The purchasing process in the restaurant chain


During the implementation of the purchasing process in the restaurant chain, the question arose why the Global Tables are not used in the available process templates?

We agree that both Global Tables and Dictionaries would be very useful in these. Especially in the process definitions of the invoice workflow or purchase request. So why are neither Global Tables nor Dictionaries used there?
The reason is very simple.

Both Global Tables and Dictionaries are added outside the process editor – in a given Organization, we create them in the administration module so that they are available for each of the various process definitions that we will create in it.
Placing Global Tables and Dictionaries by us would mean that the template added in this way in your organization would not allow the flow of the process – it would lack global tables and dictionaries to which it could refer. Apart from the fact that, for example, in dictionaries we wouldn’t know what you would like to put 😊

So, if you think, as we do, that in some processes Global Tables and Dictionaries are useful, add them first in the administration module, and then place them in the process definitions you created (from scratch or based on templates).

Note: there is nothing to prevent you from copying the process definitions you created with references to global tables and dictionaries – as long as you do it in the same Organization, everything will work. You can also transfer them to other organizations, but then, before publishing the process, add global tables and dictionaries, and then, when editing the process definition, add them in place of the previous ones.

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See also
2023 Global Software Buying Trends Gartner Digital Markets
The Gartner Digital Markets report identifies Top 9 software investment trends to watch in 2023. It’s all interesting, but Trend No. 3 caught our attention in particular, which shows that 69% (a sample of over 1,500 companies in five countries) of buyers struggle to justify and fund new technology investments. In a broader context, this may be closely related to economic uncertainty, which has been identified as the biggest business challenge in 2023 (Trend No. 1).