Patent Number: 7,788,631

Title: Process automation system

Abstract: A Process Automation System and accompanying method provides for the automated or semi-automated creation of workflow management procedures having an arbitrary number of tasks to be performed manually or via computer automation in specified sequences. Workflows are automatically or in a semi-automatic generated by prompting the user with valid choices. After creating the workflow, the system then acts as the executive for execution; initiating tasks, tracking status, and managing intermediate and final products. The capability is provided to define new products and tasks for the system via a graphical user interface.

Inventors: Sieron; Russell J. (Livonia, MI), Morey; Bruce (Ann Arbor, MI), Elster; John (Plymouth, MI)

Assignee: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018