Computer Database Technology

By: Olivia Hunt

Databases assure a simple and easy access to data and workflow management systems are the main support for data in these environments. The usage of workflow systems at car companies increase its productivity and help to do a business. Workflow is the automation of a business process during which documents or data are handed from one person to another in accordance with a number of procedural regulations. At first, the work was taken from one worker to another. The key profit was that the work was handed to people. The delivery was automated. Every worker could see that work was ready for setting up.

Workflow management systems (WFMS) are used for organization of work and thus, they support execution and monitoring of business process. Many car companies are remodeling their business and make it more effective and productive with the workflow systems. Workflow database technology is a significant aid as it is a necessary technology. Nowadays its practice and concept have developed and matured greatly. Workflow should be correctly implemented in order to function properly as the technology has a great influence on the company work.

For example, a well-known Fiat company that produces cars has implemented the technology to standardize business processes. Owing to this change Fiat is now well-positioned to meet future challenges. Nowadays workflow technology has modified and it is the process itself that is automated. It has many advantages. They are the following:

Managers can give better service to customers;

The time to do the work has become less, mistakes are admitted;

Data about the work is available at any time;

Organizations can automate and redefine the business process at any possible time;

Communications are improved between people inside the company;

Conditions of work have been improved;

It is easier to make effective decisions and plans as the data is available and easy to get;

It makes activities stretch across several companies.

The difference between the front-end and back-end of office automation is that the data can be used by customers (the front-end of office automation) and by company workers (the back-end of office automation). Solution design in a IS context is the creative process that must be carries out step by step. The major steps are learning the matter, generation of idea, selection of notion, design modeling and business case development.

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