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Using ActiveVOS Designer

ActiveVOS Designer is a comprehensive environment for creating, testing and deploying BPEL processes.
Based on the Eclipse visual framework, ActiveVOS Designer provides a full complement of WS-BPEL 2.0 constructs and supports BPEL4WS 1.1 processes. You can drag items directly from a WSDL file or from a tools palette onto a Process Editor canvas. As you build your process, the BPEL XML code is automatically generated and validated. Problems are immediately reported with suggested solutions.
Several shortcuts aid you in creating process flows and data assignments.
Deployment wizards package all required files together into a business process archive and move the archive to your ActiveVOS server.
Designer also includes support for BPEL4People, Version 1.0 so that you can include human workflow within BPEL processes. This functionality introduces human workflow into a process for business applications that require the services of a person in addition to Web services. The human tasks are routed to ActiveVOS Central at runtime, where users can complete them and send their response back to the process.