A role is a prescribed or expected behavior associated with a position or status in an organization. MDO works on role-based ownership. Information a user has access to is determined by the permissions/authorizations allocated to the user’s assigned role(s).
Only a user with administrator access can create/ change roles. Roles are assigned with access to modules and permissions which help end users to perform different transactions in MDO.
Some examples of roles are:
Plant Manager – One who oversees a plant.
Plant Supervisor – One who supervises all plant engineers.
Plant Engineer – One who directs the maintenance of plant equipment ensuring optimum performance.
Organizations can decide what roles they can use for their business processes by analyzing the permissions (list of actions a role can perform) given to a role. For example, a role which permits a user to have complete access to all data and is responsible for approving all requests created in a plant, can be assigned as plant manager.