Activity 5: Finishing Touches
The basic Expese Report process is now complete. You can refine it
in several ways so that it is easier to use and maintain. In this activity you
will add some improvements that will expose you to additional ALBPM features.
- Adding a Due Transition
In this task we add the Send Reminder automatic activity, which will remind the employee that a report he has submitted requires editing. Since we want this activity to execute after a given interval of time has elapsed, we will connect to it with a due transition.
- Defining the sendReminder Method
You now have the Send Reminder activity, but have not yet defined how it will work. You will set its Main Task as a method which will send an e-mail.
- Presetting Default Values
When you design a process, one of your goals should be that no participant should need to enter data which the system can obtain automatically. In this task you will modify the Expense Report process to preset user attributes and provide a reasonable default for the date attribute.