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Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Pallika Majmudar, Rajesh R Avatani, Snehal Shah, Jayesh Prajapati, Munwar Shariff, Vinita Choudhary, Vandana Pal, Amita Bhandari

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Advanced workflows using Activiti

Simple workflows are good to implement content-oriented workflow processes. However, there are certain limitations of the simple workflow, which are as follows:

  • Unable to create multistate workflow definitions
  • Restricted to one or two exit transitions (approve, reject)
  • Unable to define parallel workflows
  • Reliance on folder structure for multistage workflow and action triggering
  • No notion of a task or assignment

To resolve these limitations, Alfresco has embedded two advanced workflow engines: the JBoss Business Process Management (JBPM) engine and Activiti into its core.

JBPM was the default workflow engine prior to the release of Alfresco 4.0. It is still included in the current release of Alfresco to support the older ...

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