Definition of a Application
An Application is defined as a distinct business process within an organization (e.g., ERM, Vendor Risk, Incident Management). It is a collection of Workflows, Steps, and Logic that facilitate work through the business.
When Should you Create a Separate Application?
Any business “use case” that is managed by a different team within your organization, should typically be captured as a separate Application (e.g, Audit Management vs Incident Management)
If you want to be able to manage the “Work Queue” for one use case separately from another use case.
Even though the Applications may be separate, you can still create Workflow relationships and link Workflows from one Application to another (e.g. if you want to house all internal controls and control testing in one Application, you can then link to the Workflow that houses those controls from your Risk Management Application).
Step-by-Step Guide to Create a New Application
To create a new Application, navigate to the Build -> Application section, and click the New Application button at the top of the screen.
On the screen that then pops up, enter the name of the Application, optionally select the Type of Application from our dropdown menu, and optionally select a color and icon. Then, click the Create button.
That's it! Your new Application is now created. It will automatically bring you into the Application Builder where you can begin building out your business process.
By default your newly created Application will be in a Draft status. (See Managing Live and Draft Applications to learn more)
After creating an Application, the next step is to create a Workflow to house your Steps, Fields, and other routing logic. (See How to create a new workflow to learn more)
Things to Remember
You can have any number of Applications within a given LogicGate instance.
When building out the new application, before anything shows up on your Work Queue for the new Workflows, you will first need to assign user roles access to the new Steps you created.