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Comala Workflows

by Comalatech for Confluence Server 5.4 - 5.8.5 and more versions
Versions available for Confluence Server 2.5 - 5.4
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    Add reviews, approvals and tasks to your Confluence pages

    Assign Reviews and Approvals

    Manage Page States

    Generate Powerful Reports

    Add review, approve and task workflows to your Confluence pages.

    Use workflows to manage your page states.

    View page history and generate compliance reports.

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    by consu on 2015-02-06
    The best plugin so far for confluence that I have come across. This is helping keep pages approved across the company making sure not only are the programing documents correct, but the KB and Department spaces with approved information only being shown to the end user. Keep up the good work! Excellent support as well!
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    by Julian Green on 2015-01-14
    The plugin itself seems pretty good but the documnetation is absolutely appaling. the "How to" videos are worsr than useless. They run through at lightning speed how to operate workflows which have already been setup. They do not help with configuring the workflo at all. It is quite powerful but making this tool useful needs a Huge amount of effort. The Jury is still out on whether that effort will prove worthwhile. The graphical representation of workflows simply doesn't work at all. Support from the vendor has not been useful.
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    Vendor response

    Hi Julian. Sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the addon, and for not responding in a timely manner to your support request. Somebody will follow up wih you very soon. Getting to take full advantage of all the features of Comala Workflows require some work. We've been working on the product for several years to make it easier to get going but we agree on that there is still a bit of work to do. The documentation is something we also have to continue working on, and I agree on that we need a simpler, better paced way to explain how to get all the pieces going. We are actually working on new training videos which we are going to make available soon. Getting started with a new product is difficult, and it can be very frustrating getting proper support. And a product solving a complex problem requires better documentation and support. I think we failed in helping you gettting started, apologies for that. We will get back to you soon. Roberto - Founder & CEO
    by admin on 2015-01-06
    Its a great plugin
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    by Wesley Woo on 2014-08-24
    Recent bug: Supposing user A has a page that user B can view but only A can edit, if the page's workflow (I mean any kind of workflows) is activated later, then user B is no longer able to view that page again which is unreasonable. It is a very useful plugin to promote the value of Confluence's collaboration. The workflow engine provided is already very powerful to cover the most of usage requirements, however, I think there're still a lot work to do to improve the user experience in both managing workflows (especially customizing) and using workflows. Currently the interaction way is too technology-oriented and almost impossible for general users to configure in their own spaces.
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    Vendor response

    Hi Wesley, Thank you for your review. What you are seeing is not a bug, but expected behaviour as by default Comala Workflows only shows published versions to users who only have view permissions. Once that page has a published version again, the view only user will be able to see that version. If you are applying the workflow to the entire space, the easiest way to publish all the pages is to use the space initialization. Or you can change the "Workflow Activity and Drafts Visibility" option to "Anybody" on the global and/or space Workflows "Configuration" page, which will allow all users to see drafts and published versions. If you would like more support on this issue, please email us at support@comalatech.com. We are also looking into improving our workflow designer to make it easier for users to design their own workflows. It is just taking time to figure out the best way as its not easy to represent the same level of configuration, that workflow markup allows, in a user interface that is easy to use and understand. Thanks, Miguel
    by Jack Brickey on 2014-04-25
    It is a decent plugin but ultimately falls a bit short of what i'm looking for. I want the ability for the reviewers to provide "inline" comments as part of the review. Granted you can always add comments as part of the native Confluence but they are disconnected w/ the exact content being commented on. There are in line plugins like Talk but was hoping for one "confluence review" plugin. That would be a winner.
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    More details

    Build your Confluence content your own way through Comala Workflows approvals, tasks, notifications and workflows.

    Set customized workflows to create, review, approve and publish your content.

    • Assign page reviewers
    • Create team tasks
    • Publish approved content
    • Manage your documentation stages

    Use Comala Workflows for:

    Quality Management, Standards Compliance, Technical Documentation, Editorial Publishing

    (Formerly known as Ad hoc Workflows)

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    Release notes

    Version 4.7.1 Confluence Server 5.4 - 5.8.5 Released 2015-06-03

    Summary

    Compatibility and bug fix release

    Details

    Comala Workflows 4.7.1 is a compatibility and bug fix release.

    • Adds compatibility for Confluence 5.8
    • Removes extra <p> tags from page properties when used as value references

    For more information please see the release notes.

    Installation

    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Comala Workflows via search. The appropriate add-on version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Comala Workflows. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Comala Workflows begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

    To find older Comala Workflows versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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