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How to Integrate Forms & Workflow With Your Document Management System

A typical organization deals with dozens of kinds of documents. These are everyday things like invoices, new hire paperwork, student records, 401(K) change request forms, contracts, purchase orders, absence records and so on.

Truth be told, you’re still likely to find large filing cabinets and folders filled with documents in many offices. People still print out their documents, stick them in a folder and put it in the corner filing cabinet. Of course, paper documents are hard to find, maintain, modify, send around etc. – the usual problems. They’re also vulnerable to disasters e.g. a fire could destroy years of information.

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8 Workflow Examples That Will Help You Get Started Today

Companies everywhere are transforming their tedious, time-consuming, manual processes into streamlined, easy-to-use, automated processes. They’re doing it to reap the many benefits of automation technology. Updated technology improves consistency and companies have enjoyed increased productivity, availability, reliability, and performance, while drastically reducing costs.

However, each company has different automation needs and priorities. For example, a company that procures a large number of raw materials may benefit from invoice automation as opposed to a temp agency that may prefer to invest in automating new hire onboarding.

Here’s a list of workflow examples for common business processes. For each type, we’ll explain what your workflow should include to make them perform optimally.

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50+ Key Statistics to Help You Automate Smarter in 2019 and Beyond

Key Automation Statistics You Need to Know

Every time we think we’ve got a handle on automation, new statistics emerge to challenge our perception. Just this month, McKinsey released a new report about the future of women at work, saying that an estimated 40 to 160 million women around the world will need to transition their skills.

But the report also pointed out that both men and women will be similarly affected by automation, just in different areas. Without a doubt, the effects of automated processes will be felt in every sector across all roles.

To understand the scale and importance of automation in the workplace, take a look at some of these key statistics.

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Posted in Financial Process Automation, Workflows

How Sales Order Form Templates Help Improve Business Efficiency

Automated sales orders increase cashflow and let salespeople focus on selling.

Organizations create a sales order form to list the products and services being ordered by a customer. The customer may provide one or more purchase orders (PO) for that purpose.

The sales order is a document that’s created internally by the company so that it may process the order in a controlled manner with the necessary checks, authorizations and signatures in place. Generally, the sales order form includes any associated purchase orders for convenience. In some cases, the sales order may also be sent externally to the client for signature, for example, to formally accept Terms & Conditions.

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Workflow Analysis – How to Improve and Optimize Your Processes

Workflow analysis is the process by which your business examines data about its workflows, determines trends and improves their efficiency. In turn, this improves customer satisfaction and the competitiveness of the business itself.

In most cases, if you ask people why a particular workflow is setup the way it is, they’ll tell you “That’s how we’ve always done it.” The design probably made sense years ago but as the business and its environment have changed, the workflow was probably never updated.

Workflow analysis is the first step towards these necessary updates. Apply it in the following ways:

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What is a workflow? Everything you need to know with examples.

Automation and digital transformation aren’t easy to understand. There’s a lot of jargon such as workflow management, low-code platforms, and process automation.

In this article, we’ll discuss:

  • What exactly is a workflow,
  • Why you should improve workflow efficiency,
  • How you can digitize your workflows using modern, visual software,
  • What business benefits will accrue today, and
  • How automation prepares you for an increasingly data-driven future.
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Posted in HR Process Automation, Workflows

A Comprehensive Guide To An Efficient Time Off Request Form

Automating Time off Request Forms

What does a typical vacation process look like?

If you’re like many other businesses, your HR department is overloaded with paperwork. Honestly, that’s a shame – wouldn’t you rather have them focus on attracting and recruiting talent instead of sifting through endless paperwork?

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The Ultimate Guide to Online Sales Order Forms that Boost Sales (with Examples!)

sales order process

How efficient is your sales process?

Although it’s not always easy to admit, many businesses know that their sales process isn’t as efficient as it should be, especially when it comes to sales order forms.

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Travel Reimbursement 101: How to Save Time & Money With an Automated Travel Request Process

Automate travel request process

A business lunch with a client. An Uber ride to the airport. Drinks at the hotel bar with a colleague. All these expenses could qualify for travel reimbursement, but how do you make sure everyone’s receipts and records are all accounted for?

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