cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

creation of workflow query

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi All Experts,

 

Our company will be going to implement Teamcenter. We will like to know whether

Author users are able to create workflow ? 

 

Reason being : we have a lot of workflow from several department and we will like the respective process owners to be responsible for their own workflow. IT will be there to verify it.

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Best Regards,

Steven

 

 

 

 

3 REPLIES

Re: creation of workflow query

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello,

 

Users with Teamcenter author license can launch a workflow.

Teamcenter workflow process template can be set up to fine grain your business process further in terms of who specifically gets to launch the workflow etc

 

Is there more to your question that I missed answering?

 

Harish

 

Re: creation of workflow query

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Harish,

 

Many thanks for your reply. Have some queries in mind, hope you can clear my doubts.

 

- When you mention author users can launch a workflow, does it  mean user can start and cannot create a workflow from scratch ? 

- Can author users create a workflow process template ?

Can author users modify a exisiting workflow ?

 

Best Regards,

Steven

 

 

Re: creation of workflow query

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello Steven,

 

To answer your question, I will have to touch upon a simplistic view of Teamcenter groups:

In Teamcenter organization module, users (for our discusion, user with author license) can be assigned to:

  • Administrator Groups: users in this group are designated to carry out administrator responsibilities within Teamcenter. Administrator groups are: OOTB Teamcenter dba group or any other group designated using Teamcenter Authorization module.
  • Non-Administrator Groups: users who are focussed on create, revise, modify etc (if allowed through access privileges) of business data (requisition, new product, operations  data etc etc).

 

For understanding, each workflow job (workflow job is created on click of OK of 'new process dialog' launched by using Ctrl + P) requires a workflow process template.

 

Question: When you mention author users can launch a workflow, does it  mean user can start and cannot create a workflow from scratch ? 

Answer: Teamcenter users with author license can start and create a workflow job (instanced when user selects a workflow template from Teamcenter 'new process dialog')

 

Question: Can author users create a workflow process template ?

Answer: Authors in administrator group are usually allowed to author a workflow process template. Due to the importance of creating a workflow process template, it is usually recommended to limit it to a small number of administrators who model a business process into Teamcenter.

 

Question: Can author users modify a exisiting workflow ?

Answer: Existing workflow instance can be modified by administrators.

 

Harish