Kyoto, Japan – September 5th, 2016 – Questetra, Inc., the global SaaS provider of Business Process Management (BPM), today announced that they have published the new version 11.1 of the Cloud-based Workflow product “Questetra BPM Suite” on Sep 5th, 2016. In this new version 11.1, Modelling Elements which were not included as standard functions, such as “Automatic submission to other Cloud” or “Automatic conversion to CSV format” are now available. (Service-Task add-on feature)
To formulate a “Quotation submission” into Workflow (Business system), for example, a Process-owner (administrator of business operation) would arrange several human-processing Steps and automated Steps to create a Business Process Definition (Modelling). Specifically, to define by drag & drop placement of Step-icons, such as #1) Drafting, #2) Approving, #3) Submitting, #4) Reporting the Result, #5) Storing the PDF of Winning Quotation into File Server.
Thus far, it was also possible for anyone to undergo the automation of processing easily with icons of pre-equipped Auto-processing Steps, such as “Auto-generation of PDF” and “Auto-storing to Google Drive”. However, in order to create an Auto-step icon for a processing that is not prepared as a standard Modelling Element, advanced configurations were required, such as writing a Script. With the new version 11.1, you are able to add Modelling Elements by importing Add-ons that specify data treatment and request procedures. That will allow you an easy drag & drop placement of Auto-processing Step icons, such as “Sharing Win-loss information with other departments on Slack”. This will help Questetra users to promote “Improvement of productivity” by using automated Steps.
Questetra BPM Suite
Cloud-based Workflow “Questetra BPM Suite” is a business platform for achieving paperless and telework environments. When a business issue “arrives” at a Step, a User (worker) processes it in a previously specified manner and enters the work result, then the issue goes on to the next Step automatically. Its most outstanding feature is its drag&drop feature used in the configuration of the “Business flow”. This feature allows a Process-owner to iterate the Improvement cycle on his/her as a part of the day-to-day work. (BPM: Business Process Management).
Since it is applicable not only to simple business operations such as “Decision-making request” or “Document translation”, but also more complicated operations such as “Pre-shipment Quality check” and “Invoicing-Payment confirmation”, it allows to centrally visualize the progress of various in-house businesses. More than 500 downloadable Business Samples have been published for your convenience. (http://en.workflow-sample.net/)
Service-Task Addon feature
By importing Service definition files (Add-on XML) in advance, custom Service Steps (Service Tasks) will become available for Business Modelling. It is also possible to create definition files (Add-on XML) on your own, in case where you could not find what you want.
- Method of Adding Modelling Elements: https://www.questetra.com/tour/m4/m415/
- Method of Creating Service definition files: https://www.questetra.com/tour/m4/m416/
- Utilizing Scene of Service Step: http://en.workflow-sample.net/2016/08/automated-step-5.html
Enhancement of Script Step
In [Script Task] (Script Step) for Auto-processing, “Method of HTTP request transmission” and “Method of Email transmission” are now available. This enables to complete external communication processing only by [Script Task], which had been thus far separately arranged as [Throwing Message Intermediate Event]. Also, due to the addition of external communication functions, time-out period of the Auto-processing Step will be extended to 30 seconds from two seconds. (Likewise, [Service Task] that has been added by Add-on XML will have a 30 seconds limitation.)
Renewal of Collective setting Functions in the Editing permission on all Human Steps
We have changed the Access level configuration (read/write setting) which used to be a matrix structure of Processing-step and Business data, to a more graphical configuration screen. Moreover, the configuration of Access level is now able to be imported and exported in CSV format.
OAuth 2.0 for [Developer APIs]
Concerning [Developer APIs] which responds to requests from outside (Workflow APIs and System Settings APIs), OAuth 2.0 communication is available now. Although communication in Basic Authentication and in OAuth 1.0 is currently available, OAuth 1.0 has become deprecated and will not be supported in future versions.
Release Note for the detail: https://support.questetra.com/versions/version-1110/