One of the main themes of Cloud CMS is the ability to help you automate the recurring actions that make up your team’s daily work. Giving you the flexibility to define how your teams collaborate – so that the organization of work is easy and fluid – is what Cloud CMS is all about.
A workflow is a blueprint that defines how your teams work together. It defines a series of steps and spells out who does what and in what order. It also describes a sequence of activities on top of your content, letting you specify the exact editorial flow for creation, approval and publication of your content.
Once you’ve defined your blueprints (or workflow models), you can launch them to control the lifecycle of your documents. Tasks automatically appear within inboxes for your business users, letting them inspect what needs to be worked on and when things are due. From an intuitive dashboard, they can learn about the task and dive down into the documents to get things done.
As tasks are worked on, a full audit-level capture is retained of every change to the workflow’s documents, properties, comments and data. This workflow history is fully searchable, letting your reconstruct the exact flow of a document’s approval, optimizing for bottlenecks and improving your process over time.
The Cloud CMS workflow feature now joins the vast library of powerful features that Cloud CMS offers. It brings the very best capabilities of enterprise class workflow to your business. It implements a powerful and streamlined facility that brings forward our company’s best learning from working with systems like jBPM, Day CQ5 and a variety of BPM engines.
To get started, take a look at the Cloud CMS workflow documentation. This gets down into the details of what workflow is and how it works.