Live Processes

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Live Processes


Bizagi Digital Business platform offers you the possibility to create and manage non-complex processes directly in the Production Environment and through the end user's Work Portal.

With Live processes, process owners can build and launch simple process applications created with no coding effort, and having the same features related to user interfaces (forms), durations, allocations, timeline, and all others, already given with Bizagi Studio.


This feature is useful for non-complex, day-to-day manual processes when formal process architecture oversight is not required.

The tool is oriented to non-technical users, allowing them to have an easy and ready-to-use executable Bizagi Process.


Why Live Processes?

Within enterprises today there are hundreds of low level manual processes that could and should be streamlined.

Most of the time these processes are viewed as being “too small” to be addressed by the IT/processes team but will deliver significant benefits to the business if automated, providing efficiency, control, governance and agility.


Without automation, these processes would remain paper-based, on email or in excel. Causing costs and risks to rise and operational agility to fall.

Thus, Live Processes offer an extremely intuitive yet powerful approach to automating these processes in the run-time environment, requiring no input from IT, no deployment and no prior development experience.


Using Live Processes

The following outline of steps summarize how you would work with Live Processes:

1. Access the Bizagi Work portal directly in the production environment.

2. Design a new process within the Live Processes management options.

3. Promote your process when ready (publish it after having verified it behaves as expected).


Explicit benefits

Live Processes bring the following benefits:


Achieve fast results

You can quickly and effectively create and publish to production non-complex processes, no deployment required.


Code-free forms

User forms are built with a drag and drop interface to include attributes/controls into your forms – it’s so simple.


Easy updates and changes

You can easily perform changes over your process and publish them quickly.


As illustrated in the table below, note the differences of building processes with Live Processes, when compared to the traditional way that uses Bizagi Studio.

See how these differences reflect faster results and involving less resources (a fast track) with Live Processes, regarding a process' time to market:



Build the process

Deploy for testing

Adjustments, iterative round-trip modeling

Deploy for production*

Traditional process life cycle

From a machine where Bizagi Studio is installed

Perform Studio's deployment to a different environment (coordinate and plan with the team)

Make changes in the Studio's development environment and re-deploy

Perform Studio's deployment, while planning for maintenance downtime

Process life cycle with Live Process

From a browser having access to the production Work Portal

Change the initial Draft state of the process to Pilot

Change its Pilot state to Draft, make changes and change it back to Pilot

Change the Pilot state of the process to Published


* Note that even though with Live Processes, you should always communicate/coordinate and plan a deployment for non-busy hours, and consider proper cautions such as taking backups just as with the traditional process life cycle, its actual process roll-out to production will cause absolutely no downtime of the Work portal.


Further information

To learn how to get started with Live Processes, refer to Designing Live Processes.