A web-based enterprise alternative to conducting business via paper forms, Workflow Processing (WorkflowGen), now is available to the University of Minnesota. WorkflowGen is an environment that enables units to
- quickly generate web-based forms with defined business-process pathways; and
- monitor the progress of submitted forms
An online-authenticated form provides easy, convenient data entry, and automates routing for processing and approval. Customer notification of next steps and/or approval is automated. The result is:
- reduced intimidation and confusion about the process and increased customer satisfaction
- reduced customer and staff time spent manually entering data and improved tracking and accountability
Creating a simple workflow process with WorkflowGen's form designer will require a staff member with business analyst skills and WorkflowGen training. More complex processes with database integration and/or using custom forms (not created with the form designer) will require the business analyst to work with someone with junior developer (C# programming) skills.
U of M authentication is required to interact with WorkflowGen web-forms and related processes. Those not affiliated with the University would need to have guest accounts set up before using WorkflowGen forms.
To get started, visit the WorkflowProcessing (WorkflowGen) website to learn about:
- System setup
- Requesting access
- Technology training
- User guides
Visit the WorkflowGen Consortium's Google site where you can join the Workflow Consortium community of practice to get support and learn about good practices from the collaborative user community and product-advisory group for WorkflowGen.