Workflow is the automation of a business process, during which documents are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules. Every Content Management System implementation has its own workflow requirements. For some companies, workflow could be a simple approval process. For some companies, it could be a complex business process management system. Workflow provides ownership and control over the content and processes. In this chapter, you will learn about the basic, out-of-the-box workflow capabilities of Alfresco and the ways to extend it as per your business requirements.
By the end of this chapter, you will have learned how to: