Using Badges to Enhance App Orchestration Visibility and Workflow
Updated on Aug 16, 2018
Your business case may require an App whose primary responsibility is to orchestrate the firing of Actions on a large number of Records. The Earn Badge Action can be used to support workflows that require orchestrator Apps by providing visibility into the progress of work across these Records and information on the success or failure of that work. Workflow following the conditional success or failure of a batch of work is also supported by this Action.
A good use case for the Earn Badge Action is a budgeting process, where forecast values must be recalculated on a monthly basis. With an Earn Badge Action, an App Creator can configure a Portal Widget to display on the orchestrator Record which shows how many forecast Records are pending an update, how many were successfully updated and how many failed an update. When all forecast records have been recalculated, a Conditional Action can send a success or failure email to the user that is responsible for managing this monthly process.
The Earn Badge Action is a very versatile Action. Advanced workflows can be supported with this type of Action where multiple Earn Badge Actions are configured to take Records through multiple sets of Actions on reoccurring and conditional bases.