Workflow Engine

EcholoN is based on its own, over the years developed workflow engine, which is used throughout the system. A distinction is made between "hard" and "soft" processes. Hard for a clear frame with a predetermined path and soft, which can mix dynamically from a use case and the role.

 

 

Long running workflows

Design complete processes with different participants. It does not matter whether the participants are users or other systems that are connected by means of connectors. These workflows typically run indefinitely and require user input or decisions. The best-known examples are permits (purchase, leave request).

  • Start processes by user interaction with a form or directly from an entity
  • Design your forms and data for each process
  • Select actions from the process from a standard library or create your own
  • User interaction with queues
  • You can connect third-party systems with connectors

Example: Purchase items from a catalogue with approval or a leave request, as shown in the animation below:

Sequential workflows

Start simple sequential workflows directly from EcholoN entities or when a previously defined event occurs. These types of workflows have no user interaction and run right to the end. For example, when creating an Incident from specific customers (specification), the responsible supervisor can be informed by email and others.

  • Start from any entity simply by clicking or event
  • Graphically create the process and the form
  • Workflows run parallel to existing entities
  • Easily customize pre-made workflows

Example: Password Reset, New Employee

Use case oriented or ad hoc workflows

EcholoN is designed from the ground up as a process-oriented software. Our activity patterns are implemented as workflows. However, as a user, you do not have to force yourself into a corset workflow that more or less fits. Depending on the specification (e.g. the current status), these workflows are available for you to continue working with an EcholoN entity. Any change to an entity is always made through a workflow. Your users will always be guided, which actions are possible and if necessary, presented with an optimal UI for this step.

  • Immediately usable value for everyone
  • no fixed workflow corsets
  • Simple click-together of forms with actions

Detail Example: Accept process with automatic assignment to the responsible group

 

Other applications:

Process e-mail (screenshot)

Consultation (with automatic status change and processor, determine)

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Features

Graphical Workflow and Form Designer

Design your workflows and forms with our web-based graphical design…

Design your workflows and forms with our web-based graphical design tools.

Action library

With the help of our large standard library of actions, you can…

With the help of our large standard library of actions, you can comfortably create your processes. Whether simple queries, sending messages or connecting third-party systems.

Specifications

Take advantage of our ready-made specification such as open…

Take advantage of our ready-made specification such as open transactions, recently, contract customers and create your own. These specifications can then be used within data queries for filtering or as conditions within workflow tasks.

Rules and decision tables

Create simple rules in tabular form with queries in the form of…

Create simple rules in tabular form with queries in the form of specification. Use decision tables for simple if / then scenarios.

Monitoring

Monitor the execution of your workflows using our monitoring tool.…

Monitor the execution of your workflows using our monitoring tool. Graphically, you can see directly where a workflow is currently located. Take snapshots of the input forms. Use dashboard widgets for an overview of all workflows.

API/Integration

Defining your workflows automatically provides an API that you can…

Defining your workflows automatically provides an API that you can use directly via REST or GraphQL. Perfect integration with other systems is therefore nothing in the way.

Revisioning

Workflows are automatically revised by EcholoN. Decide for yourself…

Workflows are automatically revised by EcholoN. Decide for yourself when a new revision will be released. Previous revisions will be completed at that time.

Queues

If user interaction is required in a process, the tasks are mapped…

If user interaction is required in a process, the tasks are mapped to queues. These queues may be visible to individual users or entire groups or roles. The processing usually takes place according to the FIFO principle. Alternatively, for example, an e-mail with corresponding links for the action can be sent.

Offline / Mobile

Users can start or join processes offline, if interaction is…

Users can start or join processes offline, if interaction is required. Device maintenance can be carried out directly, for example, directly on the move. The data is then automatically synchronized by EcholoN when reconnecting.

Snapshots

Whenever a form is filled in for a process, EcholoN automatically…

Whenever a form is filled in for a process, EcholoN automatically creates a snapshot of the form with all the data collected. In the process it is very easy to determine which data has been entered. Each snapshot is timestamped.

Release

Workflows have a release process before they become available.…

Workflows have a release process before they become available. Depending on the authorization, this can be done with a simple click or through multiple instances.

Import and export

Workflows can be easily exported, depending on their authorization.…

Workflows can be easily exported, depending on their authorization. EcholoN ensures that all relevant data is included. The import is just as easy and only has to be released afterwards.

Your Advantages
Staging

With our import and export functions, you create your workflows in a test environment and import them into your production system with a click.

Reuse specifications

Use your specifications also within processes. What is an A-customer etc.

Connection of external systems

Use ready-made connectors, for example, to integrate SAP into your processes

Mobilize your processes

Users can start new processes on smartphones or tablets offline and participate in existing ones.

Usable immediately

Case-based workflows are immediately available to all and simplify processing.

Graphic design

Design your workflows and forms with our graphical designer on the web.

You find "EcholoN Workflow Engine" in these packages

According to the functionality of the edition as the basis for all workflows

Partly integrated

According to the functionality of the edition as the basis for all workflows

Partly integrated

Unrestrictedly usable with all workflow characteristics

Fully integrated

Unrestrictedly usable with all workflow characteristics

Fully integrated