This paper shows that Workflow Management Systems (WFMS) and a data communication standard called Job Transfer and Manipulation (JTM) are built on the same concepts, even though different words are used. The paper analyses the correspondence of workflow concepts and JTM concepts. Besides, the correspondence of relationships between those concepts is analysed as well. Thus, we show that JTM is suitable for triggering activities, coordination of work, routing of documents, handling exceptions, safeguarding the integrity of business transactions and retrieving information from business processes. This implies that JTM can be used to support workflows and to provide interoperability between different brands of workflow tools.
- Network technology
- Job transfer and manipulation
- OSI application layer
- Workflow management systems