Jarvis Pizzeria: Custom Reports & Dashboards

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| Jun 3, 2018
In our previous blog we showed the out of the box functionality of Dashboard & Reporting. Next to the default dashboards, you can also create your own custom dashboards. However, before we can create dashboards on this, we need to set up some indicators within our application. In the composer we have to go to the tab Indicators.


There are three types of indicators that you can create here:
- A Dimension represents the grouping (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Business Reports & Dashboards

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| May 28, 2018
Within the workspace there are some out of the box dashboards that you can use to monitor your instance. When you go to My Tasks and click Dashboard, by default the Health dashboard is shown.
There are a total of 5 default dashboards, Health, Open, Workload, Trend & Closed. You can use the filters on the right hand side to filter the dashboard.




The health dashboard will give you an instant, real-time view of the (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Aborting a Process

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| Apr 17, 2018
In this blog entry, we will take a look at the way a dynamic process deals with a process that ends with an exception. We will implement this in our “Register Order” process.

We modeled the process as depicted below:




When saved, published and activated, we start a new dynamic process; of course through our famous form:


The expectation is that Register Order starts and that we can start executing the task. When we open (more...)

Oracle Integration Cloud: New! The Data Mapper Activity

In a previous blog I discussed a work-around for not having a Script activity in Oracle Integration Cloud's Process Builder. In this blog I will discuss another work-around which is actually not a work-around, but the real thing: the Data Mapper!

As you can read in a previous blog about the matter, not having the equivalent of the Script activity of the on-premise BPM Suite, was an omission that we often had to find (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Markers and Conditions

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| Apr 2, 2018
In this post we do a deep dive into the fundamentals of markers and conditions. But first one step back, what are markers and conditions and what do they have to do with each other?

For Dynamic Processes we recognize the following markers:

  • Repeatable: controls whether a stage, activity or milestone is repeatable.
  • Auto Complete: controls the completion of a stage instance.
  • Manually Activated: controls the activation of a stage or activity instance.
  • Required: controls (more...)

Oracle Integration Cloud Tips & Trics: Work-around for no Script Activity

Oracle Process Cloud Services (PCS) nor the Process Builder in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) have a Script activity like there is in (on-premise) BPM Suite. In the BPM Suite you can use a Script activity for data mappings as well as Groovy. That OIC does not support Groovy is by design as the idea is to keep it as simple as possible. However missing the data mapping feature of the Script activity can make it (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: At the PaaS Forum

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| Mar 18, 2018
The annual Partner PaaS Forum was held in Budapest Hungary this year. The full Jarvis Pizzeria team attended the PaaS Forum and as always Jürgen delivered a great program with lots of interesting content.
On Monday, since last year in Split, the Community Day we got to take the stage and present about Jarvis Pizzeria and Dynamic Processes within the Oracle Integration Cloud. A great opportunity to show some of the highlight and content of (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: The PCS Mobile app

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| Mar 5, 2018
PCS also comes with a mobile app for the end users. It’s available for iOS and Android devices (search for ‘Oracle Process Mobile’ in the PlayStore or the AppStore) . The app provides access to tasks in both connected and disconnected mode.

Compared to the browser features, there are a few differences. These are listed in the table below (this table comes directly from the oracle documentation).



But let's just have a look at how the (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Fourth step in Implementing the Order Processing, Decision Model

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| Feb 25, 2018
In our previous blog we gave an overview of the various type of decisions that are available for a Decision Model. In this blog we show by means of an example that Decision Models can also be used for making complex decisions. We are going to make a decision model that determines the order of preparation of the pizzas in an order.
The order of preparation is determined by the baking time, the total preparation (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: The various Decisions of a Decision Model

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| Feb 19, 2018
In one of our next posts we will implement the Decision Model in the Order Process. Before we do that we first explain the various type of decisions that are available for a Decision Model.

The Decision Model editor in PCS (Process Cloud Service) or the later OIC (Oracle Integration Cloud) supports the DMN (Decision Modeling Notation) standard version 1.1, and uses FEEL (Friendly Enough Expression Language) to make decision modeling easier and more (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Activating activities and attaining milestones

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| Feb 11, 2018
In our previous blogs we have given a brief overview of the look-and-feel of the dynamic process possibilities within PCS. In this blog we take a dive into the activation of activities, how milestones can be attained and how rules are configured to make sure that the correct actions are triggered when conditions are met.

Let's take a look at our dynamic Jarvis overview first. In the picture below we came up with three stages: (more...)

What Makes MicroServices Different from SOA?

In this article I will discuss what is different between MicroServices and a traditional Service Oriented Architecture as such an architecture may look looks like when you know for example Oracle SOA. I also discuss some of misconceptions heard or read concerning MicroServices. It is written by and for a person that knows SOA and is wonders what to do with MicroServices. If MicroServices is what you do already, I probably have little news for you.
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Jarvis Pizzeria: The logic underneath the Dynamic Process

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| Feb 4, 2018
In our previous blog we have made the first set up of our dynamic process. We created several stages and had the first processes, human tasks and milestones in there. Now that we have the first draft of the dynamic process, it is time to actually call some processes and human tasks from our dynamic process.
In this blog we will explain how that is done. We already had imported the Preparation Process Application. But (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Setting up the Dynamic Process

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| Jan 28, 2018
In this blog we will implement a first version of the preparation of an order using a dynamic process. We continue where blog one stopped. The imported order process is extended with an example dynamic process.



We open the DynamicOrderProcess, which should still contains the example. We will build this so that it contains the Pizza ordering process. However, when opening the Process, we can see that the example is no longer there. Apparently, the (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Getting started with Dynamic Processes

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| Jan 23, 2018
Getting started with the new integration cloud, the cloud that brings ICS, VBCS and PCS together. This also includes the introduction of dynamic processes, Oracle's new approach for adaptive case management. This introductory blog consists mainly of an overview of the different parts of dynamic processes. In addition, some differences between PCS and the Integration Cloud are discussed.


First step: import the Jarvis Pizza Preparation application. The location of this menu option is changed but (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria in Case Management Style

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| Jan 14, 2018
As our business grows and our digitalisation kicks in, it is time to reevaluate our process setup. We are happy with our processes in Process Cloud, they are easy to set up and we can manage our process from Ordering a Pizza al the way through to delivery. 
However as with any BPMN, this a very structured process. Sometimes we require a bit more flexibility. 

We had a good chat with our friends (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Third step in Implementing the Order Processing, Correlation

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| Jan 7, 2018
In our blog entries the First Step and the Second Step there was described how multiple pizza’s could be prepared using a multi-instance subprocess. Although we saw this working correctly, the subprocess was configured to prepare pizzas sequentially, see the screenshot below:


However, due to the success of the Jarvis Pizzeria, new equipment was purchased. Two brand new ovens were installed, enabling the Jarvis enterprise to prepare three pizza’s simultaneously...awesome!
To make optimal use (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Creating a Custom Tasklist

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| Dec 31, 2017
So within Process Cloud Service (PCS) we have already shown the tasklist a couple of times. This is the default tasklist that comes with the product. You can use the left hand side filters and handle the actions in the tasks within the task screens.
However, as with all of the ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions, the tasklist might not be exactly what you need for your organisation or use-case. In this case it is good to know, (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Second step in Implementing the Order Processing, Multi Instance Subprocess

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| Dec 25, 2017
In our previous blog we introduced the Pizza Order process. In this blog we will implement the next part of the Order Preparation process. We will add the call out to the Pizza Preparation process from the multi instance subprocess.
The first thing we need to do is feed every instance of the subprocess with the details of one pizza. For the outcome of the subprocesses we also need a storage location.
As a recap, (more...)

Jarvis Pizzeria: Send Task vs Throw Message Event

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| Dec 19, 2017
Now that many of you are acquainted implementing BPM(N) processes, one should have noticed that there are multiple roads leading to the same goal while implementing a business process. One example is the invocation of an asynchronous service. This can either be done with a Send Task or a Message Throw Event. This blog tells about the difference between those two activities within PCS and when you should pick one over the other.
Let’s discuss (more...)