Workflows enable you to automate Experience Manager activities. Workflows consist of a series of steps that are executed in a specific order. Each step performs a distinct activity such as activating a page or sending an email message. Workflows can interact with assets in the repository, user accounts, and Experience Manager services. Therefore, workflows can coordinate complicated activities that involve any aspect of Experience Manager.
The business processes that your organization has established can be represented as workflows. For example the process of publishing web site content typically includes steps such as approval and sign-off by various stakeholders. These processes can be implemented as AEM workflow models and applied to content pages and assets.