What is a Workflow?

What is a Workflow?

what is a workflow a workflow is a repeatable set of steps performed in a sequential manner over time which enable people and systems to achieve a goal establishing workflows and ensuring that they are implemented effectively is a key factor in running a successful business most people use workflows in both their business and personal lives even if they don't realize it a day-to-day example would be a workflow for hiring a babysitter for

a night out this workflow might look as follows step 1 call through a list of babysitters until you find an available 1 sep 2014 6 get summary from babysitter step 7 pay babysitter step 8 take babysitter home this workflow was sequential and linear there were no surprises but what if your babysitter calls in the middle of your date to report a problem you may have to return home early to accommodate such events a workflow

can have conditions branches and loops let's take a look at this example from the business world which includes such elements step 1 write document step to send document for approval if approved send document for publishing this is a condition that splits the flow into two branches if there are comments send back to writer writer implements comments writer sends again for approval this is a loop step 3 publish document step 4 notify stakeholders that document

was published workflow software enables businesses to model and implement their workflows on a visual canvas here's an example of the document approval workflow which has been implemented using workflow software workflows like these are used in almost every industry manufacturing finance travel defense customer service the list goes on they are an essential tool for implementing standardize and optimize processes and achieving organizational efficiency the workflows are only the first step how will end users interact with your workflows how

will workflows communicate with other business systems can they be easily modified on the fly to meet unforeseen conditions to truly achieve business change additional elements must be added to workflow which can answer these questions these are the elements of a BPM suite to take a look at the next step beyond workflow watch our what is BPM video

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What is a Workflow?what is a workflow a workflow is a repeatable set of steps performed in a sequential manner over time which enable people and systems to achieve a goal establishing workflows and ensuring that they are implemented effectively is a key factor in running a successful business most people use workflows in both their business and personal lives even if they don't realize it a day-t...