Apologies for the long delay in my update, but even a Dr. Debug needs some vacation days.
But I am back now and I have an awesome, thrilling topic to tell you about.
Do you know Process Designer on Cloud? Not yet? Well, then this may be of interest for you.
As you may know, more and more tools are moved to the Cloud rather than running it on premise. It makes it easier for the users because they don't have to take care of such things like fix installation, upgrades etc.
Blueworks Live (BWL) is the cloud based version of the Process Designer (PD) modeling tool. The application is designed to help organizations discover and document their business processes, business decisions and policies in a collaborative manner. It is designed to be simple and intuitive to use, while still having the capabilities to implement more complex models. Blueworks Live adheres to the BPMN 2.0 standard developed and maintained by BPMN.org.
I was curious about how it works, so I decided to test it.
Creating a BWL account is very simple. You can use the BWL login page (https://www.blueworkslive.com/login) for creating your own test account. This account is valid for a test period of 30 days and is a fully operational version of a BWL account. After the test period you can go ahead with a licensed BWL version or further use the FREE version but with limited functionality.
From the login page click on the 'Don't have an account ? Sign up now' link on lower right hand corner.
This will open a Sign up window as shown above with an online-form you have to fill out. Please take care that the information entered are correct, especially the email address because all further information for your test account are sent to that address! So you should not use a dummy email address here.
After you have confirmed the business conditions and sent off the form you will receive an email from the BWL team in your email account. You have to simple click on the contained web link for activating your BWL account.
You will be redirected to following web page for your first login. Please configure the language you want to use for your BWL sessions and also create a personal password for subsequent logins:
The login will be made with your userID (your email address) and that password. For security reasons the password shouldn't be shorter than 8 character and should contain numbers and letters.
After you have successfully logged in you can start with your work immediately.
By the way: Since you have created that BWL account, you are the administrator of it. You can manage the account, e.g. manage access right to that account as well as being the contact for questions about the licensing after the free trial period.
BWL was designed for users to collaborate with other users on common projects. So the next step would be to invite other users to be a member of your BWL account. This activity can only be done by an account administrator.
When you are logged in to a BWL account as an administrator you will have an option to invite other users by clicking on a link in lower right hand corner:
To invite other users you only have to add the correct email address of the new user to the form (this will be the login userID for the new user) and the user type. Depending on the picked user type this user can participate in more or less team activities in that BWL account. I will explain the differences of available user types in a separate post soon. Editor is the type with most user rights besides an account administrator.
On the BWL administration page the administrator can see that a new user was invited to attend the BWL account.
If the full name is still being displayed as 'Invited User', this means the user has not yet logged in.
The invited user will get an email from the BWL team containing the login information. Keep in mind that email is only valid for 24 hours. After that time period it will be cancelled and a login using the provided link will fail.
After clicking on the link you will get nearly the same login mask you have seen when creating the BWL account. Fill in your full name (this will change the name from 'invited user' to the correct user name), language and your personal password.
After clicking on 'Login' you are added to the BWL account as an additional user and you can start with your work as well.
And now you can enjoy the wonderful world of Blueworks Live in the Cloud!
And if this does not help, take two of these and call me in the morning.
Your Dr. Debug