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What Is Workflow Automation? A Quick Guide

William Malsam
Publication date:
April 20, 2022
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What Is Workflow Automation? A Quick Guide

Workflow automation is a technology that streamlines business processes through triggers that set off actions. It works behind the scenes in software applications to move tasks forward or change their status, priority, tags, etc. It helps businesses work faster, close leads quicker, and frees up time spent on busywork. There are many benefits to using workflow automation, such as saving time, reducing mistakes, and making a small business more competitive. It also boosts team morale and helps businesses manage workload, process improvement, and policy compliance.

Workflow automation software is used to make business operations easier to manage, leading to greater efficiency, productivity and improved customer experience. It works by standardizing and automating forms and processes, including how data is passed between systems. Professionals across various industries can use workflow automation software to streamline lead collection, manage paid campaigns, report metrics and more. ProjectManager is a workflow automation software embedded in work and project management software, providing features such as plan, monitor and report. To automate a workflow process, you need to set rules for the path a task will take and identify those who have the authority to move a task forward and change its status.

The most important details in this text are the steps needed to set up workflow automation rules for the software to know what it should be doing. The default is to allow anyone working on the task to change its status, but most workflow automation will allow you to restrict who can change status. This allows for quality control and gives managers a sense of security that the work is being done up to the standards set in the project plan. To create rules for each status, you can add multiple rules and choose permissions that suit the process. To save the workflow, you can also copy a custom workflow from one project to another. Most workflow automation that has task approvals will also have triggers that notify the person authorized to change the status to keep the process moving.


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William Malsam
What Is Workflow Automation? A Quick Guide
April 20, 2022
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