Workflow Automation | Quicken Workflows Across the Enterprise
What is workflow?
Workflow can be defined as the process of completing a series of tasks. A workflow can be very simple and include one person, or it could be a sophisticated and dynamic series of processes among many people, groups or departments.
Traditionally forms are created to be part of a workflow. For example, a job application form or purchase order are both forms that represent workflows. These forms are given to someone to complete and are then routed to recipients for review, approval or other actions.
In a paper-based environment, the tasks of routing and delivering the form are done manually. When a specific procedure is not documented or followed, often a required step or task is not completed or the form is sent to the wrong person. Errors such as these are time-consuming and expensive.
To help manage workflows it is important to understand a common vocabulary:
Workflow Automation is an area of process improvement in which businesses benefit from higher efficiency, better time management, and a higher level of organization. Automation eliminates errors in routing, completion, and delivery. The system creates an environment where processes can be completed in a fraction of the time it would take traditionally.
FastFlow is a true workflow automation platform.
The system provides the ability to manage documents, routes, tasks, electronic signature requirements, collaboration, and users. Additionally, the system integrates with existing business systems such as databases, archiving systems, and other portals.