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 will have workflow requirements. For some companies, workflow could be a simple approval process and for some companies it could be a complex business process management. Workflow provides ownership and control on the content and processes. In this chapter, you will understand 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: