Integrating a case with an external resource
You can call an external resource, such as a robotic automation or another application, from a flow. By reusing the services that other resources provide, you can enhance your cases without having to maintain extra functionality in your application.
The following tasks can help you call an external resource from a flow:
- Assigning a task to a robotic work queue
Use the Assign to Robot Queue shape in a flow to integrate Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with a case. By defining the tasks that a virtual machine (VM) can run, you can reduce the need for human input in your application and resolve cases faster.
- Assigning a task to an external application
You can use the Assignment Service shape to send a request from a flow to a service. By integrating external applications with your process, you can add more functionality to your application.
- Connecting a flow to an external application
You can use the Integrator shape in a flow to send or receive data from an external application. By integrating external applications with your process, you can add more functionality to your application.
- Running a decision strategy from a flow
You can use the Run Data Flow Decision shape to run a single case data flow that runs a decision strategy as part of the business process. By integrating decision strategies with your flows, you create decision logic that is contextual for each case.
- Calling an activity or an automation from a flow
You can use the Utility shape to call an activity or an automation from a flow. By using an activity or automation, you can use fewer shapes in your flow and perform processing that does not require human input.
- Creating cases from a web mashup
Manage the business processes of clients who use external software by embedding a case into their external web page in the form of a web mashup. For example, you can embed a case type for processing job applications on a web page that displays job offers.