This large international provider of sports betting and casino games in Europe has over 6,000 employees with branches in several countries.
The company uses frevvo with Confluence on daily basis for a multitude of tasks from employee on-boarding to budget management to online ordering. frevvo’s Database Connector allows them to surface frevvo forms and workflows in Confluence that read/write data from their SQL database and easily create dynamic content.
frevvo integrates with our Confluence system as well as other systems without complex APIs. And the best part of all is that frevvo is very cost-effective and feature-rich compared to products that are many times the price.
The reduction of development time to build these business-critical applications has allowed them to focus on other priorities. Business users also appreciate the fact that information is easily available and they have more time to spend with customers.
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Tell me, Why Hybrid Cloud?
Why hybrid cloud? Why not hybrid cloud is the question you’ll be asking yourself after this article!
Hybrid Cloud: “A hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud service utilizing both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization.” (http://www.interoute.com/cloud-article/what-hybrid-cloud)
The Road to Hybrid Cloud. The cloud computing model continues to create a larger and larger footprint in the IT landscape as enterprises pursue the model’s benefits including but not limited to: 1) shared resources 2) facilitated access to information and resources from anywhere on any device 3) on demand provisioning and reallocation of computational resources. The greatest benefits are typically achieved using public cloud services however most organizations are unwilling to put ALL their data (particularly sensitive information) into public cloud solutions. In order to still reap the benefits of the cloud computing model, organizations will implement some solutions on internal private cloud platforms.
What is Hybrid Cloud and How Does It Work. A hybrid cloud refers to an environment that runs both public and private cloud services AND provides a way to to share data between them. Typically the data shared with public cloud services is limited and secured/encrypted to reduce exposure. Exposing a server within your firewall to a public cloud service is not what we mean by hybrid. A hybrid cloud connects 2 or more internal and external cloud platforms in such a way that they can exchange information.
What Are the Advantages. A hybrid cloud allows organizations to leverage the efficiency gains of the cloud computing model without having to expose all their data to public cloud services by providing mechanisms to securely share data. Once mechanisms have been defined for exchanging data between internal and external cloud platforms, CIOs can incrementally control what data is exposed to public cloud solutions. The ability to integrate internal data with external/public cloud services is hugely beneficial (if not required) to leverage public cloud services in a compelling and useful fashion.
The Benefits of frevvo. When you sign up for an account on app.frevvo.com, you’re using frevvo in the public cloud. If you deploy frevvo within your organization, you are setting up frevvo as a multi-tenant, private cloud solution. Either way, there are many examples of frevvo participating in hybrid cloud architectures. A frevvo account running in the public cloud could be configured to securely access LDAP information running within a private cloud. Enterprises running frevvo within their private cloud infrastructure can write data to google spreadsheets (public cloud). Another example is utilizing frevvo’s database connector to allow frevvo from either a public or private cloud to integrate with any back-end relational database.
In Summary. This cloud computing phenomenon migrates both, public cloud and private cloud services, to solve your business needs. From small business to large enterprises, being able to keep private information secure as well as hosting public information is very beneficial. As noted on the infographic (pictured to the left) using frevvo in the hybrid cloud is a business strategy to lead you to successful business agility. Our cloud based product is mobile ready, with a drag & drop easy design, that allows you to create custom forms and workflows to increase business agility.
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frevvo offers many tutorials to guide you through each step of the way when it comes to building the perfect form and or workflow. Read instructions, watch videos, follow along and do it yourself.
Stuck on a specific step? Look through our list of tutorials and start there. If you are new to frevvo start from the beginning and let us show you the way.
Several step by step instructions feature images so you can see where you should be by this step. You will quickly understand what to do with your new product.
Database Connector Tutorial — With Live Forms, you can create dynamic forms that connect to your database, populate controls from the database, update drop down controls dynamically etc. This Tutorial works through several examples demonstrating various features.
Give the tutorials a try and enjoy building your easy and simplified form/workflow. If you need any further assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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They must accurately record notes and decisions at their meetings for compliance, transparency and continuous improvement. Automating the process with frevvo saves their members valuable time and allows them to focus on helping people rather than paperwork (Case Study).
With frevvo Live Forms, the process is now an online workflow integrated with their Confluence wiki. Meeting notes use a structured format eliminating errors and missing fields. Built-in workflow ensures that the right members are notified at the right time.
The notes are saved to a Confluence page for easy access without searching through email.
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It’s no secret that paper or Word/Excel-based processes still power day-to-day approvals at most schools and businesses. How the heck are we still discussing this in 2015? As business and society becomes increasingly mobile, digitizing approval workflows is more important than ever before. Beyond the usual save time & money, here are 10 reasons to digitize your approval processes:
- Streamline the routine stuff
It may be a routine day-to-day process but delays can be costly and paper/email are lousy solutions. Passing paper around or chasing emails wastes time and inhibits collaboration – both major no-nos in today’s world.
- Simplify Email
There’s a reason for the hundreds of to-do list apps in the App Store. We’re bombarded with hundreds of emails every day. It’s hard to keep track and easy to forget about getting to things that need doing. When managers forget, employees have to waste time chasing them down to figure out where the approval is.
- Get with the Mobile Age
Smart phones are ubiquitous. Practically everyone has one and we all know how rapidly usage is growing. Ditch the paper/Excel and let busy parents, employees & customers handle approvals on their phones anytime and from anywhere. Make life easier for everyone.
- Enough with the printing
Approvals usually require signatures. You can fill everything else online but chances are the PDF or Excel is physically printed solely for getting the Manager or CFO’s signature. Eliminate it with electronic signatures. There’s no excuse for that in 2015 – we all know there are too few trees. It’s easy to do your part.
- Facilitate Self Service
Automated workflows allow 24×7 access from any device. Today, most people prefer to engage with organizations via the web rather than calling or coming to your office. For everything from school permissions to sales orders, paperless forms make life easier for your customers – another potential game-changing initiative.
- Tracking and accountability
Digital approvals are easy to track with the click of a button or swipe of a finger. Stop making employees search through email or chase down paper forms to figure out where approvals are.
- Reduce Errors
It’s easy to make mistakes like using an older version of a Word document or a calculation error or simply forgetting to fill out parts of the form. Then, someone has to manually get them fixed. Digital versions eliminate these unnecessary and wasteful errors.
- Business Intelligence
Digital processes can be integrated with your other business systems and services. It can really improve efficiency by, for example, eliminating duplicate data entry. More important, integration can extract essential information and dramatically improve business intelligence and give you insights on how better to operate – a potential game-changer.
The Cloud now provides unlimited, affordable storage and access from anywhere with redundancy and disaster recovery that cannot be matched by most organizations. Use it and you can stop worrying about fires and floods and the like and operate a resilient organization that focuses on customers.
- Go Green
It’s 2015 – why are you still printing and scanning and emailing? Contact frevvo today and learn how you can start implementing these game-changers today.
Confluence 4 has been out for 6+ months now and we have been slow to release an updated plugin. We’re finally almost there. The plugin has been updated and is now in final QA and we expect to release it very shortly.
The good news [for us] is that the delay is due to some large customer wins. We’ve signed a large OEM deal with one of the biggest software companies in the world, and we’re also almost at the end of a production deployment at one of a global telecoms company. Together with normal customer activity, these projects have literally overwhelmed us with work.
Look for the Confluence 4 plugin coming soon.
Now that you’ve created your form or workflow, what are the various things you can do when it is submitted? With frevvo, there are many many flexible options. You can simply view your submissions online or send them to your own web server for processing or use the frevvo API to perform detailed post-processing of submission data. We’ve documented this in this new Tutorial on processing form data.
We’ll keep updating this as required but if you want to see all the options available to you, check it out.
Phew! We’ve finally worked out most of the kinks of using hosted frevvo (SaaS server) with Confluence. It’s cool: just install the plugin, point it at frevvo’s SaaS service and Go!! No need to install or configure. You can use HTTPS for security, create/update/merge to Confluence pages even if your Confluence is safely behind your firewall, and run workflows. You can even setup Confluence with Active Directory authentication and connect it to the SaaS service.
Here is an updated video of the setup (note that it’s still a test server and this is not production-ready):