Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Creating workflows in Alfresco

The Alfresco Document Management system comes with two types of workflows, a basic workflow and the advanced workflow. This is a comprehensive tutorial on the workflows that Alfresco provides. It covers both theoretical as well as practical aspects of using a workflow within Alfresco. Most small businesses would be using the basic workflow internally. For complex workflows, it would be prudent to hire a professional to help build the workflow and deploy it.

The advanced workflow within Alfresco is an internal effort called Activiti. It is built by the key people behind JBoss. A background in programming is required to setup advanced workflows. Alfresco open sourced Activiti and is used by other projects. A comprehensive manual is available here. Some Java background is needed to understand it. However, it works both as a manual and a tutorial. If there isn't time, there is a 10 minute overview to get started.
Activiti has even been forked into a project called Camunda. More technical information on Camunda can be found here.

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