Improved user experience in Barium Live 2016.6

This upgrade includes some neat new features and improvements with focus towards making configuration and every day use of Barium Live easier.

Our new Unassign Role script component allows users to automatically clear a selected role of any assigned user or group. Furthermore, the script configuration window has been greatly improved with tool tip help texts and alerts to guide you in setting them up correctly.

Gateways can now be set up to automatically direct workflows based on sub process or call activity end states without any scripting.

Searches in the list view now also generate hits from the Performer column.
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Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.6 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Easy to use, automated scripting in Barium Live 2016.5

Our new upgrade includes five easy to use, automated Scripts Components. These components make advanced modelling a lot easier and more available.

You don’t need to be a scripting expert to use them!

The new Script Components
Clear Field Value – Clears any form field of value.
Copy all Fields – Copies all the values from a form and pastes them to any other form.
Move to Folder – Moves any form to any directory in your content folder.
Rename Form – Renames any form.
Set Instance Name – Changes the name of the current process instance. 

Simply add these Script Components by dragging and dropping them onto a Script Task in your process model and associate any form you wish the scripts to affect.

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Configure your scripts easily from pre-populated drop down lists.

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Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.5 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Erfarenheter kring digitalisering – Barium Business Live

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Den 12 april genomförde vi på Barium evenemanget Business Live för tredje året i rad. Årets upplaga hölls på anrika Nalen i Stockholm och besöktes av drygt 200 personer. Fokus låg på hur olika verksamheter lyckats digitalisera sina arbetssätt med hjälp av Barium Live.

Vår ambition med Business Live är att låta personer från företag och organisationer inspireras av vad andra gör och har gjort, få en insikt i de senaste trenderna samt nätverka och mingla med varandra, oss på Barium samt våra partners. Continue reading

Smoother modeling with Barium Live 2016.4

A new upgrade on Barium Live is completed and contains new and improved features that further enhances our BPMN 2.0 Modeler.

Smart form field finder
Available form fields are now automatically displayed as a drop down list in all locations in the modeler where form fields can be specified instead of having to manually write the variable code to reference a specific form field. Find the feature in process and email message configuration as well as in timer and deadline configuration.

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Smoother modeling
The modeller has been improved with some neat new features including live text label updates, one-click access to attachments, easier customization of block symbols by an added colour picker and the retaining of opened panels when handling objects of the same type.

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Go to Barium Live Help Center and the article 2016.4 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

News on Barium Live – upgrade 2016.3 completed

A new upgrade on Barium Live is completed and brings new features and functions to live in various areas, here are some highlights!

Start instance from Lists
It is now possible to start new instances from the List View. Making it even more efficient for users mostly working with lists and starting new instances.

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Synchronised Inclusive Gateways
Inclusive Gateways now also work in process applications. All merging inclusive gateways automatically keeps track of all active paths that are able to end up on the gateway and waits for them to either show up, get consumed or goes another way before the gateway gets evaluated.

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Comments support in Barium Live REST API
Now the Barium Live REST API also support comments. Via the API all types of comments, on instances and on specific files and objects, can now be received, created and deleted.

Go to Barium Live Help Center and the article 2016.3 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Barium Live upgraded to 2016.2

The new version 2016.2 is now live on Barium Live, introducing the new feature Form Rules which allows easily create dynamic forms.

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Change settings on form fields depending on previous selections or inputs in the form. Use rules and conditions to change if a field is optional or not, hidden or shown or if it is enabled or disabled depended on previous inputs i the form.

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Email validation for new registered users
Now all new registered email addresses on Barium Live must be verified to make sure a valid address is used. In addition to this, also when changing address in the edit account settings it is required to verify the address before the address is updated on the account.

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For the full details of the content of this upgrade, see the 2016.2 Change log found in the Barium Live Help Center.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

2016.1 – First upgrade of the year

Barium Live has received its first upgrade of the year in version 2016.1, an upgrade that introduces a couple of brand new features for automating tasks in process applications and Single Sign-on capabilities.

Script Tasks
For the first time it is possible to use Script Tasks in process applications. Script Tasks can be used to automate certain steps in the process using Script Components that are available to drag-and-drop onto Script Tasks. The first script component is now available and can be configured to automatically set information in fields in a form in several ways.

A great addition to creating smart applications that reduce and remove manual waste.

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Support for SAML 2.0 corporate authentication
Authentication, Single Sign-on and automatic user synchronization are important features for customers who wish to automate user management, simplify end user experience and secure access to information on Barium Live. We can now offer customers the possibility to integrate Identity Providers (IDPs) that support the authentication standard SAML 2.0.

The Barium Live SAML 2.0 integration offers many configuration options that can simplify use of Barium Live for end users and administrators.

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Move form to folder
This new setting allows you to configure an applications forms so that they are placed in a specific folder for an instance in run-time. It can be used for new forms or to move forms mid-process and makes it possible to create and organize a folder structure that is the same for each instance. A useful configuration for applications that tend to have a lot of forms, files and data where a structure is perhaps useful or even necessary.

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The complete details of the content of the upgrade can be read in the 2016.1 Change Log found in the Barium Live Help Center. Any questions regarding the upgrade are welcome, post them here or contact us directly.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

2016 – The year to get things done

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A year is now history. It is to late to do whatever was planned to be done, at least during 2015.

Will the world be different just because it is a new year? Will we suddenly start to do things in new ways just because it is 2016 instead of 2015? Is this the year when you get things done?

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A new beginning will at least encourage us to summarise what we have done during the year, set new goals and focus our forces to decide whatever we should do for this new year. So with that in mind I just want to share some of Barium highlights from 2015.

  • During 2015 Barium, besides strengthen our presence on our existing clients, we started to work with over 30 new companies. (That gives us at least 30 companies that has started to get their things done in new ways!)
  • We got more international by adding our first client in Romania along with some new customers in UK as well as the Netherlands.
  • We released a number of new versions of Barium Live with new interesting and useful improvements and features.
  • We arranged the second edition of Business Live, this time at Musikaliska in Stockholm with more than 250 people present.
  • And last but not least we also had a lot of fun.

And now?
In 2016 we will try to do more of everything, and most important is to make our clients gain more benefits by getting their things done with the help of Barium Live.

This years Business Live will be held on Nalen (www.businesslive.nu) in Stockholm April 12, a good opportunity to get some understanding about business processes and inspiration what other companies are doing. Register today!

2016 is maybe the year to get things done more then ever before.

Microsoft ends support for older versions of Internet Explorer

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Today marks the end of support by Microsoft for older versions of Internet Explorer.

From this day only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.

What does this mean?
Microsoft is ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer, something that they have communicated earlier and which comes into effect today. They will now only support the following web browsers in the following Windows Desktop operating systems.

Windows Vista SP2 Internet Explorer 9
Windows 7 SP1 Internet Explorer 11
Windows 8.1 Update Internet Explorer 11

Note: For the complete list of Microsoft-supported web browsers, visit the 2nd link below

You should check to see which operating system and which version of Internet Explorer you use. If you are using a version stated in the table above you do not need to take any action. If not, make sure to update your browser. Microsoft gives more information on how to do this in the link below.

How will this affect using Barium Live?
We monitor which browsers our customers use and adapt our ways of working to keep pace. As the web browsers continue to evolve, so do our customers preferences and our efforts to ensure compliance with the browsers used on Barium Live.

Barium Live will also stop supporting older versions of Internet Explorer

The Barium Live System Requirements describe which web browsers that are supported and that we actively work to ensure compliance with. We will update these requirements on the 1st of March 2016 and from that day we will no longer officially support any other versions of Internet Explorer than those supported by Microsoft. We do not plan to block usage of unsupported web browsers at this time but we strongly recommend that you only use supported web browsers on Barium Live and on the Internet in general.

We work hard to ensure that our customers can use Barium Live in their web browser of choice and that Barium Live works in a secure, user-friendly and optimal way. In everything that we do we ensure that we support as many web browsers as possible. We develop, test and quality assure that Barium Live works properly in a wide variety of web browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, different Internet Explorer version, Microsoft Edge and more.

Below is a chart showing which web browsers are used on Barium Live the last 10 days. Internet Explorer 8 consists of 0,5%, no-one used Internet Explorer 7.

Web Browser statistics on Barium Live for 10 days

To read more about the end of support for Internet Explorer, visit the links below.

  1. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support
  2. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle#gp/Microsoft-Internet-Explorer

Don’t hesitate to contact me or our Barium Live customer support team if you have any questions.

Safe surfing!
Jonathan Franze

Barium Live 2015.7

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Barium Live has been upgraded to version 2015.7, bringing great improvements to BPMN 2.0 process applications and over all performance.

Role mapper

A Rolemapper is configurable setting that can be created and set on roles in process applications allowing Barium Live to automatically assign a person or group to a role based on information in a form. For BPMN 2.0 processes you can now see all rolemappers and drag-and-drop them onto roles directly when deploying a process to an application.

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Resize symbols

A great enhancement to creating process models is the ability to resize several tasks to the same size. You can select several tasks and choose to resize them to fit the largest of all of the selected tasks or the smallest. Each task will be given the same size to make your process model look great. This also works for Block Symbols.

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Sub instance settings

There are new Sub Instance settings available on Sub process activities as well as Call Activities. Sub instance name lets you decide the naming convention for each sub instance that is created in a BPMN 2.0 process application. Create sub folder is a setting that creates a separate folder for the sub instance and all of its forms and files. These settings give you more control over how and where you want sub instance information to be set and seen.

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Other improvements

We’ve added improvements in for BPMN 2.0 modeler as well as performance improvements and bug fixes. All the details are available in the 2015.7 upgrade change log.

Regards,
Jonathan Franze
Product Manager – Barium Live