WebHelp - Getting Started with Aurachain


In this article, you will find basic information about how Aurachain works. This material is meant to help users gather the fundamentals of Smart Contracts, business process management, and Aurachain platform, regardless if they are new to the domain or are switching from a different BPM platform.

We encourage users to read this material, every time a question or issue arises. Sometimes, complex issues have simple solutions.

Aurachain defined

Aurachain™ is a product that is designed to provide a low code, rapid development environment for the creation of two types of enterprise applications; digital process applications and collaborative trust applications that are deployed on blockchain networks.

Aurachain provides a rapid Go–Live approach with fully running automated processes in hours or days and at a significantly reduced cost. By using simple and intuitive tools, Aurachain™ allows for end-to-end process automation.

In terms of impact, Aurachain delivers true cross-functional business value. For senior management, Aurachain will eliminate many of the bottlenecks associated with delivering broad operational improvements and therefore, help to more rapidly streamline internal operations, launch new client-facing product offerings, reduce costs and enhance compliance. More so, it delivers these benefits at a lower cost than historical options.

For IT, Aurachain will help to increase the volume and speed of delivery to their business users and customers, while maintaining platform control. Based on organizational preference and internal delivery models, IT can now push many standard elements of the automation process upstream (process modeling, UI development, Role and user configuration, business rules management, etc.) while maintaining control over IT governance-related areas such as integration, testing, and the like. Therefore, IT can continue to focus their time and specialized development resources on mission-critical company applications that require their care, while improving their overall delivery to the business.

Last, but not least, for a line of business stakeholders, Aurachain represents a way to automate rapidly for operational value.

Acronyms and definitions

While discussing the intricate details of on-chain/off-chain automation and BPM, there are some words that may differ from other mediums although they are written the same or are common terms that you might have heard while operating other services.

  • Apps – It’s a basic and common shortening for applications.

  • Off-chain Apps - business process applications designed to automate processes outside of the blockchain network.

  • On-chain Apps – a business process application that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way, inside of a blockchain network.

  • Smart Contract – part of an On-chain app; it executes a written contract on a public or private blockchain and with it, enforces terms, proves performance, and even exchanges currency.

  • APIs – An application programming interface is a software that, basically, channels and allows two apps to talk to each other.

  • UI – User interfaces are the access points where users interact with designs. Practically every app has a User Interface that allows the user to interact with said software.. 

  • Diagrams - The tool you use to create apps in Aurachain. With it, you can define multiple process variables. It helps you track and assess bottlenecks with intuitive analytics features.

  • BPMN – Business Process Management Notation is a standard for business process modeling that provides a graphical notation for specifying business processes.

  • UML – The Unified Modelling Language is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.

  • Stage – Task/activity in a process.

  • MOD – Data model variable, in our case, this means that a variable can be created and its value used as a tool's parameter value.

  • USR – Abbreviation for the user.

  • ROL – Abbreviation for the group.

  • TXT – Abbreviation for free text.

Before you start

Before you read further, there are a few helpful things that every Aurachain user needs to know:

  • Aurachain doesn’t need to be installed on your computer or device. It runs on web browsers.

  • You will receive running environments and your administrator will configure the users who will have access to the business flow of the app.

We aim to make Aurachain available on the most popular browsers on the market, both on desktop and on mobile. For a full breakdown of the supported browsers, please see the table below:

  • The Aurachain platform is an intuitive and easy-to-use UI that helps users keep track of work tasks, delegations, and their off/on-chain applications.

  • To access Aurachain’s main functionalities, you need to expand Aurachain's collapsible menu located in the left portal panel. 

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