States and Processes Automation

When building various solutions in the field of business automation and its digital transformation, we often encounter quite simple processes that consist of a sequential change of certain states of an object or entity, with the process of changing these states can only occur in a direct (positive scenario) or conditional reverse (negative scenario) direction, without branches and complex logical transitions. In other words, this is the life cycle of such an object or entity. These states usually determine things such as who can make changes and what changes specifically, when these changes can be made, and when they can be viewed by other users. For example, a typical document change process (pages, articles) in a CMS-type system looks like this:

  • Positive scenario: Checked out -> Saved -> Checked in -> Published.
  • Negative scenario: Checked out -> Saved -> Discarded check out.

Thus, by defining such states and transition rules between them using visual tools, we can automate such processes quickly, easily, and without any coding. Of course, this task can be implemented using BPMN, but in practice, this is often too complex and inefficient, as in this case the complexity of the applied tool will greatly exceed the complexity of the solved task.

Nectain offers you simple and at the same time very effective visual tools for automating such processes, which anyone who owns a computer can master in just a few hours.

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