Process Migration Made Easy With FlowWright

Learn about migrating FlowWright artifacts between FlowWright environments.

Last published at: April 18th, 2024

IT migrations are challenging and inefficient if tools are not in place to drive organization and process.  FlowWright provides customers with several ways to efficiently and effectively migrate processes with ease.

FlowWright makes it easy to

  1. migrate from other platforms to FlowWright
  2. to migrate between FlowWright servers/environments  

The 3 main principal ways users perform migration

  1. Import/Export: FlowWright items can be exported as XML and imported into other environments
  2. Environment Synchronization: FlowWright has a very powerful feature that enables synchronizing of environments.  Since version 9.5, FlowWright provides package synchronization - the ability to synchronize an automated workflow process (and the objects it uses.)
  3. Auto Detect: FlowWright provides an auto-detect feature for custom-built items such as workflow steps, data types, business objects, event handlers, and more.

FlowWright focuses on providing intuitive functionality and the above migration features are good examples of this focus: they provide straightforward ways to manage typically complex synchronization, migration, and deployment issues.  

In addition to the above, FlowWright workflow processes are built using our HTML5 workflow designer and these are stored as easy-to-understand XML documents.  A workflow definition’s exported XML describes workflow steps, connections between steps, and inline comments – and the format is extremely intuitive and understandable. 

Many workflow platforms use the BPMN format. FlowWright does not use this format: BPMN is ancient with many limitations that today's user environment will not support.  Many advanced features within FlowWright are not possible to support within the constraints of BPMN.  All the same, FlowWright users may export a workflow definition in BPMN format for use elsewhere, if that is important to a user.