Process Designer

Process Designer, a tool of LANDesk Process Manager, enables you to define, design, model, create, and implement processes. In other words, your modeling engine and processing (execution) engine are combined into one. As you construct models of your processes, you are not just designing the layout; you are creating the physical flow of the process. Processes are comprised of a series of ordered actions. Once you've mapped the sequence of actions, you can configure every instance within the process with the appropriate attributes to process the data and perform the intended function.

An important piece of a workflow is the event listener, as well as any corresponding field mapping that normally applies. Processes rely on event listeners and associated field mappings, if applicable, as the mechanism for instantiating the processes. You can configure event listeners and field mappings from Process Designer.

Use the Database Utility to create connections to local or domain-based users (and groups), who serve as participants in processes. Once the connections are set up, you can assign one or more participants to a specific manual action within a process. When you put the process into production, Process Manager's Web application enables participants to execute their tasks and allow the process to advance.

Process Manager maintains a history of your workflows for auditing and reporting purposes, and provides an array of informative and useful reports and graphs in the Web application. This valuable information helps you understand your environment and makes it easy to track, assess, and refine your processes for greater efficiency.