Cloud BPM v11.5, Conforming to the OpenAPI Specification
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Kyoto, Japan – November 20th, 2017 – Questetra, Inc., the global SaaS provider of Business Process Management (BPM), today announced that they have published the new version 11.5 of the Cloud-based Workflow product “Questetra BPM Suite” on Nov. 20th, 2017. With this new version, it allows users to easily implement API collaborations and self-development, since the API documents and REST API testing environment have been organized to which conforms to OpenAPI specification (formerly Swagger).

In order to improve the productivity of day-to-day operations, automation of Business Processes is essential. Since numbers of cloud service company publishes APIs (Application Programming Interface) which are for accessing resource of their own services, cases of “self-development of app using API” or “API collaboration between multiple services” are increasing its number.

On and after the new version 11.5, you can promote not only automatizing request transmission to external systems (external APIs) using “Auto step”, but also automatizing requesting from external systems to the Workflow platform. For companies that utilizing multiple cloud services, Questetra can be the core cloud service.

 

Questetra BPM Suite

Cloud-based Workflow “Questetra BPM Suite” is a business platform for realizing environments of paper-less and remote-working.

Business issues are controlled according with Business Flow Diagram. When a process reaches human task, the user will be asked to input. Also, when an issue reaches to automated Step, the predetermined processing (server-side processing) such as “Generate PDF” and “Save to cloud storage” is performed automatically. (BPM: Business Process Management)

You can apply it to various business operations such as “Approval request flow”, “Document translation flow”, “Quality check process”, “Invoice issuance process”. Process owner of each Business Process can practice “improvement of Business Process” little by little in daily work. (Examples of Business Flow Diagram: http://en.workflow-sample.net/ )

 

OpenAPI specification

It is an online document generated dynamically according to Workflow platform. It allows developers to write program code that suites for their own Workflow platform efficiently. In addition, since communication test of request can be executed within online document, it is possible to create program code while simulating various data transmission.

  • System Settings API : APIs for performing changes in settings of the Workflow platform such as Users, Organizations, or System privileges
  • Workflow API : APIs for controlling or processing on Issues flowing on Workflow, searching for Issues, managing App privileges

OpenAPI Documentation

 

Other Improvements

All Operators complete option

In addition to the existing “Each task is finished when one of the allocated user has executed”, you can set an option of “Each task is finished when every allocated user has executed”. It is useful in a situation where all the operators must see.

Enhance Single Sign-on (SAML)

Enabled to set “Authentication lifetime” in ID Provider setting, so that you can use Google as the ID Provider. Also, adopting encryption that can be used as certificate, it supports more advanced algorithm.

STARTTLS

Email transmission from Questetra BPM Suite corresponds email encryption. It allows secure email transmission if the target email server supports STARTTLS.

Release Note for the detail: https://support.questetra.com/versions/version-1150/

 

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