A client assignment to design and develop a framework for automating workflow-based
The outcome from this project is a software and
documentation framework which allows the user to easily automate frequently
executed manual procedures. The framework is integrated into
a multi-purpose Operational Support System
and enhances the value of the system by automating manual tasks and
The solution consists of an offline tool for designing automated flows using
pre-defined building blocks with drag and drop actions. This produces an xml
which is imported into the application and ensures minimal development effort
required to implement new automated flows.
The application is an online Web UI which allows pre-defined flows to be
invoked from an external system , scheduled or triggered by an event. Flow
behaviour can be managed by providing inputs through the UI. The UI
provides capability to monitor flow execution progress and review results.
The framework comes with predefined automated flows but also provides an
SDK ,Scripting interfaces and documentation to allow users create their own
The benefit to the client is that they have extended the capability of
their Operational Support System ( OSS) to run and customise the
automation of frequently used manual procedures , thus greatly enhancing
the value to their
The benefit of having a Framework is that it allows the client and the
client’s client to create
new automated procedures with minimal development effort.
The benefit to the ultimate end user is the elimination of error and a
transformative reduction in
time and effort to execute procedures.