Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The principle of automatic control slowly is extending towards non classical technical systems but towards business information system. An attempt for the automation of business informational tasks is made with the workflow technology. Problems and goals of the workflow technology are discussed, related to the assessment of software products, used for the design and exploitation of workflow management systems. An overview of the software tools, supporting the workflow technology is presented. Two general categories of the workflow suits are considered: workflow modeling and workflow execution tools.