Taskflow

Taskflow

Taskflow – is one of Cubix’s prime Module’s. Cubix can create end to end workflows for specific client requirements that require a mixture of both human and automated actions – often used to provide clients with a “Work in Progress” Portal – or when integrating with other platforms that require stateful task information.
The Taskflow module within Cubix is part of the orchestration layer, and is what allows you to create custom “journeys” or workflows for broadcasters / clients, etc. Cubix can then take the incoming content and order requests from your existing systems and feed them into these workflows – driving any required content preparation, distribution, etc.

Due to the high levels of flexibility within Cubix, almost every element of the taskflow engine can be configured to suit your exact needs. This includes everything ranging from basic items like task status names and saved searches, right through to SLA alerts, escalation, transcode intelligence and more. The taskflows can also be configured on a per client, per workflow basis to carry any required metadata through – allowing Cubix Taskflow to be used for a very wide range of applications. Any internal or external resources then involved in the operation of the processes can securely login and view the different elements of the workflow via configurable saved searches, searching by any property of the job – e.g. barcode, clip name, house ID and so on.

Depending on the state of the task, the UI within the Cubix technical portal – the UI only shows the required interface elements require to complete that step. This prevents the confusion and keeps training down to a minimum.

SLA alerts and metrics can then be configured to warn automatically if a job is predicted to fall behind schedule, or if there is the need to escalate a specific piece of media. If appropriate / required – clients can also be issued logins to the technical portal so be able to track work live on a read only basis.

This orchestration layer of Cubix is able to interact with any of the automation and asset management elements – meaning it can trigger and automate transcoding and distribution tasks, trigger decisions based on automation feedback and so on.