I was part of a team at the BMC Innovator house in Palo Alto the first week of august, thrown head first into Smart Applications on Innovation Studio. Halfway through the week we decided to build We Enterprise, crowd sourcing for employees. It is meant to encourage and track idea spawning. Think Kick starter, but with hours as currency.
Employees can pitch proposals it might be anything from volunteer proposals like wildness and charity events to innovation projects as well and social events. Their colleagues can participate by pledging hours. We early came up with an idea on how to visualize all proposals that may be active. Gone are table-fields. Hello ”Bubbles”.
Check out Misi Mladoniczky blog-entry on how he implemented the bubbles-view component we used.
BMC Innovation Suite
With Innovation Suite we quickly built a data model and basic processes for proposals / pledgers as an interface for view component and integration coders. I continued with building a configurable process and code custom services for application logic. We also implemented REST- functions for Create, Read, Update and Set-generators (which the components use). The UI was put together using custom view components.
We completed the logic using custom process engine service. The process engine is a giant leap compared to old school Remedy-coding, I like the way it becomes very concise and easy to overview as well as customize. What I most like with Innovation Suite is that it is a feature rich framework but also built for being extended.