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Setting Up the Group News Approver Workflow

You can define routing and approver workflow processes for Group News content. The approver workflow process determines the way the Siebel application handles content associated with the workflow. Siebel Group News is preconfigured with a Group News workflow that has two approval levels. This workflow allows Siebel to automatically send content from the creator, to the first level approver, then to the second level approver, and finally to the appropriate page views for publishing. At each point in the workflow process the content can be modified or approved. Approver workflows streamline the approval process, helping news authors to publish time-sensitive content for immediate employee review.

You can use the preconfigured workflow titled Group News Approver Workflow or you can create a new workflow. For more information about workflow modification and creation, see Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide.

This task is a step in Process of Managing Group News.

To set up a Group News workflow

  1. From the application-level menu, choose Navigate > Site Map > Administration - Business Process > Workflow Processes.
  2. In the Workflow Processes list, query to find *Group News*.
  3. Select the Group News approver workflow process you want to use.

    For example, Group News Multiple Approver Workflow.

  4. In the Status field, verify that the workflow is Active.

    NOTE:  To create a workflow with additional levels of approval, copy the existing Group News Approver Workflow and add the additional business processes as needed. For more information about creating and modifying workflows, see Siebel Business Process Designer Administration Guide.

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