PowerFlow for Domino Applications
Easy, Graphical Workflow for Lotus Domino Applications
PowerFlow from Axceler delivers robust yet intuitive graphical workflow capabilities to Lotus Notes and Domino environments. Unlike other workflow products, PowerFlow allows you to easily add business logic to any Domino application without altering the application’s design. And with its graphical interface, PowerFlow eliminates the need for complex LotusScript coding, shortening the initial implementation time.
As your business needs evolve, PowerFlow lets you easily implement changes by simply dragging and dropping new steps or conditions into the workflow. PowerFlow offers built-in dynamic process modeling and dynamic person reassignment features to make changes simply and quickly.
PowerFlow also reports on business process statistics so that even business users can understand the PowerFlow process diagram to reduce bottlenecks and keep your business running smoothly.
Benefits of PowerFlow
- Identify and eliminate bottlenecks within your organization
- Shorten development cycles by keeping application logic in a separate, visual format.
- Build, refine and streamline mission critical business processes.
- Improve how key information is routed within your organization.
- Remove frustrating bottlenecks and improve business processes that directly impact your bottom line.
- Save time and expense by eliminating the need for time consuming LotusScript coding
How PowerFlow Works for Domino Applications
Build it however you want - for Notes, for the Web, with templates, or from scratch. Now, wherever you would have to write script simply leave it blank.
The PowerFlow Visual Workbench:
Designers define the automated activity for each application as a visual "state diagram."
The PowerFlow Active State Engine:
An event driven server add-in task then automatically reacts to events in the application database. Based on your visual definition the engine:
- Checks Rules - decides what actions to take based on simple field-based rules you define, such as "approve=yes".
- Manages Data - application fields, such as author & reader, status, etc. are updated.
- Triggers Actions - automation activities, such as mail notification, are triggered in the background.
- Manages People - people are organized by role, and dynamically maintained including support for surrogates, on/off work times, and workload balancing.
"Powerflow provides an exceptional set of tools for designing and managing workflow activities for any application built in Domino. Whether you use the Notes client, browser clients, or both, Powerflow-enabled workflow can run on your application. No changes to the application are required. You don't have to add any special agents, forms, or other elements to your design. This makes adding and managing workflow clean." - Lotus Notes Magazine
Any Database Design
Workflow enable any Lotus Notes/ Lotus Domino application database without changing any of its existing design elements. PowerFlow supports 100% of Notes and Domino application functionality.
Any Business Process
Automate any business process from ad hoc to structured with the PowerFlow state diagram. PowerFlow supports check-in/check-out, escalation, and any other workflow process needed to automate your application.
Any Person Database
Use any organizational structure with the PowerFlow hierarchy. Whether you maintain your organization hierarchy in a relational database or the Lotus Domino directory, PowerFlow automatically synchronizes it with the PowerFlow hierarchy.
Graphical Visual Designer
Simply draw out your business processes and organizational structure for applications with the PowerFlow Visual Workbench, no scripting required.
Dynamic Person Reassignment
Reassign work to new users automatically when there is a personnel change. PowerFlow dynamically reassigns documents so no work is left unattended.
Dynamic Process Modeling
Change rules and routes without changing the end-user interface. The new process takes effect when reactivated and documents already in process will follow the new workflow from their current state onward.
Send custom e-mails with doclinks or URLs to notify participants of waiting documents for their review.
Built-In Audit Trails
Visually identify how each document flowed, including who acted, when, and under what conditions.
Customizable Statistics Reporting
See performance times by person, by state and for the workflow as a whole for any documents in your application to identify bottlenecks.
Reassign work to others during unavailable work times.
Reach data from all the databases in your environment within your workflow with Axceler Notrix.