A workflow consists of several components that manually and automatically move tasks sequentially through a process to accomplish an objective. A workflow is a sum of all of its parts—client applications, workflow engine, database, task handler, participants— anything required by the system to process the work or data. These workflow patterns form the basis for how data travels through the system, and define how a process is performed. All elements must be in place and properly configured for the workflow to function correctly. A workflow can be initiated manually or by one or more event listeners you configure. See "Setting up a workflow".

Note: A variety of sample workflows are included with the product and can be imported into Process Designer and then modified for your own use. For more information, see "Adding sample content".