Keep It Moving
A workflow system by definition, organizes a flow of information through a series of steps where some work is done on the data as it proceeds from one step to the next. Sometimes that processing can happen automatically, while at other times it might require some human intervention.
Keeping control of that work and tracking the media assets or metadata entities requires considerable organizational skill. If we were trying to do all of these things manually, we would inevitably make mistakes and lose things along the way. Automation is all about saving you effort and improving the reliability of what you produce. Then you can concentrate on the quality of the knowledge you distil into the content (essence data ...