Workflows in SharePoint 2013

Business processes do exist within all global companies. All such processes not only involve computer interactions, but occur between individuals within the organization. SharePoint brings together processes with tasks as well as the individuals who form part of such day-to-day interactions.

Workflows in SharePoint are used for business processes automation besides promotion of a more efficient work experience. Once you define and create automated workflows in SharePoint, it results in lessening confusion as well as saving time and money.

It must be noted that the SharePoint 2013 workflow engine is a prerequisite for workflows. The same can be installed by your server administrator on your server.


Following are the methods of workflow association –

  • On Creation
  • On Change
  • Manual Initiation
  • Information Management Policies

When you set up a workflow to be started manually, it makes use of an initiation form. The user making the workflow can quite easily create predefined fields and these fields need to be filled by the person starting the workflow (the initiator). When a workflow is automatically initiated on creation or at the time of change, no prompt for filling out a form appears.


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