Specification flow is a powerful feature in DriveWorks that gives the DriveWorks Administrator the ability to customize the DriveWorks specification process. (ie rules for what happens and when it happens).
When a project is first set up in DriveWorks it is created with a default specification flow which guides a specification through four basic states – Running (i.e. filling out forms in the specification), Saved, Pending, and Completed.
Each one of these states has links to other states to move from one state to another. For example, a specification in the Saved state can be moved into the Running state, and a specification in the Running state can be moved into the Pending state (by clicking Finish), or the Completed state (by clicking Release). These links between states are called transitions.
Each state also has certain operations that can be performed on it, but which do not move to another state, for example, a specification can be deleted, or copied.
There are lots of reasons why you may want to look at customizing your specification flow, here are a few examples.
You can read more about Specification Flow in the ONLINE documentation file