In addition to scenarios, the Scenarios module includes another mechanism for modeling processes, called a workflow. Workflows are similar to scenarios, but can be applied to a wider range of processes. The workflow API enables you to create new custom types of workflows that are tailored to specific processes, and which include their own unique actions and tasks. When you edit a workflow in the ACC, the editor is automatically configured to reflect the specific type of workflow you are editing.

Many different types of business processes can be exposed as workflows, with examples ranging from commerce order fulfillment to management of customer support calls. The tools for creating new workflow types are included in the Scenarios module, although the module is not preconfigured with any workflow types. ATG Content Administration provides a default workflow that manages the lifecycle of a publishing project. It might be helpful to examine this workflows as an example.

For more information about workflows, see Creating and Configuring Workflows