Barium Live 2017.3 introduces the .bmap

2017.3 launches our first new effort to make Barium Live more integrated between different spaces. For this release, we’ve made improvements to how downloaded process models look and are constructed.

DOWNLOAD BPMN2 PROCESS – NEW NAME AND ENCRYPTION

  • A new file format, .bmap (Barium Map) has been introduced to downloaded BPMN2 process models replacing the old .barium file format.
  • We’ve also added encryption to the .bmap file in order to prevent data uploaded into Barium Live being altered or corrupted in any way.

This is a first step towards allowing entire applications to be downloaded and uploaded between spaces so in an upcoming release, the .bapp (Barium App) file will be available!

Go to the Barium Live Help Centre and the 2017.3 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Second upgrade this year – 2017.2

2017.2 provides a number of bug fixes as well as an improvement to our document template function.

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT TEMPLATE FROM ASSET BROWSER

Being able to download an uploaded document template allows users to easily access and alter a document template used in an active instance without having to store it locally or when you’ve taken over responsibility for a process someone else has built.

Go to the Barium Live Help Centre and the 2017.2 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Barium Live 2017.1 launches improved process to process communication tools.

2017.1 provides new functionality for sending multiple process messages as well as support for several different start events in call activities.

MULTI INSTANCE SEND TASK

With the new Multi Instance Send Task you can send multiple process messages based on the number of values selected in a multi select field. For example, launching a global campaign to a number of countries selected from a value list in the Create Campaign Information start event shown above can be configured to start that many instances of the Perform Campaign process, each named according to the selected countries.

SELECT START EVENT IN CALL ACTIVITY

The Select Start Event in Call Activity improvement allows users to have several different start events in call activities and chose which one to trigger for each incoming sequence flow, simply by double clicking the sequence flow and choosing start event from a list of all available in that call activity. This gives your processes a greater re-usability as you can have several different start events triggered by different sequence flows as well as a manual start event not mapped to any sequence flow.

Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2017.1 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Send assigned performers between process applications in Barium Live 2016.11

2016.11 provides a new feature to use when sending process messages to start one application from another.

It is now possible to “attach” an assigned performer from one process application and send it to another via the process message function where it will be assigned to any role in the receiving process.

This feature is really useful if you have two processes with the same role and want the same person/performer to follow from one process application to another.

We’ve also implemented some great improvements to the user experience when modelleing and maintaining a process based management system.

Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.11 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Send message with email attachments in Barium Live 2016.10

2016.10 provides additional features for sending emails as well as a minor improvement to the comments function and several bug fixes.

It is now possible to attach files to emails sent from process applications:

– You can attach files taken from attachment form fields
– You can attach an entire data object form as a PDF file

– You can attach generated document as either PDF or docx files

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Emails sent from message events can now have a from name which will show up as the sender of the email. Coupled with the previously released reply to address function, emails can now be customised to provide an improved experience for the recipients.

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Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.10 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

New boundary events in Barium Live 2016.9

2016.9 delivers new boundary events as well as expanded functionality for sending emails.

Non-interrupting manual boundary events gives users the option of triggering alternate flows from inside an active task without cancelling the task.

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Error boundary events can be attached to service and script tasks and trigger alternate flows if the tasks scripting fails and generates an error.

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Users can now add a “reply to address” which will replace the noreply@bariumlive.com default address when replying to emails sent by the Barium Live process engine.

Furthermore, a quick list of categories is now available to chose recipients from.

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Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.9 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Expanded functionality in Barium Live 2016.8

The 2016.8 upgrade delivers expanded functionality and ease of use adaptations.

New features include the ability to use a different display name and Data ID for forms in your process model allowing you to name your forms as you wish using special signs and spaces without this impacting your ability to reference the forms Data ID.

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When first creating your form template, name it in any format you like, this will be your Display Name. Once you’ve added it to the canvas and double clicked it, the system will have created a Data ID automatically based on the Display Name in the appropriate format.

An additional script component has also been added allowing you to assign a single user to a role based on the value of a form field.

The Assign user from form field script component allows you to select a role in the process and assign a user to that role based on the value of a form field containing the email address of a Barium Live user account.

Last of our new features is a form rules setting with the ability to hide and clear a form field.

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In the form designer when adding a rule, it’s now possible not only to hide but also to clear a form field which can be useful for more advanced form scripting which might otherwise interfere based on values in hidden forms.

Further improvements in the 2016.8 upgrade help users set up the out of office functionality more easily as well as provide more information in exported user lists.

Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.8 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

Create documents with instance data in Barium Live 2016.7

2016.7 introduces new functionality allowing users to create word documents containing instance data from forms and variables by uploading a Document Template to the process model, attaching it to a task and then running the process application. Variables can be written in plain text in the document template which makes this a quick and easy new tool to use in Barium Live.

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Furthermore, the Complete Task button is now customizable from Application Settings.

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Besides these two new features, a range of improvements have been made to the mobile and web interface.

Go to the Barium Live Help Center and the 2016.7 – Change log for full details about this upgrade.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Franze

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