In your business you probably have process workflows that require the same set of actions to be performed on a regular basis. With Workbooks you can automate common, repetitive tasks, which makes things easier and less error-prone for users.
Please note: Automation features are not included in the free edition of Workbooks.
The Automation area within Workbooks allows you to define Processes and enable them to be run - either according to a schedule or when requested through a button. These two forms of Process invoke Workbooks Scripts which contain step-by-step programming instructions.
The concept of a 'Script' is separate in Workbooks from that of a 'Process' to enable you to easily create multiple processes without necessarily needing many scripts: you might for example create a 'USD order' Process Button and a 'GBP order' Process Button: each invokes the same Script, but with different parameters.
Workbooks Scripts are maintained and run within Workbooks and are built using a widely-used programming language called PHP. You may have the in-house skills to write the required PHP but if not, you can engage Workbooks to write the Scripts for you. Workbooks also provides a 'Script Library' within the Scripts area which contains frequently requested scripts and samples to get you started.