Comindware Workflow for SharePoint 2010
Monday, June 10, 2013
Your company is using Microsoft SharePoint (2010, 2013) for Employee, Project or the Customer Portal. The familiar environment of SharePoint sites and applications creates an almost perfect Intranet where employees can manage their content and documents. And, last but not least, your company got used to the system and feel comfortable with its interface.
As an important part of content and document management, workflows in SharePoint 2010 are highly in demand for business process automation and document tracking. For example, you can take all HR papers and process them in the electronic form of an automated SharePoint 2010 workflow. The only common problem with this feature is the implementation and maintenance cost.
“SharePoint 2010 workflow implementation requires the deep intervention of experienced developers, it needs programming, testing and debugging…”
SharePoint 2010 workflow implementation requires the intervention of experienced and expensive consultants and developers and, as with any code, it needs the programming steps of coding, testing and debugging which you need to face not only at the implementation stage, but also when you need to bring a change to the process, even if the change seems to be small.
For example, you need to implement any kind of apporval workflow for your HR department (e.g. vacation requests). Suppose, you find out that this year your HR processes will be restructured so that even if you program your existing processes now, you will have to re-program them later and this will only increase your costs. Even if you delay the implementation until the new processes are approved, small changes will be needed here and there even afterwards, so this won’t cut the process maintenance cost.
Designed to solve this problem, Comindware Workflow for SharePoint has a graphical workflow builder which both cuts the implementation costs significantly by requiring no coding or complicated maintenance, and, at the same time, it provides the easiest way to modify workflows in SharePoint 2010 on the fly at any time. When you need to restructure your processes, or bring minor changes into them, the visual interface makes this task really quick and simple.
With Comindware Workflow for SharePoint you can build your own electronic request forms the way you want to see them. Employee or customer requests are processed with the workflows you create and are configured with minimal effort. The workflow tasks are automatically generated and distributed to your team. And, last but not least, the workflow tasks system can be integrated with your Microsoft Outlook environment for free when you use Comindware. Thus your principal work tools are simply united in one workflow software with minimal implementation and maintenance cost.
Comindware Workflow for SharePoint is to be launched really soon. There are some features of Sharepoint and Comindware integration: