Most applications supporting business process automation are created in IT departments. The key to success is the effective communication of requirements and expectations – the quality of the completed system depends on how well its specifications were communicated between the intended audience and designer.. Thanks to the effective cooperation of IT departments with business departments, it is possible to create a useful and intuitive application that meets all business requirements at the same time. This article describes the concept of WEBCON BPS Designer Desk and presents how it can be operated to include business users in the design process. The example we use is a simple application for handling incoming correspondence.
In WEBCON BPS, it is possible to change users' synchronization from an already existing source using the WEBCON BPS installer. This article presents how to change users' synchronization from AD (Active Directory) to ADD (Azure Active Directory). Before changing the configuration of BPS users synchronization in Azure, create a dedicated synchronization application – for more information, see WEBCON BPS integration with Azure Active Directory. After starting the WEBCON BPS installer and approving license terms, select Tools for application management -> Users list.
The dashboard is a panel that allows you to prepare a dedicated page where you can add various elements (called widgets) such as reports, task counters, or HTML code. Widgets are used to build a personalized application page in WEBCON BPS Portal. The ability to create your own dashboards by using 10 widgets has appeared in WEBCON BPS 2019. In version 2020, the list of available widgets was enhanced and grouped by sections to make it easier to find them. In addition to increasing the number of elements, there is also the ability to replace the system main page of the application with its own version.
Along with the introduction of the new version of WEBCON BPS 2021, changes in the graphical appearance of the portal have also been made. The new WEBCON BPS 2021 Portal appearance increases the ergonomics of using the platform and enables even greater graphic personalization of the application. This article describes the most important visible differences compared to the 2020 version. On the main page of the platform, the favorites elements (applications, reports, etc.) are displayed as tiles, similar to the "Frequently used applications" section.
This article presents the functionality of Favorites available in WEBCON BPS 2020 and the new way of displaying these elements in version 2021. Now, they are not only a list of shortcuts, but you also see them as tiles on your Portal's Home page.
Every element from the BPS Portal can be added to Favorites. Because of that, you can create shortcuts to reports, views, buttons launching a specific workflow, and many more. With WEBCON BPS 2021, you can conveniently start workflows and open reports from the Portal's home page.
In business practice, it may be necessary to grant access to WEBCON BPS Portal and its processes to users from outside the organization. Such a user will most often not have an account in the organizational Active Directory (or in another user database). Examples of such situations: processes of negotiating contracts with contractors, employment of subcontractors and contract employees or consultation with external consultants. So that external users do not have to be added to the organizational user database, WEBCON BPS allows you to add them from the portal’s administration panel. After adding the user, they must be granted appropriate privileges to the required WEBCON BPS processes.
In WEBCON BPS 2021 there is the ability of adding a link in the Portal’s side menu, which will redirect you to a specified page. This article describes how to add a link to the side menu. The additional navigation link allows you to add to the WEBCON BPS Portal navigation bar, e.g. a link to the organization’s website, intranet, important information for users or a link to another BPS Portal instance. Remember that after clicking on the link, a user will be redirected to the indicated address (a new browser window/tab will not be opened).
The WEBCON BPS platform has mechanisms for importing and exporting application templates between environments, e.g., test and production environment or WEBCON BPS On-Premises and the Cloud Platform environment. One of the possible uses of this functionality is testing your application in the test environment, exporting the application template, and then importing it to the production environment.
Read this article to learn how you can export and import applications in WEBCON BPS.
ADFS is one of the authentication providers that can be used with WEBCON BPS Portal. This article explains how you can customize your login page when you use ADFS. Before you can customize your login page, you need to have your WEBCON PORTAL registered in ADFS. To start, let us take a look at two default themes provided by Microsoft in Windows Server 2019. If you have an older version of Windows Server, go to the last section of this article, download the theme we link to, upload it to your server and then return here to follow the instructions on customizing your login page
WEBCON BPS contains a built-in administration tool that allows you to quickly transfer or copy privileges from one user to another. This function can be used at the moment of changes in the structure of the organization or when delegating responsibilities to a new person in a given process. The administration tool should be used by advanced WEBCON BPS users. In the case of changing privileges, if you select Designer Studio administrator as the source user – they will also lose system privileges. When using WEBCON BPS Cloud Platform, apart from assigning application privileges – you must also assign licenses to the user from the level of administration tools on the portal.