Processes in a case life cycle
Processes in stages organize related tasks in your business case. With processes, you can control the order of events in your case, in addition to who performs the work and in what manner.For example, for the Application review stage of a recruitment case, you can add the Conduct interview and Review collected information processes.
The following image shows two sequential processes in a stage: Collect information and Collect documents. A case can enter the second stage only after the first stage is complete.
To resolve cases faster, you can also create multiple parallel processes within one stage. As a result, users can work simultaneously during the case cycle, for example, while one HR worker verifies documents collected from a job candidate, another HR worker runs a background check. For an improved working experience, you can define conditions for when a process starts, so that users only interact with actions that are relevant to specific scenarios, such as starting a process of additional interviews only when this action is relevant. By creating processes, you also speed up application development, since you can reuse processes in many different case types in your application. When you name processes, use verb and noun combinations.
The following figure shows an Application review stage that consists of the Conduct interview and Review collected information parallel processes:
Populate your case life cycle with processes by completing the following tasks:
- Adding a sequential process to a stage
Control the order of events in a case by adding a sequential process to a stage. A sequential process orders related actions that lead to the resolution of a case.
- Adding a parallel process to a stage
Support your business process events that do not require a run-time order by adding a parallel process to a stage. Parallel processing speeds up case resolution as different case workers can complete parallel processes simultaneously.
- Adding a multistep form to a stage
Break a single assignment that captures many fields into multiple focused and concise screens by adding a multistep form to a stage. You can add both a sequential process and a parallel process as a multistep form. For example, you can ask users to enter their personal details on one screen, and then describe their medical condition on the next screen.
- Conditionally starting a process
Create applications that flexibly adjust to dynamically changing scenarios by configuring conditions to start specific sets of actions. When processes in your case type start under specified conditions, you save time and resources because you can create one case type that is relevant in various situations, instead of providing and maintaining multiple case types.
- Removing a process from a stage
To save time and resources, adjust your existing case types to changing business scenarios by removing processes that are no longer required. Modifying case types helps you efficiently use resources in your application and accurately respond to dynamic situations.
- Draft mode of case processes
When you add a process to your case life cycle, by default the process is in draft mode. Draft mode provides an option to test the case type before you advance with your application development, even if processes in your case life cycle contain configuration issues.
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