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					         Navigating the GFEBS Solution Architecture
                   Via ARIS Web-Publish
          Vista Compatibility Note - the GFEBS Solution Architecture is developed and published
          using the ARIS toolset. At this time, the ARIS web-publish function does not support the
          Windows Vista operating system. Vista users are apt to have problems viewing various
          GFEBS architecture views (particularly web-publishes produced in the JAVA format). If
          you are a Vista user and you cannot use a Windows XP computer to view this architecture,
          please contact the GFEBS Architecture team to arrange for alternative artifact outputs.



   1. Getting Started

The GFEBS ARIS Web Published architecture is accessed in two ways: (1) GFEBS Web
Published Architecture Server, and (2) on a Compact Disc (CD).

To access the GFEBS Web Published architecture a DOD CAC card is required and you must
be added to the GFEBS architecture server Access Control List (ACL - contact the GFEBS
Architecture team to be added to the ACL). To access the GFEBS Web Published architecture
on the server enter the following URL in your browser: https://prodep.gfebs-
erp.army.mil/architecture/

To access the GFEBS Web Published architecture on a CD, using Windows Explorer, navigate
to the index.html file on the CD provided and double-click on that file. This will launch your
default Internet browser (e.g., Windows Internet Explorer). Most users will see an active
content (Active X controls) warning at the top portion of their Internet Explorer window.
Right-click on the warning and click, “Allow Blocked Content…” You will be prompted to
verify that you want to allow active content. Please select YES.

You will also likely receive a security alert asking you to review/authorize Java applet
published by IDS Scheer AG. You will need to run this applet in order to view the models.
(Clicking the “Grant Always” option is recommended)




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   2. Navigation Tree




The navigation tree displays the current project and the folders available for viewing. It allows
the user to know at all times their location within the overall architecture. By left clicking on
the + symbol next to the folder, the user will be able to expand the folder and drill down to
more specific lower levels of folders. By clicking on the – symbol next to the folder, the user
will be able to contract the folders and view the structure at a higher level. The scroll bars
below and to the right of the navigation tree allow the user to scroll up/down and left/right to
better view the contents of the architecture. When the models option is selected, as shown
above, expanding folders will allow models to be available for viewing. The symbol,          ,
represents a model rather then a folder. To view a model, double left click the         symbol
and the model will be available for viewing in the browser window (Reference Viewing
Models Below). When the Objects option is selected, all objects in the architecture will be
displayed within the navigation tree. It is recommended to have only the models option
selected when viewing models.

3. Header Toolbar




The Header Toolbar enhances the user’s ability to navigate through the models by displaying
graphical indexes for finding specific models or objects. The upper left corner displays the
name of the model being viewed within the browser window. The dropdown box, shown as
graphic, is the option recommended for viewing models.

                                       (Portions of the Header Toolbar with Reference Letters)



 A     B    C   D    E     F   G




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                                                      I


                                                      H



A. Model Index

Left clicking on the Model Index icon allows the user to browse an index of all models
(screenshot shown below). The user can search for models by inputting the model name into
the Find textbox and clicking on Find. The user may also browse the index by using the scroll
bars or left clicking on the numbers/letters across the header to link directly to that location
within the index. At anytime the user may left click on the arrow beside each model to be
taken back to the top of the index. Left clicking on the model name (highlighted in red and
underlined) will display the model for viewing in the browser window. (Reference Viewing
Models Below)




B. Model List

Left clicking on the Model List icon lists all models available for viewing grouped by the type
of model (screenshot shown below). The dropdown menu allows the user to link directly
below to the types of models they would like to view. The user may also browse the list of
models by using the scroll bars. At anytime the user may left click on the arrow beside each
model type to be taken back to the top of the list. Left clicking on the model name (highlighted


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in red and underlined) will display the model for viewing in the browser window. (Reference
Viewing Models Below)




C. Object Index

Left clicking on the Object Index icon allows the user to browse an index of all objects
(screenshot shown below). The user can search for objects by inputting the object name into
the Find textbox and clicking on Find. The user may also browse the index by using the scroll
bars or left clicking on the numbers/letters across the header to link directly to that location
within the index. At anytime the user may left click on the arrow beside each object to be
taken back to the top of the index. Left clicking on the object name (highlighted in red and
underlined) will display specific information regarding the object in the Properties Box.
(Reference Property Box Below)




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D. Object List

Left clicking on the Object List icon lists all objects available for reference grouped by the type
of object (screenshot shown below). The dropdown menu allows the user to link directly
below to the types of objects they would like to view. The user may also browse the list of
objects by using the scroll bars. At anytime the user may left click on the arrow beside each
object type to be taken back to the top of the list. Left clicking on the object name (highlighted
in red and underlined) will display specific information regarding the object in the Properties
Box. (Reference Property Box Below)




E. Print Model

Left clicking on the Print Model icon opens print menu options to allow the user to print.

F. Open Model in New Window

Left clicking on this icon will display the selected model in a new window. The model can
then be viewed from a larger new window which contains only the model itself. (Reference
Viewing Models Below)

G. Navigation Tree

Left clicking this icon will cause the Navigation Tree to contract all folders and display only
the current project and “Main Group” folder. This allows the user to ‘start over’ within the
overall architecture.




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H. Navigation Drop Down Box

Left clicking on the down arrow in the drop down box will display all models previously
selected for viewing. Then left clicking on the model name will display the model in the
browser window. This allows the user to quickly navigate between models. The arrows to the
left and right of the drop down box,  , allow the user with one left click to view the model
one previous or one forward from the current selection.

I. Help Icon

Currently there are no help features available when clicking the Help icon.

3. Viewing Models

As previously discussed, there are several ways to select models and view them within the
browser window. The user can browse the models by using the scroll bars below and to the
right of the models. Furthermore, the user may hold down the right or left button and drag
the model to browse the model.

 Below are screenshots with text box descriptions and free text descriptions of different options
available for navigating and viewing models.




                                                        One left click on the object will display specific
                                                        object information in the Properties Box.




                                     One left click on this symbol will drill down to an
                                     imbedded process displaying a lower level model. The
                                     user may also left double click on the object when this
                                     symbol is present to view the imbedded process.


The SV-10c models describe processes being designed in GFEBS. In the SV-10c folder
hierarchy, users will find most of event driven process flows at the #.# level (what SAP refers
to as the Process level). The #.#.# is the lowest level of the structure (these Function Allocation


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Diagrams are descriptions of detail associated with SAP Process Steps). When a model is
displayed with this #.#.# name structure, it is the lowest level of models and there is no more
drill down capability. For further information about the business process hierarchy, please
refer to Scope section of the All-Views-1 (AV-1) document.




(Refer to screenshot directly above) This is a lower level model. The user has several options
for viewing the model. By right clicking a menu appears on the browser window. The user
can select view and then either:

      Choose to zoom in or zoom out by left clicking on the appropriate option.
      Left click on reset zoom to return the default view for the model.
      The user can select view and then left click on Display Section. The user would then
       highlight the section they would like to view by holding the left button, dragging, and
       then releasing the left button. The section highlighted is then zoomed in on.
      The user can left click on Optimize Section which displays the entire model in the
       browser window.
      The user can left click on Model Overview which displays the entire model in a separate
       new window. This allows the user to zoom in on sections of the model in the browser
       window while being able to reference their overall location by viewing the model
       overview.

By right clicking on the model, view is not the only option available. The user can left click on
print and then left click on either standard or sheet. Print option menus will then open to
allow the user to print. In addition, the user can left click on download model to have the
ability to download the model.


4. Property Box




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When a model is open the property box displays specific information to that model (screenshot
shown below). It displays:

      Model attributes
      The ability to download the model by left clicking on the model name (highlighted and
       underlined in red)
      Feedback
      Hierarchy (where the model is in the architecture’s structure)
      Master Model
      Objects in the model
      Variants




By left clicking on any objects within the model or the object name within the property box, the
specific information changes in the property box to be specific to that object (screenshot shown
below). Specific information about an object displays:

      Object Attributes
      Feedback
      Hierarchy (where the object is in the architecture’s structure)
      Master Object
      Occurrences (Left clicking on the names highlighted and underlined in red will link
       directly to the model where that same object is referenced.)
      Relationships (Left clicking on the names highlighted and underlined in red will
       display the object properties of the object referenced)
      Variants




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Notice: The label above both screenshots tells the user if they are viewing Model properties or
Object properties.




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