We Launched Version 3.5.0!

These days we launched the newest Version 3.5.0 of Imixs-Office-Workflow. The new version includes a lot of new Features and Functions that makes it easier to introduce business process management across your company.

Java EE7 Support

The Open Source platform now supports Java Enterprise Java EE7. This makes it easy to integrate it into existing IT infrastructure. The excellent support of Rest Services also allows the development of a modern service-oriented infrastructure.

Docker

Imixs-Office-Workflow supports Docker and provides the latest Image to run the BPM platform on a modern containerized infrastructure. The docker image is based on the Red Hat Wildfly Application Server which is perfect for development as also for production.

Custom Forms

We already introduced the new Custom Forms in our last blog. With custom forms you can define forms at run-time within the Imixs BPMN modeler. This is a great feature to setup new workflows faster and gives you more flexibility in optimizing your business processes.

Dynamic Forms with Imixs-Office-Workflow

With the latest version of Imixs-Office-Workflow, it is now possible to create forms completely model-based. No programming knowledge in HTML or Java Script is required anymore.

With the new form component forms can be created at runtime. The definition of the form is done within the Imixs BPMN modeler. For activation, the so-called custom-form is used. This new form component can be assigned to any task within a business process.

The form description of a custom form supports all common input formats of Imixs-Office-Workflow. These include:

  • Text Input
  • Numbers and Currency
  • Description
  • HTML and RichText

The structure of a form can be divided into different layout sections:

Also the definition of headings and mandatory fields is supported. The definition of a custom form is defined via a simple XML format which is based on the standard form layout:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<imixs-form>
  <imixs-form-section>
    <item name="_descripton" type="textarea"
        label="Short Description" />
  </imixs-form-section>
  <imixs-form-section>
    <item name="_details" type="html" label="Description" />
  </imixs-form-section>
</imixs-form>

With this new feature, Imixs-Office-Workflow now supports a fully model-based business process creation. This allows business processes to be implemented more flexible and even faster.

Generate and Export SEPA Files

The Imixs-Workflow project supports a new feature to generate SEPA files. The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is a payment-integration initiative of the European Union for simplification of bank transfers denominated in euro. The new adapter project Imixs-SEPA-Adapter simplifies the SEPA integration in any kind of invoicing or controlling workflow. The project provides a scheduler service to generate SEPA files on a daily basis. For example this module can be used to export the results of an invoice approval process into a SEPA file which can be used in any payment software.
Free and Flexible Adaptability

The Imixs-SEPA-Adapter is based on BPMN 2.0 and the Imixs-Report functionality to allows a free adaptability of the SEPA export to any custom workflow project. This adaptability is important because invoicing workflows differ from company to company. The adapter integrates seamlessly into Imixs-Office-Worklow.

The SEPA file generated by the adapter can be distributed into the task list of the companies finance team or sent via E-Mail notifications. For security reasons the distribution via the task list is recommended as this fully utilize the strict access concepts of Imixs-Workflow.

Detailed information about the adapter project can be found on Github. The project is in continuous development and contributions from the community are welcome at any time.

GDPR compliant Business Processes Management

The latest version of Imixs-Office-Workflow makes it easy to design GDPR complient business processes.

The new version of the Imixs-Office-Workflow now has a standard plugin to map the right to be forgotten directly within a business process. In the digitization of business processes, personal data can now be selectively deleted or anonymized according to Art. 17 of the GDPR without the process information itself being lost. On the one hand, this increases legal compliance in the digitization of business processes, and on the other hand, this modern solution allows companies to optimize their processes on a sustainable basis.

Unlike many standard solutions, that only can delete records completely, Imixs-Office-Workflow intentionally anonymizes individual data fields within a business process. The contents of the data fields can either be anonymized or completely removed. Data that is not personal are retained:

With this solution, even long-running business processes are modeled compliant to the GDPR. The deletion of personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR is recorded in accordance with the law and documented on the basis of BPMN 2.0. Business processes can thus continue to be managed in the system and business processes can be optimized over the long term.

Online Shop With Order Workflow

LUPI Solartechnik GmbH now uses Imixs-Office-Workflow for internal order management. Together with Imixs Software Solutions GmbH, a platform has been developed which connects the online shop with Imixs-Office-Worklow. With this solution orders can now be processed faster and even dynamic product recommendations can be calculated individually. Lupi Solartechnik GmbH uses the latest version of Imixs Technology to map complex business rules in a company-specific workflow.

LUPI Solartechnik GmbH is a modern medium-sized industrial company specializing in the development and production of high-quality heat exchange systems. The products have a wide range of applications, both for private use and in industry. LUPI heat exchangers are used in heating systems for single and multi-family homes, as well as for the heating of swimming pools.

Through the use of the modern workflow management solution Imixs-Office-Workflow, a wide variety of application cases in order processing and production are now handled better and faster.