Workflow in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Posted on: October 19, 2011 | By: SuperUser Account | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365
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.
Microsoft introduced workflow support in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 to help organizations automate their business processes for greater efficiency. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, they have 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.
Microsoft 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.
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 2012!
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 agility.
Watch this video with Karl Tolgu, Sr. Program Manager for an update in the advances made in the workflow capability of MS Dynamics AX2012.
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