- noun software designed to improve the flow of electronic documents around an office network, from user to user
- The automation of projects or processes, such as those in business, in which data, documents, tasks, and the like, are automatically passed from one participant to another following set procedures. Used, for instance, to help ensure that updates are properly tracked, applications utilized are coordinated, that documents and files are not lost, that projects are kept on schedule, and that they are indeed completed. Also called workflow automation.
Information & Library Science
- noun the way that work is passed from one part of a production system to another
- noun an automatic system for passing on documents to users at each stage of the production process.