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.
As the world has evolved, every organization today is a technology company. A flower shop today is not your flower shop from 30 years ago. Flower shops advertise using digital media and take orders online. These requests are managed by internal systems or cloud-based systems with automated processes.
Businesses and institutions process huge volumes of workflow processes that make decisions, call functions and data. These volumes are growing exponentially. This trend started with the advent of database systems expanding the ability to store and process large volumes of data. Now, enterprise class workflow and business process automation make it more feasible to organize and manage within and between systems and people, also what's known as digital transformation.
FlowWright v9.6.1 was released on February 11th, 2020 with some enhancements and fixes over the major release of v9.6. Version history and the readme file details the changes in this version, but this blog will give more in-depth information about this release.
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.
Many cloud providers now provide what are called "functions as a service." Azure cloud offers Azure functions, and Amazon offers Amazon functions. Your company may also wish to provide its own REST-based services that perform server-less computing and the purpose of this essay is to review the basics of how to maintain, manage versions, and ensure optimal performance of our REST-based Microservices.
Because FlowWright is an embeddable workflow engine, many customers embed FlowWright to power their application workflows, populate their UIs, integrate system components, accelerate product development, and simplify maintenance. FlowWright is the only embeddable .NET workflow engine available is happily used around the world as a result. We share 3 considerations to keep in mind when going through this process.
API services have become critical over the last few years, with many cloud providers providing APIs for many different services. Even non-UI based applications provide APIs for a variety of services. For example, Microsoft Azure provides APIs to make use of Azure features like storage, key vaults and much more.
One of our customers is a large European natural gas distributor. Providing natural gas to millions of customers requires efficient systems to manage distribution, maintenance, and customer relations. Our customer determined that the best path forward to achieve efficiency is to build systems based on a business process management system that includes processes automated with integrated workflow software.