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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on May 14, 2021

Provide ability to reuse task/gateways/events across blueprints without creating unique objects every time

Business Justification: Certain tasks/gateways/events are currently similar across multiple blueprints. (For example in Otd process there is a task ‘Perform Welcome Call’. The task is performed in a similar way in Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany etc.)

When we create Otd process for all GEO’s, we should be able to reuse the same task(one object in DB) in these GEO’s and not create unique copies of this task. Problem is when a editor have to update this task with some information (like description is updated or systems are changed), Editor has to perform the same task in all 6 different blueprints instead of once.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    May 20, 2021

    Hi Suzette,

    Thanks for the comment and your opinion. The enabling of tasks to be reused definitely will make things easier and will help us to reduce redundancy which is always handled through workaround.

    But as BWL is such a good & leading process modeling tool, I am a bit surprised as to how this has never been a priority. All tools in process modeling ARIS, SIGNAVIO, BIZZDESIGN, APPIAN, SPARX etc have this functionality out of the box. Now a days process modeling is more enhanced to integrate with other architecture elements like capabilities etc and hence this should be an immediate concern for the BWL team rather than a long term consideration.

    My two cents- Thanks



  • Admin
    Suzette Samoojh
    May 19, 2021

    Thanks for your request!

    We have longer-term plans to allow task reuse across blueprints. Task reuse is a feature that appears in the BPMN2 standard, and Blueworks Live aligns with the standard wherever it makes sense.

    The BPMN2 standard does not cover reuse of events or gateways. As such, we have no plans to enable reuse of events or gateways. But we will monitor and would be happy to revisit that decision if there's sufficient interest across the Blueworks Live customer base.

    Thanks again!

    The Blueworks Live team