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OpenEdge Business Process Server overview : Business Process Server user types

Business Process Server user types

There are four user types within Business Process Server, Application users, Managers, Application developers, Business Process Server administrators.

User types

Each Business Process Server user type is defined below:
*Application users — Application Users use Business Process Server applications to coordinate specific business tasks with another department within their company, with another company within their organization, and/or with a business partner in another organization. The Home module in Business Process Portal serves as the primary interface in which Application Users run Business Process Server applications.
*Managers — Managers are typically experts in a particular business domain, such as quality assurance or human resources. They might need to work with managers from other groups in automating some of the business procedures that these groups share. The Management module in Business Process Portal serves as the primary Business Process Server interface for business managers to coordinate and integrate business processes, enabling them to exchange information with one other, and to share functionality over such standard communication channels as the Internet or e-mail.
*Application developers — Application developers are responsible for analyzing business processes and developing interfaces associated with creating tasks or processes. Application developers are often not domain experts themselves, but work closely with Managers to define business processes and determine the requirements of an application. Application developers use Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge or Business Process Modeler to define the business process; the resulting process template file is tested, simulated, published, and run as a Business Process Server application.
*Business Process Server administrators — Business Process Server administrators are responsible for configuring Business Process Server components, managing user or group profiles and access control, and installing or uninstalling Business Process Server applications. The Administration module in Business Process Portal serves as the primary interface for Business Process Server Administrators to administer applications.
All Business Process Server user types can communicate by using one or more Business Process Server applications. They can also communicate with external applications.