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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Chapter 9. Business Process Design Solutions

So far we have seen that the Alfresco platform is quite powerful when it comes to being able to implement business rules or doing different kinds of document processing with scripts. However, sometimes the processing that is needed is too complex to handle with just rules or scripts. This is where business process automation and workflows come into the picture.

This chapter will take you through how to design advanced workflows with Alfresco. Or more specifically, how to use Swimlane diagrams to design workflows that can be easily converted into jPDL, the process's definition language used by JBoss jBPM workflow engine, which is embedded in the Alfresco platform.

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