Automating business processes is key to lowering labor costs, improving employee satisfaction, increasing measurability, and maximizing efficiency. We have both Event Management and Process Automation to help with the business processes.
Key Concepts & Definitions
Before diving into building your workflows, the following table provides you with Workflow key concepts for better understanding each component of a Workflow.
|ION||Intelligent Open Network. Part of the Infor OS technology platform.|
|BOD||Business Object Document. An XML document based on standards from the Open Application Group Integration Specification (OAGIS).|
|ION Desk||A business representation of complex company data for end user consumption.|
|Monitors||Approval matrices contain rules based on parameter evaluation for the distribution |
of approval tasks. These matrices can be used from Workflow to define approval
|Workflows||Workflow enables communication from an application to a user. For example, |
it presents a document for approval or prompts the user to perform a task using a particular screen of an application.
|Activation Policy||A business representation of complex company data for end-user consumption.|
|Workflow Schedules||Approval matrices contain rules based on parameter evaluation for the distribution of approval tasks. These matrices can be used from Workflow to define approval chains.|
|Business Rules||Approval matrices contain rules based on parameter evaluation for the distribution of approval tasks. These matrices can be used from Workflow to define approval chains.|
|Task||A workflow step that creates an entry of the Task type in a user’s task list.|
The workflow suspends execution until a user has completed this task, and
then moves to the next step in the flow.
|Notification||A workflow step that creates an entry of the Notification type in a user’s |
task list. The workflow continues execution after the notification is sent to a user.
|Decision Table||An automatic step to set the value for one or more parameters that are based |
on the evaluation of a complex set of conditions.
|ION API||A step to perform a call to an ION API operation.|
|Start Workflow||A step to start another workflow.|
|Loop Back||A part of the flow that is repeated.|
|Subprocess||A part of a workflow model that can be expanded or collapsed in the modeler.|
|Task Chain||A series of approval tasks that are sent to different people. An approval matrix|
is used to model who should approve.
|Set Parameter||An automatic step to change the values of parameters.|
|Exit Point||Exit point to implement custom logic outside the workflow.|
|Wait||A step to let the workflow execution wait for a specified amount of time or until |
a specified date and time.
|Decision||An evaluation of a condition that has two possible follow up branches: Yes and No.|
|Parallel||An unconditional execution of two or more execution branches in parallel.|
Parameter Data Types
|String||Alphanumeric and Special Characters with a maximum length of 4000 characters.|
|Decimal||A number that includes a decimal point.|
|Date||Contains a date value.|
|Code||A string having a value selected from a Code Table.|
|User||A string containing the personid of an IFS user.|
|Integer||A (64 bit signed) whole number.|
|Boolean||True or False.|
|Date and Time||Contains a date and time value.|
|Hyperlink||A number that include a decimal point.|
|DistributionGroup||A string containing an IFS distribution group.|
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