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Rules Engine vs Workflow

There are significant differences between a business rules engine and a workflow engine.   A workflow engine can automate end-to-end, multi-layered processes of various complexities and timing, where a rules engine simply evaluates expressions and decision criteria.   Both engines are designed to be used by technical and non-technical people alike.  A workflow engine manages integration and automation comprehensively and makes use of rules through a business process analyst.  A business rules engine analyzes and processes rules - rule that can be simple to complex, cascading, or even dynamically generated.  But, at the end of the day, rules engines are limited to processing rules.

How Much IT Infrastructure Do I Need?  Capacity Planning for Workflow Automation

Capacity planning is the process of determining the resource capacity needed  to meet anticipated production requirements.  In most organizations, capacity planning starts from a foundational baseline capacity and use cases that include various possible increased production scenarios are considered and those most likely are accounted for in expansion planning.

COVID-19 and Using Workflow Automation for More Efficient and Effective Response

Workflow Automation is now more important than ever because social isolation in order to prevent disease requires most interactions to be virtual and internet-based.  Employees and customers are now working at a distance, but business and government and education must progress uninterrupted.  As an example of how automated workflow can address vital problems, our development team put together a diagram of COVID-19 virus diagnosis and treatment as recommended by the medical community.

Batch versus Real-Time .NET Workflow Processing

FlowWright's Enterprise Workflow Software uses several engines to process functions across its  platform.  All workflow processes are processed using the workflow engine service.  The engine service runs as a Windows service and processes workflows when work needs to be performed.  The work is then done by child workflow processes launched by the service and these child processes all use the core workflow engine.

Passing Complex Objects to a Workflow Instance

By now you understand that you can pass initial variable/global values to any workflow instance at the start of its execution.  These passed in values will be used to initialize the values of the variables and globals defined in your workflow design. 

FlowWright supports the standard data types for variables and globals, which are:

Instantiating  Forms From Within A Process

There are many use cases where a process needs to instantiate and route forms to users for data collection or approvals.   Once the data is collected, that data from forms can be used for computations.

Why Companies Should Invest 90% into Planning and 10% into Building

In most cases its other way around, 10% thinking and 90% building.  This happens in many organizations as well as within teams or individuals.  There is an old saying that suggests to "measure twice before making the cut". We share why this is important. 

Objects and relations made easy with workflow processes

As our company was growing 25+ years ago, we were simultaneously pioneering many of today's object-relation concepts in an effort to help companies understand how everything relates to one another from a process and data standpoint. The following patents help outline our focus on delivering a great solution in the workflow automation space for years to come. 

High performance computations in workflow

Whether its report generation, data collection for reports or hierarchical computations these are long running computations that take time and many computing resources to gather that data.  Some of these can be done on the database for performance, but some might have to happen at business logic level.

Workflow Automation Software That Works

 

 

Workflow Automation Software That Works