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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 21, 2021

Blueworks live Word Document Export

The export process to word functionality is so much limited that we can't use the generated report for anything, we need to add the following

a. Due & Duration of task & decisions (no of months, days, hours etc.)

b. Total No. of task & decisions

c. Total No. of milestones

d. Total No. of Swimlane

These are the basic criteria, we compare when we do process improvement activities, hence we need these report for each (end to end) process. If there is sub / linked process, such numbers are has to be highlighted separate so that we can decide on whether those numbers has to considered or not.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 148756
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2021

    Thanks for your request! The Export to Word functionality that you're referencing is intended as a documentation feature. It outputs the process, its documentation, and the properties specified for the process, exactly as modelled.

    To view and analyze aggregated data across the activities within a process, the Playback feature is a better fit.
    Playbacks can be defined for an end-to-end process process path. You can choose the numeric properties to aggregate throughout your playback, and when you export the playback to Word, those aggregated values are included.
    If you'd like to better understand the Playback feature, please see this video, starting at the 8:31 mark -
    We also highly recommend this excellent community blog -
    And of course, there is our product documentation -

    That said, we don't aggregate all of the specific properties you list here today. But we think they could be good additions to the Playback feature. We'll add these to our product backlog for future consideration.

    An option to consider while you wait is our Excel export ( You could export the process to Excel format and then define formulas to calculate what you like. You can even use it to count the number of tasks, number of milestones, etc.

    Thanks again!