Introduction to Decisions Modules

Last Updated: 12/11/2018 Introduced in Version:

 

Decisions.ActiveDirectory

NOTE: This module does NOT enable ActiveDirectory integration for user sign in.  User and Group synchronization is done by your license level in Decisions.  

The Active Directory module includes Flow Steps that allow user to build workflows that manage Active Directory.  User can use this Module to create users, groups, their associations and more using the flow engine in Decisions with these additional steps.

 

Decisions.AmazonWebServices

This Module includes Flow Steps for talking to some Amazon Web Services:

  1. Kinesis
  2. RedShift

 

Decisions.Approvals

Approvals is a Module that has several simple Flows that are targeted toward the activity of requesting and approving things in an organization.  Approvals has an easy Flow for approving anything, and a more comprehensive Flow for doing approvals that are multi-level, parallel, tracked, and more.  User can use the Approval Flows in the workflows as Linked Flows, directly, or user can simply use them as models on which to base their own work.  

After installing the Approvals Module, look in the Workflow Catalog for the following options: 

 

Here is a list of documents to help getting started on Approvals:

 

Decisions.AuthorizeNET

Authorize.NET is a service that allows user to process credit card payments.  The Authorize.NET module is a set of Flow Steps that gives you access to Authorize.NET inside the Decisions Flow engine.  Using this module makes it easy to accept credit card payments from a form in a Flow.  

 

Decisions.Box

Box.com is a cloud file storage service.  This module allows user to store files in Box.com from a Flow, or get files from Box in a Flow.

 

Decisions.Core

Decisions.Core is not a module user can install, but user will see it in the System/Administration folders.  This module provides most of the Workflows, Pages, and Rules that make up the base Decisions System.  For example: the default user home page is in this Core module.  

 

Decisions.Demos

This module should NOT be installed on any production machine as it installs a number of sample workflows that are used for demonstration and learning purposes.

 

Decisions.DesignerRepository

Decisions Designer Repository is a configuration management service that allows the storing, versioning and installation of Decisions Studio created artifacts.  

 

Decisions.DevelopmentServer

This module is installed by the Installer when the server is setup as a development server.  A development server provides sandboxed work environments for users and has the Decisions.DesignerRepository installed by default.

Note: Do NOT install this module manually.

 

Decisions.Docusign

This module has Flow Steps that will let you send a document to Docusign so that Docusign can capture electronic signatures and initials.  The steps are limited to using X,Y position in the document to mark where to sign, or using Docusign’s “Tag” ability to indicate areas in the document that require signatures.  In Decisions it is a common pattern to send the document out, through Docusign, for signatures and then use the “Wait on External Event” step to monitor Docusign, watching for the document to be fully executed before pulling it back into the workflow.  

When installed the Docusign Steps are in: Integration/Docusign

 

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Decisions.Enterprise

This module adds functionality for processing large amounts of batch data, persistent work queues and data sharing in active/active clusters.  

This module is only available with enterprise licenses.

 

Decisions.ExcelFormula

This module has a few very special Flow Steps that are used to execute formulas in an Excel spreadsheet and get the results back.  These steps will show up in the Flow Designer Toolbox here: Data/List/Excel and CSV/Extra.

 

Decisions.FlowSets

Flowsets and Rulesets allow the construction of complex rules and similar flows that share common patterns.  Each Flow or Rule will be evaluated and a composite result will be run.  All of the Rules and Flows are executed using one service call or as a single step in a calling Flow.  

There are several articles and tutorials about FlowSets and their utilization:

http://documentation.decisions.com/flow-sets/

http://documentation.decisions.com/ruleflow-sets/

 

Decisions.ForeignExchange

This module has flow steps for getting real time exchange rates between currencies.  Using this module requires an account at: StrikeIron.com

When you install this module you will find the additional Flow Steps in the Flow Designer Toolbox at: Integration/Foreign Exchange

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Decisions.HL7

The HL7 Module is the core of the HL7Flow product found at: http://www.hl7flow.com

This module adds a full HL7 Engine to the Decisions platform allowing you to combine the power of the Flow, Form, Rule, and Report Designers with HL7 data and common HL7 connection types to manage medical data streams.  The HL7 module includes data types for all standard messages, as well as interfaces.  

 

Decisions.Hosting

Decisions.Hosting contains the handling of multi-tenant functionality and is installed by the system when the server is a multi-tenant server.  

This module should NOT be installed by user.

Decisions.ICal

Decisions.ICal allows the creation of ICal invites.  ICal is the data format used to request meetings on common calendar programs like Microsoft Exchange/Outlook and Google Calendars.  For more information on ICal visit:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar

 

Decisions.Images.SVG

DO NOT INSTALL.  This is our internal SVG Image library.

 

Decisions.Infoblox

Integration Steps for InfoBlox services.  More information on InfoBlox can be found at www.infoblox.com

 

Decisions.InterceptorRules

Interceptor Rules enable the pattern of having Rules that stop a Flow during execution and have Rules to fix data or route to a user for manual intervention.  More information on the interceptor rule pattern can be found in the Interceptor Rules ebook at http://decisions.com/ebooks/

Document on Interceptor Rules:

http://documentation.decisions.com/interceptor-rule/

 

Decisions.Local

The Local module is not a module user can install, but is available on all Decisions installations.  This module allows user to put new things into Decisions that are not a part of a formal, structured module like the others listed here.  This is very commonly used to add custom Flow steps to the Flow Engine or custom Rule parts to the Rule Designer.

 

Decisions.PGP

Decisions.PGP is integration with PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) document encryption.  More information on PGP can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

 

Decisions.PortalAuthenticator

To use alternate Portal

 

Decisions.Powershell

Decisions.Powershell allows the execution of powershell scripts from Flows. Powershell itself is a powerful scripting platform that has a large number of integration plugins making this a way to integrate in system software and enterprise applications through this mechanism.  For more information on powershell visit https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/mt173057.aspx or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell

NOTE: The Powershell module requires additional setup and configuration on the application server as detailed here: http://documentation.decisions.com/powershell-module-basics/

 

Decisions.QRCodes

Decisions.QRCodes has steps to allow QRCode images to be interpreted within a Flow as QR Codes to be created.  For more information on QRCodes visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code

Document on QR Codes:

http://documentation.decisions.com/qr-codes-module/

 

Decisions.RabbitMQ

RabbitMQ is a .NET messaging system for application to application communication.  The RabbitMQ module adds RabbitMQ capability into the Decisions messaging service and lets you connect Flows, that you have built in Decisions to RabbitMQ queues as subscribers so that the Flows can work messages.  User can also push messages to queues using a simple Flow Step.  

For more information see: https://www.rabbitmq.com/

Document on RabbitMQ in Decisions:

http://documentation.decisions.com/setting-messaging-overview/

 

Decisions.Remedy

Rememdy is an enterprise grade help desk ticketing system for IT and Systems Management needs.  This module includes Flow Steps that allow a user to get, create, and modify tickets in a Remedy system as a part of a Flow.  

 

Decisions.RemoteActiveDirectory

NOTE: You should not install this module unless directed to by a member of the Decisions PS / Support team.

This module for use in very special circumstances using multi tenancy and Active Directory Authentication.

 

Decisions.Salesforce

For most Salesforce interactions, the webservice integration in Decisions Studio will generate steps against your Salesforce Enterprise WSDL including all custom data types and functionality.  This module adds a few specific helper steps to deal with some integration difficulties in the Salesforce webservices around handling documents.

Document on Salesforce module in Decisions can be found here:

http://documentation.decisions.com/salesforce-module-basics/

 

Decisions.SAML

SAML is a standard mechanism for sharing user authentication.  Services like Google and Facebook (and many more) allow authentication to be shared using this mechanism.  Decisions can use SAML to provide user authentication.  Additional setup is required to integrate to a SAML provider.  For more information on SAML visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Assertion_Markup_Language

Document on SAML in Decisions can be found here:

http://documentation.decisions.com/single-sign-saml/

 

Decisions.SCCM

Integration with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager for automating IT management tasks.  This module includes Settings and Flow Steps for use in the Flow Designer that can be used to send Task Sequences to machine collections in order to automate common system management functions.  Examples would be: installing software updates to computers in a company only after a manager approves the updates using our flow engine.

These steps show up in the Flow Designer Toolbox at: SCCM Steps

 

Note: These steps are only tested with MS SCCM 2012.

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Decisions.SCO

Decisions SCO is a module for integrating with Microsoft System Center Orchestrator.  This module is only practically used in concert with the SCCM module.  

 

Decisions.Scripting

Decisions.Scripting allows the execution of C# code within a Flow Step.  Code can be typed right into the steps editing properties and is compiled and executed.  This integration is designed for programmers who want to inject special functionality into a Flow without using the SDK.

 

Decisions.Sharepoint

The Sharepoint module includes Flow Steps for dealing with Lists and Documents in Sharepoint using the Flow Designer.  This module is NOT needed to embed Decisions Forms, Flows, and user driven Workflows in Sharepoint.  This module is only needed if user wants the Flow Engine to be able to access, update, modify lists and documents in Microsoft Sharepoint.

 

Decisions.SymantecSMP

The Symantec Management Platform is a system for central IT administration and system management activity like deploying software and updating computer configurations across an enterprise.  Decisions has Flow Steps for use in the Flow Designer that allows you to add Workflow all around the Symantec Management Platform.  For example: user could assign tasks to a manager using our workflow, and only once approved user could activate a management activity in Symantec Management Platform to deliver software or update a computer.

 

Decisions.Telephony

This module provides integration with Twillio (https://www.twilio.com/) and has Steps for automating DTMF interactions as well as SMS interactions.

 

Decisions.UnitTests

Decisions.UnitTests is the unit test framework used by the Decisions QA team to validate the product functionality.  

This module should NOT be installed on any production machine as it installs a large number of test oriented rules and flows.  Do NOT install unless directed by Decisions Support.  

It is included only to allow Decisions Support to run a battery of tests on servers to ensure that the server infrastructure is properly functioning.

 

Decisions.Utilities

This module is the base of project importing functionality from other formats.  

Note: it must be modified in order to function.

 If user have a large number of Workflows that need to be imported from another system, contact Decisions Support to discuss how to leverage this module.

 

Decisions.WordToPDF

This module has steps for turning Microsoft Word documents into PDF documents.

 

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