Q1: What is DCR Process?
DCR is a process modeling tool. As a process modeling tool it captures the business process logic and uses a constraint-based notation to map the process into workflows.
Q2: What can DCR Proceses be used for?
Process models such as DCR can be used as the process engine of systems. This is effective for systems such as knowledge work systems e.g. Adaptice Case Managament, ACM, systems like KMD WorkZone, SBSYS and others.
Q3: Who can use DCR.design?
Everyone can create their own process model using DCR.design Creating an account is free for 30 days.
Q4: How do I create a process?
Q5: Do I have to save my process?
No. The process will automatically save everytime new changes are made. The automatic saves creates a revision history of the process, which can be accessed in the process editor.
Q6: Can I test my process to see if it works?
Yes. A simulation tests the process as to what is possible to do. The process can be simulated by multiple people at the same time by delegating them roles. It is also possible to delegate a role to the computer. Once a simulation is completed, it can be saved and used later to rerun the semulation and see if it is still possible to complete the same execution.
Q7: How can I give others access to my process ?
There are two ways of sharing a process. Processses can be shared privately with friends from in the DCR tool. First invite your friend to the DCR Tool, and then add them to your process. There is also the option of making a processpublic and available for everyone to access. Doing so will make it appear under ‘Public Processes’. Processes and simulations can be shared publically on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. You can also get a web address url that can be emailed or embedded in a web page as a reference to the process or the simulation. For further explanation, visit Social Sharing. Either way, you choose if others can edit or not
Q8: Can I work with others on the same process in real time?
Unfortunately not, but we’re working on it.
Q9: How do I use Apps in the DCR Tool?
To enable Apps, go to the app store in the DCR Tool by clicking on profile in the top right corner. In the app store, all published apps can be enabled and disabled. To access an app in the process editor, click Apps in the menu bar of in the top of the process editor.
Q10: I want to contribute and be part of the DCR community! How do I do it?
DCR is build on community sharing. To develop and evolve DCR there is always a need of more hands. Creating processes for others to use, making them public is a great way to start. Take part of the community by liking or commentating other processes. It is also possible to create new apps in the app store.
Q11: Can I create my own case management system using DCR ?
Yes. A Process Engine and the DCR Active Repository is available for developers. Please also read about Open Case Manager, an open source simple case management system that outlines how DCR processes are used.
Q12: Can fields in a DCR Form have syntactic validation such as length and type?
Yes. Please read more about DCR Forms for details.
Q13: Trying to view a process I get the error Something Went Wrong. Why can’t I view the process?
Even though processes might be shared with you, you cannot always view them. A process belong to a specific organization. All users are member of the common organization “Community”, but many users are also member of other organizations. You must be in the same organization as the process in order to view and edit this. Change your organisation to solve the problem.
Models can be shared directly to other persons or be placed in categories and shared indirectly through the category. Finally, if the organization allow it, all models can be shared with everyone in the organization.