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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations by Pawan Kumar

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Chapter 13. Lifecycles

In this chapter, we will explore the following concepts:

  • Designing lifecycles
  • Using lifecycles

Business process and content management

Workflows enable content-centric business process automation on Documentum. Workflows carry one or more objects through various activities performed by different performers. Lifecycles add a powerful dimension to this mix by enabling documents to move through states according to business rules.

Documentum not only automates business processes but also automates movement of content through various phases of its life—enforcing and automating business rules through both mechanisms. Lifecycles can also be used independently of workflows but the combination of the two opens up the possibilities ...

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