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Whats New in Oracle Tutor 14?

Oracle is pleased to announce Oracle Tutor 14. With this release, Oracle has incorporated a number of
new features based on customer and partner requirements, technology, and domain expertise.

New Feature Description/Benefit
Convert a Visio diagram to Tutor, BPM, or BPA
format
Users can take a Visio diagram and generate a
Tutor format text version of the diagram or a BPM
or BPA diagram automatically.
Convert a Tutor procedure to BPM or BPA
format
Users can write a Tutor procedure and generate a
BPM or BPA diagram automatically.
Convert a BPM or BPA diagram to Tutor format Users can take a BPM or BPA diagram and generate
a Tutor format text version of the diagram
automatically.
Convert an XPDL diagram (from tools such as
Provision or Bizagi) to Tutor, BPM, or BPA
format
Users can take an XPDL diagram and generate a
Tutor format text version of the diagram or a BPM
or BPA diagram automatically.
Directive to describe Parallel tasks Writers can designate a set of tasks to be
performed concurrently by different actors

The Oracle Business Process Converter (OBPC) is a significant enhancement to Oracle Tutor, which
enables importing, and exporting of business process models between diagram and text based modeling
tools. Models developed in Visio or any tool providing an XPDL export, can be imported into the Oracle
Tools: Oracle Tutor, Oracle Business Process Architect 11g (BPA), and Oracle Business Process
Management Suite 11g (BPM). In addition, models can be exchanged between Tutor, BPA, and BPM.
The capabilities of the Oracle Tools provide a scope of process model development, management, and
deployment, which is beyond the typical usage of stand-alone diagramming tools. Oracle BPA has
significant enterprise process model architecture capability. Oracle BPM enables process model
software development and execution. Oracle Tutor is used to create easy-to-understand procedures
with text and diagram for end user training and productivity purposes. When used together, especially
as enhanced by Tutors model conversion capability, the tools provide significant value to an
organizations management of its business processes.
Tutors model conversion capability has significant benefit during two phases of business process
management. The first benefit is realized during process discovery, the initial phase of developing
process models or procedures. Many organizations have a large number of Visio diagram artifacts, which
describe the way the organization does (or would like to do) its business. These can be imported directly
into Tutor to accelerate the procedure development cycle. Whether new procedures are being used for
end user training in an implementation or for process documentation in general, importing existing Visio
diagrams can provide a significant acceleration. This is also true for any process model artifacts created
in a modeling tool, which has XPDL export capability, such as Provision or Bizagi.
The second area of benefit applies to organizations using a formal process modeling tool for generation
of executable process driven applications or integrations. Importing Tutor, Visio, or XPDL models into


BPA or BPM provides an initial process framework for developing executable models. It also provides
the ability to keep IT oriented process models and end user process models in sync, allowing for a single
enterprise process model to be used for dual purposes.
Supported Oracle Tool Conversions
Process model conversion capability is provided between Oracle Tutor and Oracle BPA, and between
Oracle Tutor and Oracle BPM.
Tutor Procedure to BPA
Tutor Procedure to BPM
BPA Model to Tutor
BPM Model to Tutor
Supported non-Oracle Tool Conversions
Process model conversion capability is provided for Microsoft Visio models and for the models created
by tools which are capable of exporting content in the XPDL format. Models are only converted into
Oracle tools formats; no export to Visio or XPDL is provided by OBPC.
Visio Model to Tutor
Visio Model to BPA
Visio Model to BPM
XPDL Model to Tutor
XPDL Model to BPA
XPDL Model to BPM
Support for parallel tasks in the narrative procedure format
This new feature allows writers to designate a set of tasks, in the narrative text of the procedure, which
can be performed concurrently by different participants. Consequently, when the narrative procedure is
imported into the Oracle tools BPM or BPA, the resulting swim lane diagram will show the tasks in
parallel.

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