- A workflow includes a number of instructions such as whether to execute a job, to fork processing, to acquire a resource lock etc.
- An order is added to a workflow and is scheduled for a given date and time. The order will pass along the nodes of the workflow and is subject to a number of JS7 - Order State Transitions.
- Any number of orders can be processed in parallel by a workflow.
- Orders are submitted to a Controller. This can be achieved by use of using schedules that add orders for workflow execution to the JS7 - Daily Plan. In addition, orders can be added ad hoc by user intervention and they can be added from file order sources, i.e. from files that arrive in directories that are subject to JS7 - File Watching.