By Katharina Clauberg
Besides the transfer of knowledge through lectures, practice-oriented project work is included. In this year’s summer semester, the Signavio Process Editor and the cloud-based workflow engine Effektif were applied in the course.
At first, the project groups were asked to model a business process in the Signavio Process Editor using BPMN 2.0. Afterwards the group created a workflow with Effektif that allowed the implementation of the process.
As Effektif is a very result-oriented and easy to implement workflow software, it has been chosen to automate the business processes within this lecture. It enabled the students to achieve their first results very quickly. In addition, due to the software’s clear cloud focus, no installation was required. The students were able to create their accounts and a joint workspace on their own and to start implementing the process in minutes.
Subsequently, the process of requesting vacations is presented. Using Effektif, the process can be implemented within minutes.
You are working at a company and you would like to plan your summer vacations. As the forms for requesting vacations are kept in the HR department, you pick up the forms in their office. The application form has a spreadsheet like design so that you can fill in all your desired vacation days continuously. After having filled in the form you submit it at your supervisor’s office.
As you fear that your boss might forget to share his decision, you are asking everyone in a while whether your request has been approved. During your research for a better solution for this process, you encounter Effektif. You decide to implement the process using Effektif: