Process Cloud Service (PCS) – Release 16.1.3 (February) and Process Mobile App 2.0 is available

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What’s New!

  • New Pricing Metrics
  • Sample Apps
  • Process Conversations
  • Enhanced Local and Remote App Deployment
  • New Tablet App
  • Start Process App from Mobile

New Pricing Metrics:

PCS pricing has moved to a 3-tier hosted named user model to accommodate varying levels of process service interaction from those who require full access to composition and management capabilities, to participants assigned review and approval tasks, to those whose interactions are limited to making service requests. This new pricing model helps maintain competitive pricing in use cases where there are large numbers of casual users. Below are the subscription pricing details. Metered pricing uses the same metrics at 2x the cost.

Oracle Process Cloud:

· $100 per Hosted Named User per Month

· Defined as a named user who can access analytics, compose applications and manage lifecycle

· Required minimum of 10 Users, 12-Months minimum contract

· Requires Oracle Process Cloud – Participant User

Oracle Process Cloud – Participant User:

· $30 per Hosted Named User per Month

· Defined as a named user who can participate in process approvals and tracking

· Required minimum of 10 Users, 12-Months minimum contract

· Requires Oracle Process Cloud

Oracle Process Cloud – Invocation User:

· $3 per Hosted Named User per Month

· Defined as a named user who can initiate a process and query status and notifications

· No minimum required – minimum of 100 Users if purchased, 12-Months minimum contract

· Requires Oracle Process Cloud

Sample Apps:

Sample Apps provide a quick and easy way to create and configure fully functional Process Apps with minimal technical knowhow. PCS includes a catalog of predefined ready to run Sample Apps that can be used both to provide first time designers a quick introduction to creating Process Apps and Business IT users easy to configure tailor made apps for a variety of use cases. IT and partners can publish their Process Apps as Sample Apps with specific pre-defined configurations allowing Business IT to quickly create, configure and deploy tailor made Process Apps.

Process Conversations:

Process Apps now support the addition of a process level conversation within the context of assigned tasks to allow stakeholders and participants to collaborate and streamline getting work done. Process Conversations also support various options to configure process activity stream messages that automatically update the conversation with process milestones.

Enhanced Local and Remote App Deployment:

Process App deployment has been enhanced to support complete segregation of test and production data. Test and Player functionality has been simplified to allow designers to either step through the Process App one activity at a time or run the Process App from the Workspace in Test Mode to experience the app from the perspective of an end-user. Production deployment has been enhanced to support deploying the Process App to the local environment or directly to remote environments.

New Tablet App:

A new universal Process Mobile App now supports native tablet form factors for both iOS and Android platforms. The tablet app takes advantage of the larger screen real-estate to provide an improved experience for managing tasks and initiating process requests.

Start Process App from Mobile:

Process participants can now remotely initiation process requests directly from their mobile App. Onboard camera support allows the user to capture pictures that are uploaded to Documents Cloud Service and displayed in context to downstream task participants.

Learn More:

Learn more about Oracle Process Cloud Service at https://cloud.oracle.com/process

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PCS: Form rules in human tasks by Rubén Rodríguez Santiago

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Having this simple form. We can navigate to rules clicking on the marked button.

For each of the elements we have a number of properties or events that we can manage,
For example we can manage form load event, or get if a field value is valid…

To build the rules we have to use JavaScript and we can get code snippets if we click on the button next to each of the properties.

Let’s build a couple of rules so you can see how easy it is.
Having this combo with this value.

We can build a rules that populates that combo and also add some kind of value change listener so if its value is "Spain" we can set the country code in Telephone field.
If we have any syntax errors, will be displayed in the bottom of the editor. Read the complete article here.

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PCS: Starting a process instance remotely by Rubén Rodríguez Santiago

 

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While implementing an Oracle Process Cloud Service PoC we had the requirement to allow users to start an instance using a form in their custom mobile application and also using the workspace.

We have a ‘Form Start Event’ so users can start the instance thought the workspace. We also added a ‘Message Start Event’ in order to publish it as a web service.

Having that process deployed, if we head to ‘Deployed Applications’ in workspace main page.

And click on the button in ‘Actions’ column.

We can see the web services exposed.

If we use that wsdl url in soapui we see that we have 2 operations, one for each of the start events.

Executing both, we can see that even using ‘Form Start Event’ we can start a process instance remotely as an operation is automatically created in the web service, so we can remove the ‘Message Start Event’ as we can meet both requirements just using the ‘Form Start Event’. Read the complete article here.

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Video – How to build a Process Cloud Service Application (Business Travel Requests) in 40 minutes – Final Part – Wrapping it Up! by Jose Rodrigues

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Welcome to Red Maverick’s sixth video, the third of the Business Travel Request Management Series. In this series we’ll guide you on how to build a complete, working BPM application using  Oracle’s Process Cloud Service. For this part, the focus is on doing the final configurations and connecting all the dots, making the application fully functional. This scenario and video was first prepared by me for Link Consulting‘s Process Cloud event, that was held in July 2015. Watch the video here.

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Using Oracle Process Mobile Application by Waslley Souza

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When you are using the Oracle Process Cloud Service, you can use the Oracle Process Mobile Application on your mobile device to start a new process or access the task list to approve or reject the tasks assigned to you.

In this post, we will start a new process through the Oracle Process Mobile Application, approve the task assigned to a user and see the history of the process in Oracle Process Cloud Service from a web browser on a desktop computer.

First of all, download and install the application on your mobile device.

Configure the application.
In the Host field, I used the URL for my Oracle Process Cloud Service Workspace. Read the complete article here.

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Video – How to build a Process Cloud Service Application (Business Travel Requests) in 40 minutes – Part III – Business Rules Setup by Jose Rodrigues

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Welcome to Red Maverick’s fifth video, the third of the Business Travel Request Management Series.

In this series we’ll guide you on how to build a complete, working BPM application using  Oracle’s Process Cloud Service.

For this part, the focus is on setting Business Rules using Oracle’s PCS, to fine tune the process flow path, depending on process data.

This scenario and video was first prepared by me for Link Consulting‘s Process Cloud event, that was held in July 2015. Watch the video here.

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Basic integration of Process Cloud Service with Document Cloud Service by Lykle Thijssen

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Recently, Oracle had released a new version of Process Cloud Service. It mainly contains some minor improvements, but also has one major update: Oracle Process Cloud Service can now use Oracle Document Cloud Service for working with documents in business processes. This blog will show you how to make it happen.

Establishing the connection

In the main page of Oracle Process Cloud Service, click on your user in the right-top corner and select “Administration”. On the Administration page, you click “Settings” under Configuration, which will get you where you want to be. Here you can fill in the URL of your Document Cloud Service, as well as username and password of the admin user. You can test the configuration immediately and click “Save” in the upper right corner when the integration was successful.

Once the connection has been established, we can proceed to using documents in our processes immediately!

Developing the process

For this blog, I have created a small sample process for insurance claims. An employee of an insurance company will enter some details through a web form and attach a bill sent by a client. Then, if the bill is over $1000, a manager needs to approve or reject the claim. After this, the process will end. The small sample process looks as follows:

During development of the process, I have done nothing related to documents, this comes automatically! Of course, it is possible to work on document settings: for example, you can set access rights while implementing the human task. You can also create document folders on the application level of Process Cloud, but for now, I have decided to go with the default setting of one folder for my application, which will automatically be created in Document Cloud. For every instance of the process, a subfolder is automatically created too, so from Document Cloud side, it looks as follows: Read the complete article here.

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Getting started with Process Cloud Service by Waslley Souza

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If you know and use Oracle BPM Suite, you will like to try the new cloud solution called Oracle Process Cloud Service or PCS. With PCS you can modeling your processes through the cloud without the need to install Oracle BPM Suite. Go to PCS section within the Oracle Cloud website to learn more about or try it: http://cloud.oracle.com/process.

In this post we will create a basic process to create and approve employees.
Download the sample application: CreateEmployeeApplication.zip.

Log in to Oracle Process Cloud Service.
Click Create button, and then select New Application.

Name the application as Create Employee Application.
Select New Space option, and then name it as HR.

In this step, we will create the process and we have many options to create it.
Select the Form Approval Pattern option.

Name the process as Create Employee Process.

In the Create Employee Process, right-click Submit Request, and then select Implement. Read the complete article here.

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PCS Travel Request Management – Process Form Creation by Red Mavericks

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The fourth video by Red Mavericks (http://www.redmavericks.com) addresses the use of Oracle’s Process Cloud Service to build and deploy a full working Business Travel Request application in 40 minutes.
This is the first of a series of 4 videos that will guide you through the application creation process of a BPM application, using near zero code, which makes it particularly suitable for Business Analysts to also be engaged.

For this part, the focus is on Process Form Design using Oracle’s PCS Web Form builder, i.e. the process diagram that will guide the application’s general behavior. The use case was made for Link Consulting’s (http://www.linkconsulting.com/oracle) Process Cloud Event, held on July 2015. Watch the video here.

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What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 26th 2016

imageAttend our July edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on July 26th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? Digital Process Apps made Simple

During this session, we will be joined by Sujan Balachandran, Product Manager for Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service (PCS). The session will cover

· Empower Business User using BPM Composer

· What is Business Architecture? How can it help Enterprises organize Business Process with Organization’s Goals and Objectives?

· What is Process Cloud Service? When and how to position On-Prem BPM vs PCS?

· Oracle BPM and PCS Roadmap

For those who are new to Process Cloud Service, PCS is the next-gen Process Management tool built and optimized for the Cloud. It is a Business User friendly Low Code Environment to build Process Automation applications.

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