Is there ever going to be a proper User Manual oulining HOW to's? The "Help" provides definitions, but not much actual Help. If it's being written, perhaps they could include a section on how to best utilize the "Easy Starts" and what each portion of the modules is doing.
The current version of the EasyStarts includes documentation that talks about the easy starts.
FFCore is built to allow use of relatively simple components in a very flexible workflow framework. There are no plans at the moment to deliver a document of examples of practical applications. That would be a fairly substantial document.
That said, If you have specific questions I would be more than happy to answer them.
If we execute a script against our MIS system, what type of format does Core expect the response to be in?
How does Core get the returned value mapped to a field?
We envision dropping a pdf in a hotfolder that has a naming convention that would allow a script to query our MIS system for specific field values. Then Core would use those field values within our workflow.
I would have the script generate a manifest (aka CSV file) with the data from the MIS. You can then submit that manifest to FFCore as you would any other manifest. The only requirement is a pointer to the job file. Beyond that yu can add any data you want.
There are example manifests in the EasyStart workflows.