About Orchestration Workflows

Orchestrations are created in SBM Composer. They are containers for design elements such as orchestration workflows.

The primary purpose of an orchestration workflow is to enable the use of Web services for coordinating the interaction between an application workflow and one or more external systems. This lets the application workflow present data that can be exchanged and modified in these external systems. Orchestration workflows can also perform modifications on the data that flows within the application workflow.

Note: Orchestration workflows are used to automate processes, while application workflows are generally manual processes for users. Typically, users never see a process controlled by an orchestration workflow, but they must interact with an application workflow.
An orchestration workflow is an arrangement of control flow structures, Web services, and data elements.

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