Creating Dynamic Workflows with ClickMobile
When it comes to translating business requirements into software solutions, there are a few elements that always play a significant role in designing and building the solution: Business Objects – those are the entities holding the essence of the data , Workflows – those are the scenarios required by the business, and User Interface – this is where the first two combines and get their visual representation.
With the release of 7.5.7 Service Pack 3, ClickMobile was enhanced to hold an extra-generic model combined out of those 3 elements, capable to support a wide variety of business requirements.
Any type of object can be added to the system within a simple configuration step, allowing the administrator to define unlimited number of fields, characteristics, and more. Once added, the new object can be coupled with a dedicated form, and using a powerful visual editor – business workflows can be built into the newly created form.
This unique combination of being able to add an object, configure a form on top of it, and build all the business rules, validations, conditions, auto population, dynamic behavior of each field, and complete workflows – makes it possible for ClickMobile to support almost any business requirement out there.
Spare parts, assets and equipment, project information, functional locations, measuring points, jobs history, tasks dependencies, and more, all can be configured easily without any development, because they all have their typical objects (parts, assets, etc.), they all require particular business workflows (validations, auto population, filters, and more), and they all require a visual representation that will support the workflows.
SP3 was released a few weeks ago and is already being deployed in several projects. The enhancements list can be found in here. The immediate benefit is being able to support asset centric functionality required by utilities organizations, as well as supporting parts execution and presenting historical information of each site – all with zero customizations and a lot of configuration capabilities. Some of those capabilities existed in the past but required a higher implementation effort, with the new version – it’s all out of the box.