EIS online distribution process; an electronic equivalent of moving a paper document through the necessary review and approval steps.
A routing tool in SAP that forwards documents for review or approval. For example, a requisition that needs to be approved is sent to the appropriate approver's inbox. Workflow is also used to route journal vouchers in SAP.
A webMethods tool that is used to define, process and manage a process that requires human interaction.
The application by the eProcurement system of the GDA's business rules. Workflow defines the routing of data from one part of the procurement process to the next based on set rules
A computer-aided process for organizing work sequences by systematically moving documents from one stage of the operation to the next; requires transport of data and files within a network.
Software used to automatically route events or work-items from one user or program to another. Workflow is synonymous with process flow, although traditionally has been used in the context of person-to-person information flows.
In the context of the web, the visibility on the web of tasks, schedules, budgeting, materials needing translation, glossaries, style manuals, translation memories, etc. Globalization team members with passwords can access all the elements of a multilingual web site, so that work can be accomplished in "Internet time."
A term used to describe the steps taken in the execution of a task such as creating and outputting a digital mechanical. Proper workflow is determined based on the specific project being undertaken, the skills and desires of the file creators, and the capabilities and policies of the firm that will create the high-resolution film output.
The defined series of tasks within an organization to produce a final outcome. Sophisticated workgroup computing applications allow you to define different workflows for different types of jobs. At each stage in the workflow, one individual or group is responsible for a specific task. Once the task is complete, the workflow software ensures that the individuals responsible for the next task are notified and receive the data they need to execute their stage of the process. Workflow is built into most document and content management systems so that content is approved before being posted to the Internet or intranet.
Workflow refers to the process of routing events or work-items from one person to another. Workflow is synonymous with process flow, although is more often used in the context of person-to-person document flows.
The movement of documents around an organisation for purposes including sign-off, evaluation, performing activities in a process.
the process for publishing, where assignments can pass from writer to editor to administrator (project and/or office specific)
The process of content movement around an organization, to various stakeholders for the purpose of co-authoring, evaluation, commenting and sign-off. Within the context of catalog software, workflow includes product adoption, product content authoring, copy writing, photography, catalog page design and proofing. Each one of these processes can have their own workflow depending on the size of an organization and the kind of catalog effort.
a collection of Steps and data that define the paths that can be taken to complete a task
a collection of tasks, that are executed to get "something" done
a customary sequence of steps or tasks that are followed to produce a deliverable
a list of actions (tasks) to be carried out on a particular content item, arranged in the order that they should be carried out on a particular template, record, or file
a list of such tasks arranged in the order they should be carried out on a particular item
a model of a human or system process that is defined as a map of activities
a model , which means it is a machine-readable description of business behavior that is not code
a movement of a document or a task across several people
an abstraction on a business process focussing on the flow of digitalised documents or objects, respectively
an abstraction to a process that has been automatised using activities and identifying responsibility relationships
a process of how something gets done
a representation of the business process in a machine readable format
a series of tasks performed to complete a particular goal
a set of activities stored as a model that describe a real world process
a set of instruction sthat tell the Informatica server how to execute the tasks
a set of related tasks which are executed to satisfy a business requirement
a set of tasks (called actors) that are chained together in a predefined order, such that the output of one actor serves as the input for the next actor in the chain
a way to organize the process of creating a document
A customization that enables forum managers to create discussion-forum entries that pass through various states in a work process. These entries automatically move through a well-defined, orderly process, guided by actions that specific users take on the entries. Examples of workflow processes are a purchase-order process, a document-review process, a customer service desk, and more.
On-line distribution process for review and approval; the electronic equivalent of moving a paper document through the necessary review and approval steps.
See SAP Business Workflow.
An SCT product that is used to streamline processes including approvals, into a paperless environment. Many institutional transactions require several layers of approval.
The collection of tasks that involve several steps and several people working together to complete a business process. Workflow electronically routes purchase orders requiring approval to the right individuals with the proper authority at the right time. For example, one person entering PO's, another person approving PO's, and then a third person dispatching PO's to vendors.
Workflow describes how operations and processes are structured. This addresses issues such as how tasks are structured, who performs them, what their relative order is, how they are synchronized, how information flows to support the tasks and how tasks are being tracked. Workflow systems are designed to automate and connect the steps in a process.
Workflow refers to the management and monitoring of business processes. It is the flow of work between individuals and/or departments.
Workflow is the computerised facilitation or automation of a business process, in part or in whole, during which documents, information or tasks are passed on for action according to a set of procedural rules.
A workflow is a model of a process which can be used repeatedly to run that process and can link together both automated and manual tasks
The automation and co-ordination of office procedures by a computer system. In general terms, a Workflow system has the details for a given document, of who does what to it and when. As a specified document is entered into the system, the software can ensure that the correct process is followed at each stage, pass the document to the next person in the chain, and report any failures to adhere to defined procedures or timescales.
A system whose elements are activities, related to one another by a trigger relation, and triggered by external events, which represent a business process starting with a commitment and ending with the termination of that commitment.
The process a Resource must follow. Typically, "Draft" (Unpublishable), "Ready" (Publishable), "Live" (Currently Published), "Obsolete" (Published but Replaced)
Generic term for a process or for the movement of information or material from one activity (worksite) to another.
An automated electronic document-routing system enabling users to quickly process work with greater efficiency and faster accuracy than traditional paper processing. Workflow instantly and electronically transmits documents through the business process as each increment or user work is completed. Workflow can be scheduled to run at the most convenient time and run completely unattended.
It consists of time and logical sequence of work items, which are precessed by human agents or mechanical processing units.
On the web, workflow usually means the process of managing, editing, approving, and displaying content.
Applications for networked computer systems which use the metaphor of a production line to model, manage and monitor clerical, administrative, and document-based tasks.
The method or process that an organization uses to process a work item. Through the analysis of workflow, processes can be streamlined and, in many cases, automated.
Graphic representation of the flow of work in a process and its related subprocesses. Includes activities, information dependencies, and the sequence of decisions and activities.
The process of adding content to Urban Forestry South. This includes: creation, submission, review and publication.
Workflow is a very powerful way of mimicking business processes - but it is also the way security settings are handled in Plone. See the FAQ on Workflow for a more verbose explanation.
Order in which specific work is performed; in PeopleSoft, a background process that creates a list of administrative actions based on the user's criteria and specifies the procedure associated with each action.
A tool in the system for the structuring of work flows within a business corporation. Work flows present a line of successive tasks, which stand in a fixed order to each other. The tool supports the assignment of tasks to the respective editor in the right order.
In electronic publishing, the process, route or steps used to ensure the quality of a publication prior to broadcasting. A typical route may be from writer to editor to proofreader to list manager and/or moderator/publisher. Workflow schedules allow publishers to efficiently make and meet deadlines while eliminating common content-related errors.
Delivers messages to workstations that notify employees of actions that need attention. The type of actions that will be received for review and approval depend on the role.
The automation of a process or series of processes through the linking of tasks and activities. The CRM software automatically routes tasks, notifications and records to predefined or user selected destinations such as users, departments, or business units.
The process whereby items of work move from one person or process to another in an organization.
Generic name for the type of software which manages the flow of work – typically some kind of paper processing activity – through a system by providing computer support for tasks with a large human and/or manual component. The most widespread use of workflow software is in image processing systems such as IBM’s ImagePlus where the computer system is used to progress a document through the various people in the organization who need to work on it. See also MQSeries Workflow.
The process of organising business processes as a controlled sequence of activities.
Here: Enforced sequential and/or parallel processing of tasks within a process with assignation of tasks to dedicated responsible users.
Workflow at its simplest is the movement of documents and/or tasks through a work process. More specifically, workflow is the operational aspect of a work procedure: how tasks are structured, who performs them, what their relative order is, how they are synchronized, how information flows to support the tasks and how tasks are being tracked. As the dimension of time is considered in Workflow, Workflow considers "throughput" as a distinct measure.