1. What is teh exact 8.1.x version you have upgraded to?
2, Do you see this for all the WFs or only few or custom Wfs?
you can also refer: Bookshelf v8.1/8.2: Enabling Workflow Persistence
Process 'Name Workflow' has Auto Persist Flag set. It is an error since the workflow is not a 7.0 flow, interactive flow, or long-running flow.Cause: If you look at the workflow there is no Interaction Step or Wait Step. Workflow Persistance is a feature that is to be used for long running workflow or Interactive workflows.What Is Workflow Persistence Used for in Siebel eBusiness Applications Version 7.x? (DocumentDisplay.DocId.label 476593.1)Fix: This can be fixed by making Auto Persist to False. But with current mode as Service Flow the Auto Persist is Read Only. Change the mode to 7.0, Make Auto Persist to False and then change the mode back to Service Flow.
SBL-DEV-61113: Process %1 has Auto Persist Flag set. It is an error since the workflow is not a 7.0 flow, interactive flow, or long-running flow. (Doc ID 478934.1)
This document is intended to provide cause and corrective action information about Siebel Error Message SBL-DEV-61113: Process %1 has Auto Persist Flag set. It is an error since the workflow is not a 7.0 flow, interactive flow, or long-running flow.
SBL-DEV-61113: PROCESS %1 HAS AUTO PERSIST FLAG SET. IT IS AN ERROR SINCE THE WORKFLOW IS NOT A 7.0 FLOW, INTERACTIVE FLOW, OR LONG-RUNNING FLOW.
Auto-persist cannot be set for Service Flow.
Change the auto persist flag to NO or change the workflow mode.