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Employment of an Auto-Responder to Assist with Decisions and Routing within a Workflow Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014559D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Modern "workflow" software enables computing systems to manage state and sequence within modeled business processes. Facilities exist for "calls" to entities external to that software, and the associated returns can be used for branching decisions within a process model. In cases where a call can be made and returned in a fairly-atomic, simple fashion without user intervention, the external target could be considered to be a sort of "auto-responder".