For perhaps two decades, much of the broadcast industry has made a fuss over “workflow,” treating the term as if it were something lofty and complicated - which of course, it isn’t. Workflow simply refers to the steps that users take to complete a task, start to finish. Thinking about workflow typically has been easy for the people and companies who actually perform the work. It’s been a little harder for vendors.
Over the past 20 years, vendors have had to transition from just knowing the “workflow” inside the boxes they sell to understanding larger workflows that encompass all of the boxes (and people) performing the work. The good news is that a transition across the industry is bringing the era of messy workflows to an end. This transition is being enabled by the “file-based workflows” now coming to prominence.
Via Nicolas Weil