Thursday, October 27, 2016

#532 SOA Suite is now available

A key new feature in SOA Suite is dynamic cluster support.

Click here for the product download from OTN.

Monday, October 17, 2016

#531 Migrating your BPM assets to PCS

Here is a great blog article from Andre -

Read the article here

Friday, October 14, 2016

#530 PCS 16.3.5. New Features - Integrations

Process Composer has a new section in 16.3.5 - Integrations.

This provides us with OOTB connectivity to ICS.

Let's try it out - here is a simple ICS integration that creates an Organization in Service Cloud.

I pass in an Org name and get, as response, the Service Cloud OrgID.

The interface is very simple, compared to the Service Cloud Organization definition - just orgName.

I test the ICS integration using SOAP-UI -

It works!

Now back to PCS -

So first we need to configure the connection to ICS -
this we do in Workspace -- Configure

Here we can configure PCS to use a particular ICS instance.
Then click on Test to verify that ICS is reachable.

Now back to Composer -

Remember, I am looking to use -

I select it -

I click Next -

I now click Create

That's it!

Now, I want to leverage it in the process.
I have a simple process with a start form, which allows a user to enter the name of the organization to be created.

I add a Service Task - and configure it to use the Integration.

I do the Data Association -

I deploy -

and test -

I validate in Service Cloud -

and here it is...

#529 Differences between SOA CS and SOA Suite on premise

I get asked this a lot. So to avoid having to do so again and again.
Below is the link to the ORCL doc detailing the actual differences.

The first section details platform differences, such as automatic provisioning versus you create the domain etc.

The second section details the different behaviours from a functional perspective e.g.
File adapter read actions — each managed server only reads from its local directory.

So check it out.

Difference between the Cloud and the on-premise environments

Friday, October 7, 2016

#528 Sales Cloud Events --. new business objects added

Info, thanks to my colleague Angelo S.

The eventing mechanism in Sales Cloud only covered the business objects, Sales Account and Contact.

 R11 now has ICS event support for the following objects:


Deal Registration




Great stuff!

So we can now cover scenarios such as a new Opportunity in Sales Cloud, automatically kicking off an ICS integration.