HoriZZon is the web portal that can be used to share real-time content from Enterprise Studio with a wide range of users. The shared model packages and projects are stored and managed here and can be made available to other users. HoriZZon is also the place for registering and managing the users and user groups that need access to HoriZZon.


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HoriZZon website

The URL of the HoriZZon web portal is: 

https://<CustomerName>.horizzon.cloud/

The exact location of your HoriZZon web portal is provided by BiZZdesign Support.

Preferred browsers for working with HoriZZon are Chrome and Firefox.

HoriZZon homepage

After signing in to HoriZZon, the homepage appears. The homepage is the starting point for all features available in HoriZZon. The options that are available in the HoriZZon sidebar depend on your software configuration and on the roles you have been assigned. The information that is shown on the homepage also depends on the roles you have been assigned. The page may initially be empty when visiting HoriZZon for the first time.

If you only have the Administrator or System administrator role, the homepage will be empty. As a sole administrator user you do not have access to sites and therefor to any views in them. You will need the Consumer role for that.

If you have the Consumer role, the page will show your favorite views and popular views of sites you have access to. There is also an overview of the last updated views. Just click on a section to view its data. The popular and last updated sections each show 12 views at the maximum. If you have set more than 12 favorites, navigation controls will be available at the top of the overview to go to the next page of favorites.


Homepage for users with Consumer role


If you have the Contributor role, the homepage has two sections: Objects and Views. The Views section shows the information as described above. The Objects section shows a list of all objects with data blocks you have editing permissions on. You can directly access data blocks by clicking an object on the page. If an object is part of an open task for you to perform, it will be indicated on the object. The page may be empty if there are not any data blocks for you to edit. The objects are shown with a maximum of 20 per page. If there are more, navigation controls are available to go to the next page.

After signing in to HoriZZon, the Objects section is shown by default initially. If you prefer to start HoriZZon with the Views section visible, make sure that you have clicked the Views tab before you leave the homepage. HoriZZon will remember this and the next time you sign in, the Views section will be shown.


Homepage for users with Contributor role

Features

HoriZZon offers the following features. Which of these features are available in your HoriZZon depends on your BiZZdesign software configuration. Your HoriZZon may only have the user, group, package and project management feature, or these features plus the model information sharing and data entry features.

Sharing model information and data entry

Sites

The contents of model packages and projects can be shared with other HoriZZon users via sites. A site shows the diagrams and views of a model package or project. The data is read-only and can be viewed and used for analysis goals, like in generated viewpoints, charts and dashboards. The model information of a site is always kept in sync with the latest commits done on the package or project.

Creating and sharing a site


Element properties shown in site view

Data block editing

In addition to the regular read-only model information in sites, HoriZZon supports model data enrichment with self-defined information. Sites can be enriched with data by defining sets of additional object attributes (defined in Enterprise Studio) of which the values can be edited in data blocks in HoriZZon sites. To limit user edit rights for data blocks, data policies can be set up. Maintenance of the data blocks can be arranged in data update schedules and is executed via data tasks.

Editing data blocks in HoriZZon


Editing data blocks via site

Workflows

Workflows in HoriZZon help users to collaborate on model packages and projects. HoriZZon has one built-in workflow that is predefined by BiZZdesign, but also supports custom workflows, which you can define yourself. Workflow requests can be made for diagrams, views, objects and relations in a model. Participants perform workflow tasks to complete requests.

Workflow-driven collaboration in HoriZZon


Change request on object

Dashboards

Kibana dashboards (from Elastic™) can be created and added to HoriZZon to be shared with other users. Kibana dashboards can offer additional insights into your Enterprise Studio data.

Creating and sharing dashboards in HoriZZon


Kibana dashboard

User, group, package, and project management

Users and groups

Users that need access to HoriZZon need to be registered in HoriZZon. What users can and cannot do and see in HoriZZon depends on the roles assigned to them and on any groups they are in. Groups can be defined to assign permissions to groups of users. To populate HoriZZon with users, they can be added manually, or using an external identity provider like Azure AD or SAML. For detailed information about the available user roles and the associated permissions in HoriZZon, see User roles and permissions.


User page

Model packages and projects

Shared model packages and projects that are created in Enterprise Studio are stored on HoriZZon. They can be managed in HoriZZon: users can be invited to packages and projects to collaborate on them, invitations can be revoked, access to packages and projects can be managed, and packages and projects can be removed from HoriZZon if needed.

Managing users, groups, model packages and projects


Model package page

HoriZZon configuration

In the BiZZdesign on-premise solution, HoriZZon has a number of configuration settings, like e-mail settings, setting a limitation on inviting users, changing the database configuration, and viewing the HoriZZon audit log. The HoriZZon settings also host the configuration of several identity providers. The settings are only accessible to users with the System Administrator role and in an on-premise solution. 

When using a hosted HoriZZon, the System Administrator role is not available. Only the license information settings are available to Administrator users.

HoriZZon configuration options

Display of list pages

HoriZZon pages with lists on them can be viewed in two modes: grid view (tiles) and list view. The grid view is the default view. You can easily switch between both view modes by clicking the controls at the right top of the items. The Objects section on the HoriZZon homepage is an exception to this. The items on this page are only available in list view.

The items on list pages can also be sorted and items can be searched.


Grid view (top) and list view (bottom)