Posted in frevvo Updates

The Best Kissflow Alternative

On the surface Kissflow Process seems similar to frevvo’s low-code workflow automation software. They’re both designed to automate everyday, repetitive tasks and include forms, routing, access control, and dynamic behavior.

Need a simple vacation request workflow, for example? Both frevvo and Kissflow can handle that.

But as soon as things get even slightly more complicated, Kissflow struggles to deliver.

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Posted in Procurement Automation

How to Manage the 7 Most Common Procurement Risks

In life or in business, risk-taking has benefits and may even be an essential ingredient of success. 

Quite the opposite when it comes to procurement – the last thing you want is risk. 

A smoothly-functioning procurement process means standardized, reliable relationships with vendors, your team, and your customers.

Ultimately, by understanding and managing procurement risks, you can streamline procurement procedures to manage and reduce them.

In this article we’ll give you a breakdown of the leading procurement risks and how you can manage them effectively.

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Posted in Workflow Automation

7 Workflow Optimization Tactics to Supercharge Your Whole Business

It’s 2020. We should be done with the days of paper trails, overflowing filing cabinets, and endless forms. But many organizations are still manually processing employee data, purchase orders, and other routine paperwork.

By recognizing and eliminating manual processes and bottlenecks in your business’ workflows, you can start focusing on the things that matter.

Want to kick your workflows into overdrive and slash the inefficiencies from your system? This article will walk you through seven workflow optimization tactics for streamlining your business processes.

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Posted in Procurement Automation

5 Procurement Best Practices to Streamline Purchasing

Do you need to streamline procurement in your organization? Are you wondering what best practices would help you improve purchasing processes further?

Well, I can only imagine the weight on your shoulders. 

Your company needs to source goods and services to deliver what’s been promised to customers. Organizing it all – not to mention, doing it faster and faster while continually reducing costs – rests entirely with you.

And that’s not the only pressure you’re under. Even the shortest supply chain delay might bring the entire production to a halt. 

But I can show you how to avoid those disruptions.

After reading this guide, you’ll understand the most common challenges and bottlenecks in your processes. You’ll also learn what best practices in procurement to implement to eliminate those bottlenecks once and for all. 

So, to begin, let’s look at what goes wrong in a typical procurement process.

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Posted in Workflow Automation

8 Workflow Examples to Get You Started Today

Companies everywhere are embracing automation technology and transforming their tedious, time-consuming, manual processes into streamlined, easy-to-use, automated workflows

They’re doing this to reap the many benefits of automation technology. These benefits include reduced operational costs and increased productivity, as well as increased availability, reliability, and performance. In turn, this results in more satisfied customers.

Failing to automate your workflows comes at a cost. The average employee spends 20-40% of their time searching for documents and loses around 40% of their productivity to task switching. Meanwhile, CEOs reportedly spend some 25% of their time on tasks that can be easily automated. 

Every company has different goals and therefore different automation needs and priorities. For instance, a manufacturing company that frequently purchases raw materials might benefit from automating purchase order and invoice approval workflows. A temp agency that constantly recruits and onboards new employees may wish to invest in HR workflow automation to make the hiring and onboarding processes more seamless. 

In this post, we’ll dive into eight powerful examples of workflows at the workplace and discuss how to make the most of each workflow for optimal performance and efficiency. With the right business workflow automation software, you can automate these processes – and much, much more. 

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Posted in Workflow Automation

What Is Workflow Software? Everything You Need to Know

Are you or your organization losing valuable productivity to repetitive, error-ridden, manual processes? 

Perhaps you often find yourself… 

  • filling out the same information over and over again across multiple documents;
  • emailing back and forth to correct errors, capture missing information, or speed up approval processes; or
  • printing, scanning, and emailing documents just to capture a signature.

If you’re in this boat, you–along with many other organizations interested in improving efficiency, productivity, and employee satisfaction–might be considering workflow software.

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Posted in Forms Automation

The Formstack Alternative: When Your Business Needs More

At its core, Formstack is a drag-and-drop form builder with optional, add-on features.

It’s great for basic use cases and workflows involving a form.

Organizing an event and need to create a form for registrations and payments? Formstack has you covered.

Setting up a simple workflow where a completed form gets automatically sent from person A to person B? Formstack can do that.*

*If you pay extra.

But Formstack isn’t much help when your form-based workflows get even slightly complicated.

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Posted in Workflow Automation

How to Create an Automated Workflow Without Coding

Every organization has its own set of workflows for everyday tasks. These workflows used to rely on paper forms, ledgers, and inter-office memos.

Most teams have now “progressed” to using Excel and email. While it’s better than physical paper, email-based workflows are still manual and inefficient.

The good news is that modern, cloud-based software is now putting the power of automated, digital workflows in the hands of non-technical business users.

In this piece, we’ll look at exactly how to create a workflow without any coding or I.T. 

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Posted in Forms Automation

How to Convert Any PDF to a Fillable Form

On-line processes are designed to reduce paper and make everyday tasks more efficient – but some processes require a specific document format and tend to make things more complicated. 

For example, if you’ve ever run a new hire onboarding process, you’re probably familiar with the Federal W-4 or I-9 forms. These PDF documents are often fillable, but: 

  • they’re hard to complete on mobile devices, 
  • there’s often duplicate information resulting in unnecessary data entry, and 
  • they don’t integrate with your backend systems for filing and reporting.

What good is an online form if your staff has to spend extra time manually transferring the submitted data to another format?

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Posted in Workflow Automation

Workflow vs Process: Understanding the Difference (+Examples)

Workflow and process are common words in business process management (BPM). They’re similar enough that they’re often used interchangeably, which creates quite a bit of confusion — even among experts in the field. 

Nevertheless, there are subtle yet significant differences between the two. So let’s define “workflow” and “process” in a way that’ll help you precisely and clearly communicate your ideas around BPM at work.

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