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John Barkley: Workflow management employing role-based access control. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Commerce, Michael De Angeli, July 11, 2000: US06088679 (258 worldwide citation)

A workflow sequence specified by a process definition is managed by a workflow management system which enacts each segment in the order specified by that process definition. Role-based access control (RBAC) is used to define membership of individuals in groups, i.e., to assign individuals to roles, ...


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Weimin Du, James W Davis, Clemens Pfeifer, Ming Chien Shan, Nicolas Sheard: System and method for performing flexible workflow process execution in a distributed workflow management system. Hewlett Packard Company, Thomas X Li, March 21, 2000: US06041306 (202 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing flexible workflow process execution in a distributed workflow management system is described. The distributed workflow management system is formed by a computer network comprising a plurality of computers. Each computer has a processor, memory and input/output faci ...


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James W Davis, Weimin Du, Ming Chien Shan, Nicolas Sheard: System and method for performing scalable distribution of process flow activities in a distributed workflow management system. Hewlett Packard Company, August 10, 1999: US05937388 (174 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing scalable distribution of process flow activities in a distributed workflow management system is described. The distributed workflow management system operates over the computer network which includes a plurality of interconnected computers. Each computer includes a ...


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James W Davis, Weimin Du, Ming Chien Shan: System and method for performing flexible workflow process compensation in a distributed workflow management system. Hewlett Packard Company, February 9, 1999: US05870545 (164 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing flexible workflow process compensation in a distributed workflow management system is described. A computer network includes a plurality of interconnected computers. Each computer includes a processor, memory and input/output facilities. The distributed workflow ma ...


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Gilbert W Goodridge, Michael J Komichak: "What if . . . " function for simulating operations within a task workflow management system. NCR Corporation, Gates & Cooper, December 8, 1998: US05848393 (155 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented task workflow management system having built-in functions for simulating operations and performing rule syntax checks. A rule editor is provided for editing a plurality of rules describing a predetermined task execution sequence. The rule editor includes means for simulating a ...


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Gilbert W Goodridge, Michael J Komichak: Task workflow management system and method including an external program execution feature. NCR Corporation, Gates & Cooper, August 25, 1998: US05799297 (146 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented task workflow management system is provided which includes a workflow engine. The workflow engine routes tasks in a predetermined task execution sequence to one or more workers. In addition, the workflow engine provides access to data and documents required by each worker to c ...


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James R DeFrancesco Jr, Amy Fingerhuth, Scott Freiman, Geoffrey Rusk, Steven Terpening: Workflow management system for an automated credit application system. First American Credit Management Solutions, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, January 7, 2003: US06505176 (146 worldwide citation)

A workflow management system for an automated credit application processing system. The workflow management system automatically coordinates the workflow among various workgroups and entities involved in the credit application process. The steps and rule tests that define an organization's work ...


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Sol E Arledge Jr, Bernard D Pasquantino, G Steve Wakefield: System and method for preparing customized printed products over a communications network. Discount Labels, March 18, 2003: US06535294 (146 worldwide citation)

A system for preparing customized printed products over a communications network, providing a wholesaler web server computer connected to the network; a printed products preparation system therein allowing an end-user anonymously connected to the wholesaler web server computer through at least one r ...


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Weimin Du: System and method for performing consistent workflow process execution in a workflow management system. Hewlett Packard Company, Thomas X Li, April 18, 2000: US06052684 (114 worldwide citation)

A system for allowing consistent execution of a workflow process in a computer-enabled workflow management system is described. The workflow process includes at least one sequence of workflow actions, having at least one set of parallel workflow actions and being configured as a number of nodes inte ...


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Ian D Bacon, Matthew M Lindenfelser, Edwin C Sheffield Jr: Workflow management system, method, and medium that morphs work items. Enterworks, Hale and Dorr, August 27, 2002: US06442563 (107 worldwide citation)

A workflow system for distributing work items to actors so that the actors may perform an activity within a defined workflow process. A server interprets the workflow process and facilitates the scheduling and routing of work items in the system to an actor. Each work item has a set of work item con ...