming to HTML and JavaScript standards that leverage the full power of AJAX.

Service definition import captures validation rules, enumerated types and pattern restrictions that are enforced at runtime.

Accessibility, cross-browser and internationalization are built-in and fully supported. Hide this content.

Service-based Integration

Built-in integration and connectivity bindings support for SOAP/HTTP, JMS and REST means code-free integration without requiring an enterprise service bus (ESB). In addition use the service discovery feature to find and reuse existing enterprise data service assets. See more.

Built-in Data Access Service. Incorporate non-Web data sources via flexible bindings to EJB's, JMS, REST, and Java classes (POJO's), even though they do not expose Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) interfaces. Hide this content.

Integrated Data Driven Testing, Debugging and Simulation

Developers and QA teams use a common environment and framework that reduces integration and unit testing efforts. See more.

You can run BUnit test cases and suites directly from the process designer.

Local and remote debugging is supported via the integrated debugger.

In addition off-line unit testing is fully supported.

Create sample data to test different paths in the process.

Run BUnit and BSuite from the command line via Ant scripts.

Integrates with continuous integration frameworks such as the Hudson CI engine. Hide this content.

Wizard-based Packaging and Deployment

Deployment wizards are easy to use and speed deployment by guiding you to provide endpoint references and policy assertions for all of the services used in your processes. See more.

Use wizard-based, push-button features to minimize the risk of runtime incompatibilities by incrementally building and deploying discrete versions of a business process application.

Deployment versioning capabilities that make it easy to keep the old process and services running even after deploying a new version.

Process can be automatically and remotely deployed to a target server either from ActiveVOS Designer or across multiple environments via an ANT script. Hide this content.

Data Productivity Tools

ActiveVOS provides a range of data productivity and visualization tools to accelerate your development speed. See more.

Expression builders help you visually specify what data is needed in each activity and guides you through XPath and XQuery statement generation with point-and-click ease.

The relationship view shows you a graphical representation of dependencies and references of BPEL, WSDL, XSD, and other artifacts in relation to the file open in the editor. Using this view, you can track the location of WSDL and XSD imports and other artifacts that are in the workspace. Hide this content.

Automatic Documentation Generation

Save time by automatically generating process documentation directly from the ActiveVOS self-documenting BPMN models. The resulting documents summarize the business participants and activities in a process.

Human Task Integration

Allows developers to use the ActiveVOS WS-HumanTask and Identity services to build unique and custom task clients. See more.

Get started quickly using the SDK's JavaDoc and samples. Hide this content.

Visio Import

Get your process automation projects off to a flying start by leveraging your pre-existing Microsoft Visio documents. In many cases simply use the "Import Visio" feature to create "baseline" BPMN models, from which to begin your ActiveVOS automation project. See more.

Compatible with Microsoft Visio Premium 2010, BPMN stencil. Hide this content.