Camunda Team Blog

The (Re-)Emergence of Workflow Automation

Written by Jakob Freund on , under General category.

This blog post is based on the keynote I presented at CamundaCon 2018. It covers these four points:

  • We’re all turning into technology companies.
  • Digital Transformation relies on Business Process Automation (BPA).
  • BPA is a technology puzzle that suits your business.
  • Workflow automation is always one piece of that puzzle.

I am going to elaborate on each point and describe how I see Camunda contributing to this general development.

Camunda Optimize 2.2.0 Released

For all of you who have been patiently awaiting Optimize 2.2.0 and are eager to try it out, we have some good news: the wait is over! Today, we’re happy to announce the latest Camunda Optimize release.

Optimize works alongside Camunda BPM to provide continuous monitoring and insights about your deployed business processes. Optimize tames huge quantities of data to help process owners make informed decisions to improve their processes. The new version allows for deeper analysis and comes with many improvements of Optimize’s continuous monitoring capabilities.

Version 2.2.0 is feature-rich, and highlights include:

  • Group by Variable
  • New durations operations
  • Combining reports
  • Process Parts
  • New filters
  • Night-time mode
  • UI/UX improvements
  • Define goal lines
  • Import complex variables
  • Secure Elasticsearch

Camunda Optimize 2.2.0-alpha2 Released

Written by Omran Abazeed, Johannes Heinemann on , under Camunda Optimize category.
We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Optimize version 2.2.0-alpha2. This release was mainly focused on improving the UI/UX of the application. The design of the Reports/Dashboards/Alerts lists were imrpovde. A Loading indicator is added throughout the application that appears everytime the data is being loaded from the server. Another interesting feature, is the night time mode in the dashboard view. There are also some performance imrprovements such as the caching of bpmn diagramns.

Camunda 7.10.0-alpha3 Released

Written by Yana Vasileva on , under Execution category.

Camunda BPM 7.10.0-alpha3 is here and the highlights are:

  • Extending “Handle External Task BPMN Error”
  • Complete Hierarchical History Cleanup
  • 9 Bug Fixes

Together with the third alpha of platform, we released also:

You can Download Camunda for free (click on Preview Release) or Run it with Docker.

If you are interested, you can see the complete release notes and the list of known issues.

If you want to dig in deeper, you can find the source code on GitHub.

Introducing Embedded Forms Generator: A Camunda Modeler Plugin for Easier Embedded Form Building

Written by Felix Müller, Mike Winters on , under Modeling category.
Tl;dr We just released a new Camunda Modeler plugin that makes it possible to preview task forms and to automatically generate HTML for embedded task forms–all without leaving the Camunda Modeler. The plugin makes it much faster and easier to do form prototyping at the beginning of a project and then get up and running with an embedded task form. While some workflow automation use cases can be solved with “straight-through processing”–that is, a process where all tasks are completed by software systems and with no manual intervention–we human beings still have an important role to play in many scenarios.

Camunda Modeler 2.0 Released

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce the Camunda Modeler 2.0 release. The new Modeler ships with major improvements to BPMN editing and another round of minimap enhancements. A brand new properties panel for DMN adds support for Camunda specific properties and allows you to inspect and edit technical DMN properties in one place. Finally, the modeler now ships with signed executables, allowing you to safely employ it, even in locked down, corporate environments on both MacOS and Windows.

RPA and Camunda BPM: Integrate a Software Robot by Using External Tasks

Written by Benjamin Hoffmann on , under Community category.
In my recent post on RPA, I used asynchronous REST calls to integrate UiPath with Camunda. This only works if your RPA solution provides an API that can be used by third-party applications. Since I promised you that there would be a follow-up post, I want to take the opportunity to show you another approach of integrating an RPA tool with Camunda. This time, I decided to try out WorkFusion’s RPA Express, which is available for free.