Oracle ® Workflow delivers a complete business process management system that supports business process definition, business process automation, and business process integration. The technology enables modeling, automation, and continuous improvement of business processes, routing information of any type according to user-defined business rules.
Oracle Workflow is key in enabling e-business manage business flows that span across applications, systems, and people. Oracle Workflow automates and streamlines business processes both within and beyond any enterprise, supporting traditional applications-based workflow as well as e-business integration workflow. Oracle Workflow is unique in providing a workflow solution for both internal processes and business process coordination between applications.
Oracle Workflow lets enterprises model and maintain business processes using a graphical business process modeling tool: Workflow Builder. Workflow Builder can be used to define sophisticated processes that loop, branch into parallel flows and rendezvous, decompose into sub-flows, branch on task results, time out, and more.
The quick changes required of an e-business place special demands on enterprise systems to manage business process that span trading partners, respond quickly to market innovations, support personalized business rules, streamline and automate transaction flows, and manage exceptions instead of transactions. Oracle Workflow provides the capabilities to support these demands through an extensible process-driven architecture. Oracle Workflow automatically processes and routes information of any type, according to business rules which can be changed easily, to any person or system inside or outside an enterprise.
Oracle Workflow provides all parties in a business process with all the information they need to make the right decision in an efficient manner, whether that process is a self-service transaction, a standard business document approval, or an XML document. Oracle Workflow allows people to receive, analyze, and respond to notifications through any standard e-mail system, wireless devices, or any standard Web browser. Oracle Workflow provides the capability to bring together customers, suppliers, and prospects using the power and convenience of the Internet.
Oracle Workflow provides the capability for enterprises to analyze time and costs of entire processes with multi-dimensional analysis of the data gathered. This business intelligence can be used as a continuous feedback loop used to identify bottlenecks and improve the business process.
Oracle Workflow is a scalable, production workflow system tuned for the high volumes associated with any e-business. The Workflow Engine and the Business Event System reside in the Oracle Database. Oracle Database transactional integrity guarantees consistency between any application and workflow, and Oracle Java Message Service (OJMS) guarantees delivery of messages between systems, while Oracle Real Application Clusters provide transparent application scalability. Oracle Workflow provides the same industry-leading performance and scalability that has made Oracle Database 10g the database for e-business.