Standard: WfMC (Workflow Management Coalition)

Sponsor: AIIM International (Association for Information and Image Management)

Description: WfMC is an emerging standard for the automation of workflow within and across organizations worldwide.

Relationship to Records Management: The relationship is at least twofold: 1) Routing information (who knew what and when did they know it) is an important aspect of many records. 2) Records management itself entails workflow processes that can be facilitated through the application of standards-compliant tools.

Problems/Issues/Weaknesses: The standard is just emerging and is not widely implemented. However, it has been demonstrated across the products of several vendors, and broad support is evident among users as well as vendors.

Closely Related Standards: DMA, X.500, LDAP, and XML

Links to More Information:

AIIM International, Standards http://www.aiim.org/industry/standards/index.html

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