Raynet sets new standards with RayFlow 2.0 and impresses by modern design and functionality
Paderborn, 25th August 2015. Raynet GmbH, Europe´s leading provider of software packaging and application lifecycle management solutions, ensures with RayFlow 2.0 fluent work processes, integrates third-party products and is also highly customizable.
With the new release of RayFlow 2.0, Raynet succeeded to set new standards. RayFlow is more than just a software packaging workflow for packaging factories and convinces with the combination of high-quality Design and a usability which leaves nothing to be desired. It is a workflow management tool that collects and provides required information per task and phase, tailored to project needs of any complexity level. It operates as joining link between teams and their tools. RayFlow controls and observes the workflow for the overall Application Lifecycle: From license management to deployment, from application owners up to project managers and stakeholders.
The combination of the re-designed user interface, which is brilliantly in its modern and straight-forward design, and the equally sophisticated functional extensions guarantees a smooth and free flowing work process. About customizing a personal profile on the simple interface up to administer various roles and much more offers a lot of brand new RayFlow 2.0 Feature Highlights.
Here are some of the most important features of RayFlow 2.0 at a glance:
Completely New User Interface
In its new version 2.0 RayFlow shines in the bright light of the Corporate Design of the RaySuite product family. It convinces users with both, functionality and attractiveness. Beyond adjustments of graphical aspects, there has been a massive re-engineering of the concept of operations, which provides improved usability and fully meets the requirements of nowadays software ergonomics.
The RayFlow UI provides a simple yet flexible administration and operation of projects – for one or more mandators at a time. Essential information, such as the current task status, SLA’s, categories, etc. is clearly structured and easily accessible within each phase. The newly invented global search additionally improves the direct lookup of specific tasks.
New Configuration UI
A workflow management tool does not only have to provide a decent interface for the actual task execution within the flow, but at the same time requires an elaborated administrative environment. In this regard, RayFlow incorporates a web interface that is divided into three primary areas of activity: Management, Administration, Configuration. Depending on the individual field of operation and responsibility, users have privileges to create new user profiles, generate reports, and to create and configure new projects – regarding SLA conditions, settings of the project specific user interface, and the actual phase flow.
Due to the ability to manage users and their access rights, data visibility, and notifications across project boundaries RayFlow is a tool that adjusts effortlessly to the requirements of any given use case.
Raynet has managed to design the configuration of project components, such as phases, data fields, workflows, etc. to be usable in such a comfortable and clear manner, that it is possible to reflect any business process with a minimal investment of preparation and work time. Keeping company specific identifiers, colors, and labels is a built-in functionality. In order to work even more efficient, it is possible to clone similar projects whilst taking over the required set of configuration settings.
The Raynet design team has put special emphasis on the task to structure functionality in a way that allows users to reach their targets with the least amount of clicks and time – saving precious time and money with each step.
RayFlow is knowingly aligned for maximal flexibility in order to be able to grow beyond the origins of packaging factory process management, and to adapt behavior and control structures for the needs of any business process. The real stunt is not the provision of flexibility itself, but rather embedding it into a user interface that convinces operators and administrators likewise, and allows them to interact intuitively. This is a trick RayFlow 2.0 performs outstandingly.
High Level Transparency of Tracking
By using the tracking feature, users are able to keep an overview of the current status of project tasks and to assess the status of one specific task as well. Taking over a task or assigning it to another user is a one-click activity – assumed that the users profile is equipped with the required privileges for the latter feature. With RayFlow, customers shop a very high level of transparency, which allows for an exact and comprehensive tracking of each and every task. This feature does not only support easy coping with everyday workload within a project, but at the same time provides the level of overview managers need to ensure a successful project progress.
My Profile Section
The newly invented My Profile section contains an overview of tasks, appointments, and notifications that are assigned to the currently logged in user. As it is always within reach by a single click, it becomes an essential part of the work with RayFlow in no time. Additional profile oriented functionality, such as setting a new password, changing one’s name, email-address or company relation, has been located within this section as well.
RayFlow 2.0 is more than a mere interface between applications, as it is a platform for teamwork and cooperation at the very same time. Accordingly, Raynet designs views like My Profile with the principle in mind that each user has to have adequate access to the properties of his own profile, whilst deeper
adjustments regarding access rights, project assignments, etc. always require the authority of a RayFlow system administrator. Providing such a strict guideline for the options and activities that are available on a per-user base eases extended communication and cooperation within project scopes. There is no doubt
about the available field of activity for a user – it is plainly visible from the administrative settings and his profile overview section.
Staying up to date has never been this easy and convenient. It is a matter of a few clicks to create notifications for single users or user groups. Intelligent filters are the base for the definition of conditional statements that control which user will be informed about what event, which might be a change to the status of a task within a specific phase, modifications on data fields, or any other event that has been defined within a project workflow.
E-Mails sent as notifications are derived from templates, which vary based upon the actually triggering event. Templates are easily adjustable with the built-in HTML Editor directly from within the RayFlow user interface for a project. Applying your corporate design on notification templates is achievable with minimal effort.
Why would one re-invent the wheel? – RayFlow offers the ability to clone tasks, reports, and even whole projects. Cloning of tasks is available across project boundaries, which makes it necessary to establish task property mappings, defining to which data field in the target project a property of the source project has to be copied. Cloning of projects allows to keep a selectable set of configuration attributes such as group definitions, user assignments, and the like.
Integration and Standardization
RayFlow does not operate in a sterile, monolithic environment. In fact there is an inevitable trigger for the intensive contact with a vast variety of tools and system environments: the conceptual keynote that RayFlow is the controlling backbone of business processes. A workflow management system does not only have to communicate and interact with a heterogeneous ambience, but master that in a way that emphasizes on aspects such as security and robustness. Even though the tools of the RaySuite product family are optimized to work best in conjunction with each other, the RayFlow data service fully covers 3rd party tool integration as well.
The improvements achieved for the technological fundamentals of the RayFlow engine in the context of the 2.0 release development are mostly not plain to see for end-users. However, they result in another level of system stability and security. Implementing state-of-the-art and standard conform communication concepts, RayFlow is restrictive where required, and flexible where functional benefits are achievable free of any risk.
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