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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Leveraging Workflow to Automate Business Processes

The workflow feature is so popular because of the business value and consistency that it provides, improving organization and business management. It does this by putting the management of these processes into fixed structures with rules, conditions, and actions to govern these processes. For example, many organizations leverage some sort of approval process on certain types of documents. In most cases, an employee creates a document and then has to manually take it to, or e-mail the document to, an approver/supervisor. Then that approver/supervisor reviews and approves/rejects the document and sends it back to the creator. If the document is approved, the creator gets the document back and can ...

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