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A business process or workflow is a coordinated chain of activities intended to produce a business result. Total automation of business processes is practically unachievable without considering human interaction. In some processes, human workflow is a major emphasis. In others, human participation is only required on an exception basis.

Workflow SE is a JBI based engine, which provides task management and human intervention in a business process.Workflow SE uses a simple task definition language to define the tasks related functionality like task assignment to user/groups, escalation, timeout etc.

Why a separate Workflow SE?

To understand why we created a separate Workflow SE this link can give an overview of different concepts which are relevant to workflow SE. Follow are some of the reasons:

  • BPEL does not provide human interaction.
  • Extending BPEL with new custom extension is cumbersome and makes BPEL complex, non portable.
  • Clear separation of human interaction/task related functionality into a separate component.
  • A simple language to define tasks functionality.

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