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ArcGIS Workflow Manager

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Key Features

Workflow Management

You can define, organize, and standardize the individual tasks within a workflow; allocate staffing resources; automate tasks; and track the status and progress of jobs from beginning to end using ArcGIS Workflow Manager.

You can easily identify
  • Who is working on what
  • What the status is
  • Individual, group, and project progress
  • Resource use and allocation
  • Data changes
  • Project updates

Job Tracking

Any action performed on the job, such as executing an edit feature step, is captured and logged in the administration database. This gives you a complete chronological registry of job-related information such as

  • All interactions with a job
  • Changes to the state of the job
  • Execution of a step or task
  • Time-stamped comments

Version Management

ArcGIS Workflow Manager includes a comprehensive set of version management tools to facilitate simultaneous project workflows from a centralized geodatabase. It ensures the execution of

  • Long and complex geodatabase transactions safely
  • Uninterrupted workflows
  • Version assignments for the life of the job
  • Data referencing
  • Individual feature edit tracking
  • Versioning maintenance

Multiple Data Warehouse Support

Using the multiple data workspace functionality, you can

  • Manage data distributed across multiple ArcSDE geodatabases with one ArcGIS Workflow Manager repository.
  • Use data from varying departments or data stores within your organization to complete tasks within your ArcGIS Workflow Manager system.
  • Configure each geodatabase connection as a data workspace in the ArcGIS Workflow Manager system.

History Tracking and Change Detection

ArcGIS Workflow Manager delivers rich support for the capture and storage of feature-level transactions using geodatabase archiving tools, which are ascertained when the job version is reconciled and changes are posted back to the master database. These records provide query access by job number, date, date range, or data layers to support QA process requirements.

Spatial Notifications

You can use the automatic e-mail notification tools to

  • Alert key people within your organization when changes are made to features within your database.
  • Configure rules for how the e-mails will be triggered such as by changes to certain features, certain updates to a specific feature, or changes within a specified area.

Distributed Workforce

ArcGIS Workflow Manager lets organizations maintain multiple Workflow Manager repositories locally in different geographic regions for performance reasons, while allowing users at each location to continue working on the same set of jobs.


A reporting engine gives you the ability to define and produce summary reports for your projects that are managed with ArcGIS Workflow Manager. The report output is stylized using XML style sheets (XSLT).


Publish your business processes using ArcGIS Workflow Manager to provide standard, repeatable procedures for completing your jobs.

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Associate a geographic area with your jobs.

job tracking

A log of all user interactions with the job is automatically recorded in the job's history.

e-mail notifications feature

Receive automatic e-mail notifications when changes are made to your spatial data.

reporting feature

Use the built-in reporting feature within Workflow Manager to track resources and tasks assigned.