OCI Process Automation is now available at an Oracle Data Center near you! So what is it? Essentially, a standalone process automation engine very similar to what we have in OIC gen 2. The difference here is the standalone - it ships with 2 environments - one for designing your processes, the other - your Workspace for interacting with processes.
The oracle docs for OCI Process Automation are available here. But, without further ado, let's provision an instance!
Provisioning Process Automation
Note, the Access Token field is populated for you.
Regarding the Metering Model -
Users - active process users per hour, as invoker or participant. Probably very interesting for customers buying Process Automation to extend SaaS e.g. HCM, where user based pricing is the norm.
Execution Pack - An execution pack gives you 10,000 execution activities. An activity is any available element in the Process Automation design palette e.g. start/end events, human task, exclusive gateway etc. Now say your process contains 100 activities, however, for a particular instance flow only 40 of these are actually executed. That means 10,000 - 40, leaving you with 9960 "credits" in your execution pack.
Welcome to the new Process Designer -
Kicking the Tyres
- Standalone Designer - no dependency on OIC
- Redwood Look and Feel
- Compelling new features