Business processes provide the foundation on which work gets done within organizations. Business management software can provide significant value when it can help the business execute on these processes more efficiently and effectively.
We introduced workflow support in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to help organizations automate their business processes for greater efficiency. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we’ve improved on these tools and introduced some powerful features that not only drive efficiency but also provide the flexibility to quickly model and change your business processes, giving your organization greater agility.
We built the workflow system in AX 2012 using the Microsoft .NET 4.0 Workflow Foundation, which provides both the graphical editor and the runtime environment. The graphical workflow editor in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is based upon the re-hostable workflow designer control from .NET 4.0 Workflow Foundation; we’ve added controls and custom workflow elements that reflect activities and tasks typically associated with ERP, so you can actually access the workflow design surface from the ERP client. When a workflow is submitted for processing, execution of the workflow instance is managed by the Application Object Server (AOS) using the .NET 4.0 Workflow Foundation runtime. Overall, the use of the Workflow Foundation gives us a powerful framework for executing workflows, while at the same time simplifying process modeling for business users, so we’re pretty excited to be able to take advantage of this Microsoft technology in Microsoft Dynamics AX!
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 makes it much simpler for business users and people with limited programming skills to set up and automate some pretty sophisticated processes. This lets the people who understand the business and work with these processes on a daily basis define the conditions and business rules, assign tasks, and automate the flow of information through the organization.
We’ve also added features that help you design richer workflows, which reflect the way business is done in your particular organization and can speed up execution of specific processes.
Ultimately, workflow is about automating and standardizing business processes, leading to greater efficiency, while also making it quick and easy to change those processes, so your business maintains its agaility
Below Karl Tolgu, Sr. Program Manager, gives an update in the advances made in the workflow capability of MS Dynamics AX2012
Dear Ladies and Gentleman,
this are good news about the workflows in AX2012.
As an Application Consultant I'm currently working on figuring out, the functionality of the 60 prebuilt Workflow-Types as mentioned in this post.
Is it possible to get a documentation or a overview of the 60 prebuilt Workflows?
Thank you very much in advance!