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Workflows (Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central)
Workflow module provides a platform to build instructions for automated commands. This functionality is for automating processes such as email, notifications, and approvals.
A workflow executes an action when an event occurs. Following are the elements of Workflow:
When strung together, these workflow steps can supplement a wide range of activities and optimize business processes through automation.
Following is an example of workflows in action:
For any new Item being created in the system for Item category Chair, identify the need for approval before proceeding.
NAV/BC will then send the approver an approval request as per the approval user setup. Approver has option to approve, reject, or delegate the approval request.
Let’s deep dive in this process.
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Figure 1 – Approval user setup in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central Microsoft has added workflow templates so that common workflows can be easily enabled. See Figure 2 for a list of templates provided by Microsoft.Figure 2 - Workflow templates available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central
Figure 3 - Enable Workflow in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central
Figure 4 - Item card in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central
Click on Send Approval request
Click on Approvals to see Approval Entries
Figure 5 - Approval Entries in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central
Approval entries will be created, and the approver can view these entries in Document Approval Entries. The approver can view, approve, reject, or delegate the approval request, as shown in the Figure 5.
Figure 6 - Approval Entry Item Card in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central
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