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Authored By: randy On: Sat, 12/23/2023 - 06:55

In the dynamic world of academia, managing academic visitor applications efficiently is crucial. The University of Oxford Mathematical Institute has embraced the power of Drupal  and the Maestro module to streamline and enhance their academic visitor application process. Let's delve into the seamless workflow that facilitates this crucial task.


The General Design

Initiation: Academics or their assistants initiate the process by filling in a comprehensive multi-page webform tailored to their needs.

Authored By: randy On: Tue, 09/12/2023 - 15:16

We are pleased to announce the latest release of our workflow engine, Maestro. In this release, we have not only addressed a few minor bugs but also introduced several significant enhancements. These enhancements empower you to automate complex business processes that extend beyond your Drupal environment, opening up a world of possibilities.

Authored By: randy On: Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:31

In our blog post about Innovating Healthcare with Drupal, we talked about using Drupal to deliver an application that improves the healthcare experience for palliative care patients.  Our application was a resounding success.  The global COVID-19 pandemic hits and the need to

Authored By: randy On: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:53

Innovation within Canadian healthcare continues to provide better care experiences for those using the system.  As the population ages and strains our facilities to care for those nearing their end-of-life, hospitals are looking at technological solutions to ease the burden on emergency rooms and give people access to accurate and timely healthcare.   Nextide partnered with uCarenet, a Toronto-based e-health company, to create an innovative health and wellness application to monitor the condition of palliative care patients for a major Canadian hospital.

Authored By: randy On: Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:01

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) needed to automate an internal document approval process where any given launch of the workflow could:

Authored By: blaine On: Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:29

Gartner recently released an interesting tech note discussing how automated business processes and online integration and transformation of business workflow should be a focus for businesses. By 2022, 50% of digital business technology platform projects will connect events to business outcomes using event-driven intelligent business process management suite (iBPMS)-oriented frameworks - here is a link to the Gartner article.

Authored By: randy On: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:48

As Drupal module maintainers, we at Nextide need to be constantly updating our modules to add new features or patch issues.  Whether your module is available for download or is a custom module for a client site, you can't expect users to uninstall and reinstall it to pick up new features.  If you have data or configuration changes, update hooks are mandatory to learn.  This post will show how we created a new content entity in a Drupal update hook.

Authored By: blaine On: Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:15

The Maestro module and it's use-case can be challenging to understand and we recognized there was a need to provide a better explanation and examples.

It's fair to say that every company and organization from small to large has business processes involving the movement of forms and or documents with varying degrees of complexity and number of participating internal and external users. Maestro was developed to help automate these processes with it's workflow editor and workflow engine.

If it can be flow-charted, then it can be automated with Maestro.

Authored By: tom On: Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:19

In my last post “Untapped Areas for Business Improvements” I attempted to point out the various areas where the potential exists for significant returns for your business through intelligent work automation. As well, time was given to examine some of the more obvious impediments as to why so little is done in this area.

Authored By: randy On: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:08

This is part 4 of the Maestro for Drupal 8 blog series, defining and documenting the various aspects of the Maestro workflow engine.  Please see Part 1 for information on Maestro's Templates and Tasks, Part 2 for the Maestro's workflow engine internals and Part 3 for information on how Maestro handles logical loopback scenarios.