ActiveModeler and ActiveFlow benefits


Benefits of ActiveFlow

ActiveFlow takes workflow a step further and offers the unique functions shown in the Real-world requirements table below. It is web-based, so the workflow participants can be anywhere in the world: on the corporate intranet, dispersed on the Internet, or a combination of the two.

As an example, an electric company might use ActiveFlow to enable customers to apply for a new connection through the Internet. Customers could fill out an application form online over the Internet and optionally include a map (as an attached file). The application is sent automatically to the electric company head office where a clerk checks this information. The supply is approved on the corporate intranet via a corporate workflow process and result (including the connection time and other details if successful) is sent to the customer via the Internet, with an additional e-mail notification. This whole application could be built within hours with ActiveModeler and ActiveFlow, and ActiveFlow would provide the production workflow control.

ActiveFlow is based entirely on the latest Microsoft technology and uses no proprietary forms or routing engine. The workflow model also conforms to the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) standards.

This protects any investment you make in workflow today. We will move with future technology changes and you will not be locked into a proprietary system, as with many other workflow systems (which may be unsuitable for tomorrow's technologies).

We use the following components:

  • Client - Client forms are viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.01 and above. No client installer is required, just a browser. No ActiveX is used.
  • Server. components - Windows 2000/2003 Server, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft SQL 2000 and above for the database engine, access to an SMTP Mail service.
  • Client-side development - Client forms can be developed with any HTML editor.