Business Process Automation¶
As part of IFS’s continuous goal to make our software easier to use and tailor, Business Process Automation functionality has been implemented within IFS Cloud. As part of the solution, a workflow engine has been embedded within IFS Cloud to enhance the automation and tailoring experience of our users.
A Workflow is a sequence of tasks that process a single data collection from a business and industry interaction. Anytime data is passed between humans and/or systems, a workflow may be performed. With the Business Process Automation features that actively use the workflow engine is built into the Custom Event framework and the REST API/Projection framework, we can leverage existing functionality to trigger automation but also enhance it.
An example of this is triggering an event that is linked to a Workflow that invokes different automations such as calling a projection within IFS or even triggering the user to enter additional information based on a transaction they are performing within the system or ensuring validations of a process which is the ability to configure when an error message should appear to the user to stop a specific transaction or process due to conditions.