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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Vinita Choudhary, Pallika Majumdar, Munwar Shariff, Amita Bhandari

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Simple Workflow

Consider a purchase order that moves through various departments for authorization and eventual purchase. To implement Simple Workflow for this in Alfresco, you will create spaces for each department and allow documents to move through various department spaces. Each department space is secured, only allowing the users of that department to edit the document and to move it to the next departmental space in the workflow process.

The workflow process is so flexible that you could introduce new steps for approval into the operation without changing any code.

Out of the box features

Simple Workflow is implemented as an aspect that can be attached to any document in a space through the use of business rules. Workflow can also be invoked ...

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