A general idea of what a workflow is like.
What is a workflow? In the context of a SharePoint document library, a workflow is an automated process that helps people review a file. You, the person who needs the file reviewed, start the workflow. Then you just sit back, and people are notified automatically to review the file. If they forget, they’ll be sent another e-mail. And when everyone’s all done, a web page summarizes the workflow and serves as a record of who was involved.
So what exactly do people do when they review the file? That depends on which workflow you choose to run. Click Next to learn more.