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Does Magento have a rules configurable workflow engine? If so, where do you acces it? If not, is this in the plans?
No, Magento doesn’t have anything like a workflow engine, nor is this in the the road map. It’s always possible that a workflow engine will be developed by the community and released via magento Connect, but currently there’s no such undertaking.