WFMS which is a workflow management system allows for the creation of an infrastructure to be set up, monitored, arranged, and show performance all as workflow.
Workflows for Individuals
A workflow management system allows you to choose different workflows for various types of processes or jobs. For a manufacturing company, it could create a design document that can be automatically sent from the creator to a tech director and then to the production engineer. At every stage of the workflow, one person is in charge of a certain task. When the job is complete the workflow management system makes sure the person in charge of the next job is notified and receive the information needed to do their part of the project.
In some cases, workflows can have more intricate needs such as the need for data to be translated into many different languages. This would allow a manager to choose the language and every selection would be created as a work order for another translator. After every translator has finished their portion, then it would be sent to the next project in order to be activated.
The workflow management system can create boring jobs automatically and make sure that these jobs that have not been completed are checked on.
The workflow management system can be used to replace the transfer of paperwork order. What this means is that if you need the workflow as Catia but it is in AutoCAD, the system can automatically make the change before notice is given to the person that is in charge of the next job.
Another feature is that the workflow management system can be set through IT environments like cloud computing or grid computing. The goal of these types of systems is to take care of the execution of different processes that may be needed in the same application which is often used to ensure the quality of service.