PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter May 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

PaaS the knowledge from the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum. As a community member you get access to the conference presentations, demos and hands-on training material. Make us of it, become trained & certified, publish service offerings, host customer cloud test drive events, build proof of concepts based on the Oracle Cloud Platform. In case you could not attend our annual conference attend an upcoming hands-on integration training in Italy & France.

Special thanks to the PaaS Partner community to deliver successful customer projects. Based on the joint customer success, Oracle was recognized in the third year in a row as a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant for enterprise integration platforms as a service. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle API Platform Cloud Service – Enabling the Digital Transformation & Provisioning Oracle API Platform Gateway Nodes using Terraform and Ansible on AWS & A brief look at the evolution of interface protocols leading to modern APIs & Dive Deep into Wells Fargo’s Best Practices for Cloud ERP Integration & Full Podcast Series Now Available – Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy & Integration, Process and Visual Builder & OIC Integration with Netsuite – initial setup and basic troubleshooting & Fetch Email attachments using Microsoft Email adapter in Oracle Integration Cloud & How to use Pick action in OIC Orchestration & Change date time format in Oracle Integration Cloud & Using Integration flows with File Transfers & Microservices Architecture pt.2: Why do we want Microservices architecture? & Getting ready to run SOA on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform & Test Remote Asynchronous Request Response services & Moving SOA to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure& SOA Suite 12c upgrade – Composite DVMs.

In the process & innovation section we published a free online training for using a process within a VBCs application. With the adapters from UiPath and Automation Anywhere, robots can be integrated and used in a process. Blockchains drives digital transformation for investment banks and verifies honey and diamonds. With the Blockchain Platform SDK developers can build solutions local and deploy them in the Oracle cloud.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The May edition highlights presentations and training material from the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum and Oracle is again recognized by Gartner as an integration platform leader. This month’s community webcast will be an update on ERP integration please join our monthly PaaS Partner Community Webcast – May 28th 2019.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity!

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Building your First VBCS Application by John Ceccarelli

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In this lesson, look at building our first app, the simple Expense Report app. We’ll spend a fair amount of time reviewing the artifacts that are created and how we can customize them.

Setting Up the Project

Throughout this series we will be working mostly on one project, Expense Reports. We will start small and eventually incorporate everything from complex server-side rules to Process Cloud Service flows. To start with, we will just import a project that contains the Business Objects and an empty web application.

Importing the Project
  1. Download this ZIP to your computer.
  2. Click Import > Import from File
  3. Drag the ExpenseReportStarting.zip file into the dialog
  4. Give the file any name you want, I suggest ExpenseReport YourName
  1. Click Import.

Adding the List

  1. Click the project to open it.
  2. In the left panel, click the Web Applications node. Then expand flows -> main and click main-start. The page opens in the Page Designer.
  3. Drop a List View onto the page.
  4. Read the complete article here.

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OIC Process & VB CS Part 3 – Starting a Process and Workspace by Niall Commiskey

image Here is my simple process –

The process has 2 start events –
1. Form driven
2. Message Driven
So I can kick off this process as follows

Read the complete article here.

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Evolution of Business Process Modeling by Eduardo Chiocconi

imageIt has been a while since I wrote about the different process types, and why there is not a single silver bullet process modeling styles. If you want to read more about my first write up, you can follow this link to read more: Not all processes are created the same.

Structured Business Processes

In the early days of our business process automation space, the incumbent process modeling experience was mostly using flow diagrams. These flow models layed out a well defined set of business process steps (aka: activities) whose primary purpose was the capture best practices and standard procedures. These procedures needed to be followed in the organization that adopted them. When these structured business process models were implemented in a BPMS (Business Process Management Systems) solution, the implementing organization got a means to digitize these standard procedures and how they wanted to run their business processes and enforce execution all across. Not only business processes followed a very strict recipe, but in highly regulated industries, it offered the a way to check the audit trail records for each business process transaction, helping reduce risk and enforce compliance to policies and regulations. As structured flow diagrams became more mainstream and multiple products offered their own flavor of notation (also with their own notation interpretation), the BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) standard offered a common and agreed way to document business processes. This important standardization step also brought some order in the space, and helped BPMS vendors to focus efforts in supporting this business process modeling de-facto standard (or a good subset of it really!). Examples of these business process type include onboarding new customers (this is an across the board use case but very common in finance and insurance), managing approvals across different domains like order discounts and performing the multiple necessary validation steps before some coverage can be granted. Bottom line, examples exists in every industry and with varied complexities.

Unstructured Business Processes

But not all processes are the same! While structured flow-based business processes are indeed a great tool in the toolbox, this notation does not serve well other types of business processes that are completely unstructured or follow a more relaxed set of dependencies. The sequence and order in which process steps or activities are executed is determined every time there is an event in the process and this really goes against the structured and deterministic model we talked on the first section. In this unstructured modeling style, business process steps or activities are not connected via arrows or transitions. Each activity has an activation and termination expression or rule. These rules can refer to other activities or also make reference to the specific data defined for this business process (for example service type, place of origination, specific SLAs, etc). This new way of defining dependencies really allow a BPMS engine to execute following an event drive mode since each time something happens to the process (for example another step is executed), the BPMS engine needs to determine which activities need to be activated (and also likely terminated). As certain events occur for a process instance, the process has the ability to reconfigure itself and determine a new path. Read the complete article here.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter April 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

This month community newsletter focus on the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum which took place April 8th– 12th in Spain. As part of this newsletter you get access to the conference presentations, demos and hands-on training material. Make us of it, become trained & certified, publish service offerings, host customer cloud test drive events, build proof of concepts based on the Oracle Cloud Platform.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The April edition is a summary of the #PaaSForum.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity!

To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsApril2019 (OPN Account required).

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Getting Started with Transformational Technologies Today

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Three new ways to drive your business forward.

From personal computing to the dawn of the internet and the evolution of mobile devices, new have helped to transform the world we live in. Now, the emergence of three transformational technologies is changing work, government, society—even our lives. Implement these transformational technologies in the enterprise and you can build leaner business processes, develop

innovative products, automate tasks, and minimize costs. Read the complete article here.

 

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Robotics Process Automation & Process Cloud Service partner resource kit (by UiPath & Oracle)

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Overview

Useful links:

And here 5 steps the download the latest Community Edition of our Studio + Robot and get some hands on experience

  1. Download community edition of UiPath
  2. Sign up for our UiPath Academy and take all free online courses
  3. For any support and help use the UiPath forum
  4. When you have installed the Studio Community Edition register your first tenant in our Azure UiPath Orchestrator version.
  5. Once you have undergone the core trainings and you have set up your Studio and Robot for the community Edition, registered your orchestration tenant in the Azure Orchestrator version. You can start testing the REST API to the orchestrator to activate the robots. Here is the detailed API documentation.

Get the complete kit here.

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How robotics can humanise your workforce by Barry O’Reilly

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Previously in this blog series, we’ve explored some examples of how businesses and software vendors are using automated intelligence (AI) and application programming interfaces (APIs) to innovate with disparate data sources—combining them to deliver greater value for customers and workforces.

Another area of innovation that’s improving the way organisations go about their business and the way they serve their customers is robotic process automation (RPA). For many, when they think of RPA, they think of large, cumbersome mechanical processes augmented by robots and industrial machinery. But take a moment to consider how many repetitive, low-value, mechanical and time-consuming—yet essential—tasks are carried out by members of your workforce.

What is RPA?

For some time, one of the main barriers to automation has been the ability to replicate human operations for repetitive tasks. RPA bridges this gap with robots that are easy to train, don’t require changes to your underlying legacy systems, and—crucially—can execute flawlessly. Beyond the physical robotic applications that we’re perhaps more familiar with, software robots can also be trained to log into a system, enter information, port data between SaaS and on-premise applications, and commit transactions—just as human operators would do.

So what about your business? How many of your daily business operations—the tasks and processes you perform routinely—could now be taken over or enhanced with RPA? And if your workforce was relieved of the burden of those tasks, how would you take advantage of the extra resource made available?

RPA in action

Consider these two cases in point. US-based broadcast group, Sinclair, implemented its ‘One Sinclair Experience’ transformation after a period of major merger and acquisition activity. Their aim was to provide a simple, tablet-based interface for marketing consultants to sell their national solutions at a local level—comprised of offerings from across all the newly acquired companies. The resulting tablet-ready experience uses RPA as part of a solution that’s drawn together back office services from across all the companies, resulting in 12x faster process and 45% lower total costs. Read the complete article here.

 

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Thanks for attending the Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019

imageThanks for your huge investment to spend a week attending the Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum 2019 in Spain. Partners are key for Oracle’s PaaS & Fusion Middleware growth – Thanks for your Specialization & Contribution. Special thanks to all presenters and trainers your content rocks! With 785 attendee days the conference is the largest PaaS partner event in EMEA.

During the community day partners and ACEs presented best practices and customer success stories. As part of the business & OPN track partners received the latest updates on cloud pricing, marketing services to promote your service offerings, and the WEDO showcases. On Tuesday Ed Zou and Martijn Vlek introduced in their keynote the Oracle Cloud Platform including a blockchain and a visual builder live demonstration. The Oracle product management team updated you on the latest PaaS innovations like processes with embedded machine learning, integration SDK, digital assistant, content and experience cloud with embedded virtual reality and APIs. On Wednesday attendees could choose from four different track: Enterprise Process & Integration or Development tools & DevOps or Application Development or an Innovation track. For SaaS partners we offer a virtual Innovate, Extend and Integrate SaaS tack. Special thanks to Lucas Jellema and the ACE team who wrapped up the conference with a showcase using multiple PaaS services to build a shopping solution live on stage. Within the last two days different hands-on trainings take place. A two days integrate, innovate and Extend SaaS workshop. A two days Hackathon to build a rapid prototype. Or 12 different half day labs where attendees could make their own choice.

As a summery and call to action we would like to invite you to:

For some impressions please see twitter here and visit our Facebook page.

In case you could not attend in Spain all presentations and training material will become available at our community workspace (membership required).

 

Thanks for attending the conference & labs and a good trip home.

Jürgen Kress

 

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2019

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

As part of the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum April 8th to 12th 2019 we offer free hands-on trainings to become a cloud expert. You can choose either the two days Innovate SaaS (brand new content) workshop a two days Hackathon workshop or choose between several half day PaaS hands-on labs. The goal of these trainings is to prepare you for customer implementations and to become a certified implementation specialist. Lab topics include: Integration Cloud, Cases & Machine Learning & RPA, API CS, Lifecycle of Microprofile application development with Helidon.io, Managing and Deploying WebLogic Server into Kubernetes cluster, Serverless Application Development with Oracle Functions. Oracle JET, Visual Builder Cloud Service & SaaS, Content & Experience Cloud, Digital Assistant, Blockchain. For details please visit the registration page here.

In case you can’t make it to Spain attend one of our upcoming workshops to Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS in Espoo, Palma, Riyadh and London. All hands-on trainings require an Oracle free cloud trial. To request a free 30 days cloud trial, which can be extended or an additional month, please add yourself to our community wiki:

PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required).

You can promote, free of charge, your service offerings and solutions at the Oracle solution catalog and cloud marketplace. Now you can provision images, publish in the marketplace, in the Oracle cloud infrastructure.

Innovate, extend and integrate SaaS is one of our most successful sales plays. For successful SaaS integration please read the Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS and OIC for HCM. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Integration with API less Systems – Leveraging RPA – Definitive Tip #10 & Application services governance with API Platform in the GDPR compliance example & API Caching with the Oracle API Platform & Welcoming OpenAPI 3.0 to Apiary & Rain or Shine, Oracle Integration Has You Covered free on-demand training & Oracle Integration Cloud UiPath Connector & New Names for Oracle Integration Cloud Products & Integration: Heart of the Digital Economy Podcast Series – Moving Data to the Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse & Call REST API in Service Bus 12.2.1.2 (JSON Request/Response).

In the process & innovation section we offer a free on-demand training to introduce the Create a Decision Model for Your Business Process and Tom published an article about What are Embeddable Oracle Integration Cloud Process Components? Attend the Hitachi and Oracle Industry 4.0 – Believe the Hype webinar.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights the Oracle OpenWorld and Code One call for papers and the emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum, This month’s I will be on-holiday, take the opportunity to watch one of our community webcast on-demand here.

 

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