The workflow engine manages and monitors the state of activities in a workflow, such as the processing and approval of an assessment form (click here), and determines which new activity to transition to according to defined processes (workflows). The actions may be anything from saving an application form in the software application to sending a reminder e-mail or SMS to users or escalating overdue items to management. A workflow engine facilitates the flow of information, tasks, and events.
Workflow engines mainly have following functions:
- Verification of the current status: Check whether the command is valid in executing a task.
- Determine the authority of users: Check if the current user is permitted to execute the task.
- Executing condition script: After passing the previous two steps, the workflow engine begins to evaluate the condition script in which the two processes are carried out, if the condition is true, workflow engine execute the task, and if the execution successfully completes, it returns the success, if not, it reports the error to trigger and roll back the change.
- Allow assessment forms to be uploaded and process the fields accordingly, each assessed item can be scored based.
The MWF is a core technique for task allocation software, such as business process management, in which the workflow engine allocates tasks to different executors while communicating data among participants. The MWF can execute any arbitrary sequence of steps, for example, a healthcare data analysis