An approval chain is a process that forms part of a rule within document handling workflows that determines who and/or what action results in the approval a particular process step and the conditions that apply.
An approval chain can be a single approval entry or a series of approval entries linked by AND/OR logic statements.
The approval chain entry comprises a trigger point, such as a particular piece of document content, status or individual that matches or does not match a particular criterion. The action that results from the trigger is then also set to complete the step.
In a simple example, this could be that a particular user whose job it is to approve requisitions is identified a a criterion for approval and once completed, changes the status of the requisition to 'approved'.
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