Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.
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, tasks include information about something that needs to be done by a certain time, such as making a telephone call, creating an order, shipping goods, or paying an invoice. Typically, assigned tasks appear in a user's My Tasks related list on their home tab (or page) and generate reminder messages that pop up when a user logs in. When an administrator defines a workflow task, he/she provides default values for data fields like Assignee , Subject , Status , Priority , and Due Date for tasks that