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Alfresco One 5.x Developer's Guide - second edition by Jeff Potts, Benjamin Chevallereau

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Comparing Alfresco workflow options

You have now seen how Alfresco leverages the embedded Activiti engine to provide advanced workflow capability. Let's take a look at how advanced workflows compare to simple workflows, so you can make good decisions about which one is more appropriate in a given situation.

Simple workflows are nice end-user tools. Simple workflows use folders and a "forward step/backward step" model to implement serial processes. When a piece of content is dropped in a folder, a rule is triggered that associates a forward step and a backward step (one or the other or both) with the content. These steps are tied to Alfresco actions such as Set a property or Move the content to a specified folder. End users can then click on the ...

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