Service architects can use the Advanced Service Designer to create advanced services and publish them to the service catalog. They can also create and publish post-provisioning operations that the consumers can perform on provisioned items. Creating Advanced ServicesBy using the Advanced Service Designer, you can define new service offerings and publish them to the common catalog as catalog items. Custom ResourcesYou must create a custom resource so that you can create an advanced service for provisioning with the option to access and manage the provisioned items. Custom resources define the items for provisioning, and you can use them to define post-provisioning operations that the consumers can perform. Resource MappingsYou create resource mappings between the vRealize Automation catalog resource type and the vRealize Orchestrator inventory type to manage resources provisioned outside of Advanced Service Designer. Service BlueprintsA blueprint is a complete specification of a service. Resource ActionsYou can create custom resource actions to configure the post-provisioning operations that the consumers can perform. Form DesignerThe Advanced Service Designer includes a form designer that you can use to design submission and details forms for blueprints, resources, and actions. Based on the presentation of the workflows, the form designer dynamically generates default forms and fields you can use to modify the default forms.