Many business processes require an element of human activity. Common tasks include approving an expense item or purchase order. But even fully automated processes can require human involvement, especially when things go wrong.
In this chapter, we will introduce you to the various parts of the human workflow component of the Oracle SOA Suite and take you through a practical example to create and run your first "simple" workflow. Once we've done that, we will examine how to carry out other basic workflow activities such as how to: