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Tutorials and Samples for WebSphere Business Modeler Version 6.1.2

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WebSphere Business Modeler product comes with several sample pre-built modeling projects for you to import and examine, and a tutorial to introduce you to many of the program's functions and tools. This page includes supplementary tutorials and sample modeling projects to introduce you to more advanced modeling constructs, elements, and potential methods that you might use to create the projects for your own business or organization.


Tutorials for WebSphere Business Modeler V6.1.2

The following tutorials describe detailed functions and best practices, and are targeted at intermediate and advanced users who want to gain an understanding of the more complex features, elements, and functions of the product.

Using Loops in a Process
Loops enable you to conveniently model any repeating activity or set of activities within a larger process. Using a telemarketing scenario, the tutorial describes the differences between the three types of loops, explains how to pass data between loops and their parent processes, and walks you through data-driven simulations of the loops that you create.

Download tutorial (PDF, 506KB)
Download accompanying sample (Zip, 336 KB)

Creating Report Templates with Report Designer
This tutorial presents a series of exercises to show you how to create reusable report templates with Report Designer. Starting with a generic template, you will learn how to add and manipulate static text, information, and parameter fields. You will then use that generic template as the starting point for a more specific template, to which you will add a data source, data fields, and a process diagram. Finally, you will learn how to fine-tune the layout and presentation of your report elements to generate polished, professional-looking reports.

Download tutorial (PDF, 376KB)

Defining Metrics and KPIs to Monitor your Business
Using business measures, you can model information in WebSphere® Business Modeler that can be captured in WebSphere Business Monitor. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add business measures to a process, identify attributes so that WebSphere Business Monitor can collect real-life values as the process runs, export business measures, and update the attributes in WebSphere Business Modeler after the process has been monitored.

Download tutorial (PDF, 356KB)
Download accompanying sample (Zip with 3 files, 79KB)

Sample projects for WebSphere Business Modeler V6.1.2

The following table describes the complete set of sample modeling projects that are available for WebSphere Business Modeler. Some of these samples, with asterisks (*), are delivered with the product. The rest of the sample projects are web-only and can be downloaded here.

For additional industry-specific reference projects, go to our Advanced Sample Modeling projects page.

Before you can examine or work with a sample project, you must first import them into your workspace using the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Sample project name Description
QuickStart Finance* Simple loan application process. Contrasts two different versions of a loan application process: As-is and To-be.

Final state of process models built in the QuickStart tutorial (in product).

Includes usage examples for:
ABC Project* Detailed process models for generic customer order handling processes, including order processing and verification, and payment handling. Contrasts different versions of the process.

Used by Report Designer tutorial (on this page).

Includes usage examples of:
Simulation Scenarios (Zip, 368KB) Updated version of ABCProject used in WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced Version 6.1 simulation scenarios.

Includes several variations of a business process allowing user to run simulations using each version and analyze simulation results for differences in resource bottlenecks and costs.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
ECAM Project* Model for processes that might be used by an automobile insurance company, including claims submission and processing.

Includes usage examples of:
Loops Sample (Zip, 336 KB) Telemarketing process demonstrating use of different types of loops.

Used in Loops tutorial (on this page).

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Business measures sample (Zip, 39KB)
Ticket sales process demonstrating business measures.

Used in Business measures tutorial (on this page).

Includes usage examples for:
(Web only)
Banking (Zip, 536 KB) Models an As-Is and To-be mortgage application evaluation process.

Includes usage examples of:
  • Timetable

(Web only)
Bank Teller (Zip, 387 KB) Models two processes for banking transactions: one involving an ATM and one involving a bank teller.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Medical Process (Zip, 292 KB) Model of medical patient registration, triage and evaluation process, including subprocesses for blood pressure evaluation and blood tests.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Industrial (Zip, 662 KB) Models a supplier forecasting process, including supplier request generation, response review and purchase order generation. Contrasts two different versions of the process, As-is and To-be.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Retail (Zip, 514 KB) Models a product invoice payment process, including invoice receipt, verification and payment. Contrasts two different versions of the process: As-is and To-be.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Telecommunications (Zip, 582 KB) Models a DSL provisioning process, including customer prequalification, credit check, and release of the order. Contrasts two different versions of the process: As-is and To-be.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)
Cross Industry (Zip, 422 KB) Models a simple industry-generic credit review and approval process.

Includes usage examples of:

(Web only)


To import the sample projects into WebSphere Business Modeler Version 6.1.2, complete the following steps:

  1. Unzip the downloaded sample. After unzipping, you will have a .mar file containing the sample.

  2. In the Project Tree, right-click and select Import. The Import wizard appears.

  3. Select WebSphere Business Modeler project (.mar, .zip) and click Next. Click OK.

  4. Click Browse to select the source directory that contains the file you want to import.

  5. In the Files list, select the .mar file containing the project that you want to import.

  6. Optionally, to import the files faster, clear the Include simulation snapshots check boxes.

  7. Select Overwrite existing elements to replace any of the elements with the same name as an element being imported. Otherwise, you will be warned when an element is about to be overwritten.

    : If you choose to overwrite a catalog, be aware that the entire catalog and all of its contents will be deleted and the contents of the new catalog will be imported instead.

  8. When you have finished specifying your import options, click Finish. A window opens when the import process is complete.

  9. If there were any errors or warnings during the import process, click Details to read them. Otherwise, click OK.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Integration WebSphere Business Modeler Basic Documentation Windows 6.1.2 Basic

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced

Software version: 6.1.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: Advanced

Reference #: 7012800

Modified date: 05 August 2008