Electronic document workflows enable information workers(this meansyou)to worktogether ondocuments andto manage project tasks by applying business processes to documents and itemsmanaged within an enterprise content management system. Exciting huh?Now think about it in terms of your bottom line. Workflows can help your organization enforce coherent business processes, as well as improve organizational effectiveness and productivityby managing the tasks and steps involved in these business processes. Thisallows the people responsible for these tasks to focus on performing the work rather than spending time administering the workflow processes. Interested yet? If not, it doesn’t get any more thrilling than this. I’d recommend thatyou just take a look at the funny cartoon and move on to ourrecent video posting on tablet computers. Good day.
Now, for those still with me, “workflow” is typically describedas a series of tasks that produce an outcome. In the context of enterprise content management, workflow is defined more succinctly asthe automated movement of documents or items through a sequence of actions or tasks that are related to a business process.
Workflows can be employed to consistently manage common business processes within a company by enabling the organization to affix business logic to documents or items in a content management system’s lists or libraries. Business logic is essentially a set of instructions that specify and control the actions that happen to a document or item.
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