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Activiti Designer alternative for business user

Question asked by mukul423 on Jun 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2016 by jbarrez
I'm trying out Activiti to see if we can replace our current approval flow engine with it. I have 2 questions:

1) For all Activiti projects out there deployed on production: is it a hardcoded fact that business/end users are supposed to make new business processes only using Activiti designer (following BPMN 2.0 specification)?

2) Is there a way that we can create a simple facade UI (a UI layer above Activiti designer) that can be easily used by business users to create business processes in terms of business entities they understand & then code wise we try to transform such custom process to standard Activity/BPMN 2.0 XML? This would thus not impose the need for the end users to learn BPMN 2.0 specification (if they need to consistently make new business definitions/processes on run time). I'm not sure if it's feasible?