If you are not familiar with AquaLogic BPM or BPM concepts in
general, read the topics in this section. If you have used previous versions of
AquaLogic BPM can skip this section.
- What Is a Business Process?
A business process represents a specific set of business tasks and activities which must be executed to reach a well-defined outcome. When this outcome is reached, the process is complete.
- What Is a Process Instance?
If you think of a business process as a sequence of steps, then you can think of a process instance as a specific item going through those steps.
- What Is an Activity?
Activities define a manual or automated task that conforms one step within a process design. Adding a new activity allows you to create a new step and assign it to a role in a process.
- What Is a Transition?
A transition is the bridge between two activities.