I'm trying to model an internal process of updating information of estimations presented on a grid/excel (imported to the system with special edit permissions to specific users through assignment) and forwarding for approval to supervisors (also keeping a record of changes to evaluate estimations at the end of each estimation round). Final approved values need to be exported to generate reports. This kind of functionality looks like something common in a Sharepoint enviroment (collaborating on an excel document for example) but I was wondering if something like that is possible as an open standards workflow defining which person has access to specific part of the excel/grid/data, to ask for approval by his/her supervisor, etc.) Do you think Alfresco can help in such a task? Thanks in advance
Your scenario sounds perfectly do-able. However, I'm a bit uncertain as to which platform are you referring to? Alfresco ECM or Alfresco BPM (Activiti)? Either one of them should allow you to implement your process.