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How to Simplify Workflows and Evolve Your Business

Sep 27, 2016 1:08:14 PM / by Richard Su

simplify_process_workflow_tool.pngCreating good workflows, a process that a company uses to get things done, tend to be simple ones that boost productivity.

Whether you're a business consultant or an office manager, learning how to simplify various processes will help you improve performance throughout a company and your team.

Large, agile teams in particular require constant communication and collaboration. Much of the time spent on a collaborative project is spent communicating various pieces of information between members involved in the project. Things as simple as a status update for a task or a deadline date can get lost within email and other communication channels without centralized planning.


Recognize Bottlenecks and Inefficiencies

Starting with one department, or even process at a time, makes it possible to determine initial inefficiencies and to recognize the bottlenecks. When you start to define visualize workflows, you can more easily discover steps that could be eliminated altogether, steps that could be carried out in parallel, and manual steps that could be automated.

Analysis and visualization can be easily done in a few steps to determine what can be improved to increase efficiency. Testing and implementing new workflows is another story.  Workflow software solutions, such as kintone, can help you discover unforeseen problems well before a workflow is put into use.

The best solutions take implementation a step further with automation tools that let you turn outdated, manual workflows into sleek workflows that support coordination, communications and multiple channels for notifications.


Automate Your Workflow

Low-code application platforms are becoming a popular solution used by companies to automate many business processes with easy-to-use technology that saves time, money, resources and manpower that can be used elsewhere in the organizations.

Whether it be a simple task assignment and approval, or a large complex workflow with multiple branches and user hierarchy dependencies, low-code applications make it easy to modify workflows on the fly with limited or no IT resources.

Mapping out and implementing a workflow on your own can help you immediately hone in on any problems within your organization so that you can improve the way your team operates.


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Topics: Operations Management

Richard Su

Written by Richard Su

Richard is a sales engineer at kintone

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