What is a Process Server
A Process Server is a computer that undertakes actions
automatically in response to certain conditions, thus
eliminating the need for a human to do the same steps in a
In computer-jargon, it is a
stand-alone or slave-directed computer dedicated to automated
agents which trigger a combination of scripts, macros, and programs to run
on-demand in sequence when needed to accomplish multiple tasks.
Imagine if an invisible friend could suddenly take over some
of the mundane, redundent tasks of the company's functioning (and specifically,
some of the redundent, mind-numbing things in your job).
This invisible friend would watch to see that you or your
co-workers had reached any specific step in the job process where
the invisible friend could take over, and then this friend stepped in,
and lightning-fast did some of the work. You've probably
encountered limited-capability versions of this concept in MicroSoft
Office's macros and visual basic scripts at your own computer.
By comparison, our process server isn't limited to any
specific set of programs, and doesn't have to be triggered
directly by the user; it sits around, watching, waiting and
then does what it has been instructed to when it sees that
you're ready for it. It can also undertake such actions based
on a specific time or date, a very complicated set of circumstances,
or directly by user triggering. And it isn't limited to one task or
set of tasks. It can resize & distribute photos for the advertising department,
reroute emails for sales support, grab specific industry data and generate reports
and graphs for the execs, AND handle formatting new product information to fax out to all your star
clients at the same time...
More Information and Real-World Examples
For more information, including real world examples with actual cost details, please see
our complete workflow review and process servers page.