4 Ways Automated Workflows Speed up Expense Reimbursement

Automate Expense Reimbursement

What does the expense reimbursement process look like within your company? Are you relying on manual expense processing and losing time, money, and productivity? Historically, expense management systems have required employees to have their receipt, fill out an expense report for each individual purchase, submit the report(s), then wait (sometimes weeks) to receive their reimbursement. […]

How Automated Workflows Build Success in B2B Sales

B2B buyers typically submit large transactions involving multiple departments and personnel, and these transactions generally take a long time compared to B2C transactions. The B2B seller has processes that B2C businesses don’t have to worry about. For example, the typical B2C e-commerce company doesn’t have to worry about overdue invoices, but they must be tackled […]

BPM or Workflow Software? Why Not a Solution That Does Both?

Workflow management and business process management (BPM) are similar concepts, but they are not exactly the same. Both workflows and BPM address business needs by getting things done more efficiently and with fewer errors, but their roles in a business differ. This naturally leads to the question of whether a business needs separate workflow software […]

Does Your BPM Software Perform? Answer These Questions to Find Out.

Business process management (BPM) is a methodical way of optimizing and managing operations by connecting and automating processes to increase efficiency. With the right BPM software features, companies can increase and enforce standardization of processes and improve business performance. Some companies use workflow software for BPM, particularly if they prefer a no-code solution. But whatever […]

4 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Automated Workflows

Automated workflows themselves represent a long-term business trend. But within this overarching trend, smaller trends come and go, dependent on business cycles, economic pressures, trendy new products, and other factors. As we move closer to the year 2020, it’s obvious how automated workflows have become established as a business necessity. Equally obvious is that workflow […]

Great Workflows Help Prevent ‘Shadow Processes’ in Business

So-called shadow processes are ways people accomplish tasks that circumvent standard operating procedures. Sometimes shadow processes emerge because there is no defined process for accomplishing something. Other times, shadow processes enter the picture when official processes are not well thought-out or are antiquated or needlessly bureaucratic. While some shadow processes are more detrimental than others, […]

Workflows You Hope You Never Use: Disaster and Incident Response

You probably have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen (and if you don’t you should buy one on your way home from work today). It’s possible you’ll never have to use that fire extinguisher, but should the rare kitchen fire ever occur, you will think of it as one of the best investments you ever […]

These Workflow Best Practices Optimize the Purchase Order Process

Purchase orders are documents authorizing a purchase transaction. They include product descriptions, specifications, prices, quantities, dates, terms of payments and other conditions. Using a workflow for purchase orders helps businesses monitor and manage procurement expenses and makes it easy to locate and correct things like duplicate orders. A strong purchase order workflow boosts company efficiency […]

Workflows Don’t Have to Go on Vacation When Your Employees Do

Summer is vacation season and that’s a good thing. People need time away to recharge and refresh, and most businesses want their employees to take time off and come back to work ready to go. Ensuring all the bases are covered during peak vacation times, however, can be challenging. When your “expert” in some aspect […]

Maximize Workflow ROI by Focusing on What Matters Most

Three fundamental elements of business success are getting the high-level strategy right, getting the operating model right, and getting the right people on board. When these fundamentals are in place, you’re in a much better position to take steps to maximize efficiency and extract the greatest ROI from your technology investments. For example, the right […]