Thursday May 05, 2016

UX updates Time for the Best User Experience in the Enterprise Cloud

WEARABLES: We’ve seen terrific traffic across the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) social media channels whenever we write about wearables and emerging technology. And we’re really interested in wearables from both a personal point of view and as a subject of our research around the evolution of the Oracle user experience. So it should come as no surprise that Jeremy Ashley, our Group Vice President, has a perspective on the Apple Watch, and has been test-driving it for the past several months. Read about his relationship with the “iWatch,” and other wearables, in “Apple Watch Impressions with Jeremy Ashley: Time for the Best User Experience in the Enterprise Cloud” on the Usable Apps blog. Don’t forget to read the first post in the series too, “A Glance at Smartwatches in the Enterprise: A Moment in Time Experience.”

DEVELOPMENT NEWS: The OAUX team has created a new guided learning path, available now on the Oracle Partner Network. The new Extensibility Specialist role teaches partners about key tools that help you package, preview, and publish customizations safely without affecting users. Understand how the simplified UI improves cloud extensibility while preserving the user experience. More tools for Oracle partners are also available on the Usable Apps website’s “For Partners” page.

Julian Orr from the OAUX Communications & Outreach team delivers a Two-Minute Tech Tip video via OTNArchBeat. Hear Julian describe key steps you can take in your PaaS4SaaS project to ensure that you're not just building the thing right, but that you're building the right thing. For a killer video to watch with this one, visit the User Experience Assistance blog.

Ultan O’Broin, also from the OAUX Communications & Outreach team, delivered a Two-Minute Tech Tip via OTNArchBeat on the Internet of things and APIs UX development productivity. Need a little more context? You can get it from the User Experience Assistance blog post, “Your First KiSS: Learning 2 ♥ #IoT UX with APIs.”

Check out what’s new in the upcoming Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10. This content includes a summary-level description of each new feature and product. You can also review expanded discussions of each new feature and product, including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations, usage tips, and more. The OAUX team crafted the user experience and extensibility messaging for the RCD document for release 10. From the Cloud Site, click on Resources > Release Readiness to access the Release Readiness page.

ON THE WEB: Oracle partner eProseed writes about using Oracle user experience design philosophies and patterns in “How we design usable Oracle applications that please users and customers.” Read this post for a great explanation of the glance, scan, commit design philosophy that we use at Oracle in designing the cloud applications user experience.
For a preview of the Oracle HCM Cloud user experience in Release 10, read “Oracle HCM Cloud Enhancements Empower Digital Workforce,” from MarketWatch. They write, "Part of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10, the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud, helps organizations support an increasingly global and digital workforce through a number of new and enhanced solutions including: work-life, workforce optimization, position management, performance management, and robust analytics, all powered by an engaging and modern user experience."

MEET US AT ORACLE OPENWORLD 2015: The OAUX team is beginning to populate the Usable Apps Events page for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Please check it out to see where you can meet up with us, and keep checking back! We will continue to make updates until the conference arrives.

Hunting for IoT tidbits at ODTUG
The Oracle AppsLab team wanted to find a user-friendly way to start a conversation with the ODTUG membership about this whole Internet of Things (IoT) thing. The first-ever Kscope scavenger hunt in Florida recently was the perfect way for conference attendees to start dipping their toes into an emerging technology that is shaping up to be a major focus area for Oracle.

Participants in the hunt, which was designed to allow attendees to experience all of the best parts of the conference, had to solve developer challenges, interface with Raspberry Pis, attend various events, and interact with other attendees and Kscope celebrities. About 10-20 dedicated players made the game fun to watch -- competing fiercely for the top spots, trolling each other on Twitter, and putting off completing tasks to allow them to crush the fleeting hopes of other players. Read more about the game and the conference as a whole.

Group Vice President Jeremy Ashley and Emerging Technology team member Noel Portugal also led a spirited presentation and discussion surrounding IoT, tying it not only to the Kscope scavenger hunt but also to current innovations and consumer trends. In addition, the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team showed Oracle Applications Cloud and design-pattern demos at the Oracle demo grounds.

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Wednesday May 04, 2016

Flex Fields : Lesson 6: Promoting Flex Fields Mappings and Labels Across Environments by Jaideep

clip_image002When you promote your application from one environment to another, from example from ‘Development’ to ‘Test’ or from ‘Test’ to ‘Production’, it can be a lot of work to have to recreate all the flex field mappings and labels manually in each target environment. To make this easier, Oracle provides a Data Migrator ant script to promote Flex Field mappings and labels from one environment to another. This video is an excerpt from one of our Oracle BPM Training courses. It walks you through how to use the Data Migrator ant script. Watch the video here.

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Tuesday May 03, 2016

JDeveloper 12c becomes slow while editing BPM Process by Tiago Teixeira

There is a known issue with JDeveloper 12c while working on a BPM Process where JDeveloper becomes very slow while editing the process.
A simple drag and drop of an activity or a data association becomes a real pain and it seems as if JDeveloper is constantly working on the background.
To improve this I have two suggestions. The first one will not solve the issue but will help. The second will take away all your frustration!

    1. Remove the auto-build on save action
      1. Go to Tools → Preferences
      2. Search for save actions
      3. Remove the Build Project after Save from the list
    2. Apply patch # 18964763 to your JDeveloper 
      1. Download patch # 18964763 from My Oracle Support
      2. Follow the installation instructions to install the patch with OPatch

Read the complete article here.

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Monday May 02, 2016

Escalate task after expiration time in BPM by Waslley Souza


clip_image001In Oracle BPM 12c, when you have a priority activity that you need to be resolved at a specified time to fulfill your SLA (Service Level Agreement), you can escalate it. Let’s learn how to do it!

As a starting point, I will use the BPM application created here: Creating BPM Process with BPM Composer.

I created three users: peter, bruce and clark. Clark is the manager of Bruce, and Bruce is the manager of peter.

In the process, add a new swimlane and change the role to Process Reviewer.
Add an User Task between Initiator and End Events.

Double-click on User Task and click on Add button near Human Task field.
Name it as EmployeeApprovalHT. Read the complete article here.

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PaaS & Middleware Partner Update 15 May 2016

The May edition of the Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:
• Fusion Middleware & PaaS Summer Camps
• Call for Papers Oracle OpenWorld & Java One
• SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast May 31st

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Sunday May 01, 2016

Suppress Approval Controls from BPM Workspace 12c – Hidden Feature by Antonis Antoniou

clip_image002I recently came across a very interesting discussion on the Oracle BPM forum which stimulated my interest for investigation; how to suppress the human task custom outcomes from the action bar in the BPM Workspace application in 12c!
When you deploy a BPM process or a BPEL service that includes a human task component, the BPM Workspace will automatically include in its action bar the custom outcomes that you have defined on your human task.

In the image above it's assumed that a composite has been deployed that includes a human task component that defines a custom outcome "Submit".
There are cases though that you might want to suppress this default behavior and not have your custom actions appearing in the actions list but just have them displayed in the task details.
In 11g this was "officially" supported with a checkbox option ("Show approval controls in task details only") in the advanced human task properties. Read the complete article here.

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Saturday Apr 30, 2016

Calling a Service in BPM Composer by Waslley Souza

clip_image001In the previous post, we created a simple BPM process using BPM Composer.
Now, let’s improve our process including a Service Call to save the employees added.
For this, we will need to do some changes.

Download the sample application: MyProject.zip

Go to Business Catalog.

Add a new Service and call it as CreateEmployeeService.
I’m using the service that I created here: Expose Application Module as SOAP Web Service.

Add a Service Task activity between the Initiator activity and the End event.
Call it as SaveEmployee.

Double-click on SaveEmployee activity.
In the Implementation section, set the type as Service Call and the Service as CreateEmployeeService.
Click on Apply Changes. Read the complete article here.

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Friday Apr 29, 2016

BPM Suite 12c: Oracle Adaptive Case Management: Monitoring Case Events by Maarten Smeets

clip_image002Adaptive Case Management (ACM) is an interesting addition to Oracle BPM Suite which has been introduced in 11.1.1.7. Adaptive Case Management is suitable to model complex work-flows in which there is no set order of activities taking place. This allows more control to the end user on what to do when.
When a case is started, it is a running process in the SOA infrastructure. The main component is Oracle Business Rules which governs (among other things) the availability of activities and when certain process milestones are achieved. The case API allows you to query the case events and milestones (how you can expose the API as a service is described here and here by Roger Goossens).
Sometimes people want to obtain information about cases such as;

  • in how many cases has a certain activity been executed?
  • in which cases has a certain milestone been reached?

Cases can crash, be restarted, migrated, aborted, purged, etc. Sometimes you might not want to depend on the running case being there to provide the information you want. Also using the API every time you want certain information might put a serious strain on your system. Using sensors or BAM might help but they require an investment to implement and are still manual implementations with no guarantee you can obtain information in the future you did not think you would need in the present/past.

Publish Case Events
Luckily Oracle has provided the perfect solution for monitoring case events! You can publish case events to the Event Delivery Network (read here 31.17.2 How to Publish Case Events). This can easily be monitored by for example a BPEL process, which can store the information in a custom table. Read the complete article here.

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Thursday Apr 28, 2016

Top tweets SOA Partner Community – April 2016

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Send your tweets @soacommunity #soaCommunity and follow us at http://twitter.com/soacommunity. Make sure you share your content with the community!

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Process Analytics with Oracle BPM Suite 12c and BAM – slides from OGh session for SIG SOA & BPM by Lucas Jellema

clip_image002Business Processes implemented in BPEL and BPM(N) and running on Oracle BPM Suite 12c or SOA Suite 12c have to fulfill a business purpose and as such must meet business requirements – both functionally and non-functionally. SLAs for throughput, response time, quality are usually associated with these processes and we typically also would like insight in the number of process executions (per group) and the paths taken through our processes.

This presentation introduces process analytics in both BPEL and BPM processes in Oracle SOA Suite and BPM Suite 12c. It explains how to configure out of the box generic analytics and process specific business indicators. The presentation than introduces BAM 12c. It demonstrates the out of the box process analytics reports and dashboards. Then it explains how to create custom reports on the unified process analytics star schema or on custom tables. Finally the presentation goes into real-time monitoring in BAM using JMS and enterprise message resources in combination with the event processing templates in BAM. Read the complete article here.

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