Bpm'online is based on a business process management platform that uses two types of business processes:
BPMN business processes generally follow BPMN 2.0 notation. Using BPMN tools, you can create and maintain highly structured sequences of actions, both automated and those performed by the users. This is the best tool for creating custom business logic, such as integrations, custom UI, etc., as well as automating routine processes.
Dynamic cases are a type of flexible business processes, which generally follow a life cycle of a bpm'online record: a document, an opportunity, an order, etc. Dynamic cases streamline and organize employee workflow, prompt them the activities needed to achieve positive result for the current record (e.g., activities needed to successfully go through the deal stages when processing an opportunity).
For more information on the BPMN processes and dynamic cases, we recommend that you take “” e-learning module (academy registration is required).
Here’s an overview of how the two types of processes compare to each other:
How to use Case Designer guide
If you generally understand what cases and their management tools are, and simply need an example to get you started, go to the “” chapter, which is a step-by-step guide for setting up an approval process.
Detailed reference on the different case elements is available in the “” chapter. This chapter will be useful for users who already know how to design a case, and need to clarify some specifics as to how different “building blocks” operate in bpm’online cases.
How to use Process Designer guide
Business processes in bpm’online are tools for in-depth customization of business logic. Using business processes requires good knowledge of bpm’online functionality than you plan to customize or automate with BPMN processes. This guide was designed for users with different levels of knowledge of BPMS.
If you are new to BPMN in general, and business process implementation in bpm’online in particular, we recommend that you start with basics that are available in the Process Designer guide. It contains introduction to base concepts behind the BPMN engine in bpm’online:
If you already understand the basics behind business processes in bpm’online, and are looking for practical examples of how to implement specific business cases vial a BPMN process, we recommend that you browse those available in the Business process use cases chapter. It contains two types of cases.
First, there are simple use cases of implementing different functions, logic and elements of a BPMN process. The purpose of these use cases is to demonstrate how to you achieve specific business tasks using a BPMN process:
If you are a confident BPMS user and already know how to design a business process, and need to clarify some specifics as to how different process elements operate in bpm’online, you can skip basics and examples, and go straight to the “” chapter.
Bpm’online Marketplace content
Check bpm’online marketplace for free business process templates illustrating different aspects of bpm’online business process. These are examples of processes covered in the Process Designer guide.
Examples of Marketplace business process templates:
– is a great template illustrating how to create a cyclic business process in bpm’online.
– this template provides a practical example on how to manage access rights as part of a business process flow.
– a working process for handling a new hire, with all common practices found in bpm’online process design.
– an example of automating notifications using BPMN business process.