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Running an office takes numerous parties, all working in tandem, to ensure smooth operation and timely management of various business tasks. One of the most underappreciated elements of business operations is administrative tasks.

An administrative assistant wears a vast variety of proverbial hats to ensure the smooth running of an office or business. Their tasks may involve checking email, answering phones, dealing with office supply orders, managing employees, and much more.

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Just think about the explosion of online shopping we have seen in the past decade. What was once the purview of the brick-and-mortar store is not the purview of the e-commerce platform? Today more people shop online than ever before and for many this is the primary option to obtain goods and services.

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We are excited to announce that Comindware Tracker, the workflow management software that empowers non-technical users to design, run and modify processes, was named #1 for the second consecutive quarter in G2’s Best Business Process Management Software.

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The finance department of any organization works with a wide range of parties. Some of these are internal to the company and some are external. Different departments have different requests and these requests must reach the correct desk for approval, then be ordered, and the purchase paid for.

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Business leaders and founders often get puzzled with the many ways to streamline all the different processes empowering the team members to achieve the same goal. They perfectly know the importance of efficient communication and collaboration between departments or groups across the organization. The demand for efficient intercommunication tools is driven by a crucial problem — division and individuality in the different areas of a company. The lack of interdepartmental coordination could be disastrous, as employees only think about solving particular issues rather than getting a complete vision of their place in the workflow. Acknowledging the importance of management software for workflow process automation offers your task-solving team members an incredible opportunity to visualize their work impact, value, and effect on the other business areas and the company’s main goal.

Read this article to learn more about the workflow automation basics and the workflow automation software benefits for your business.

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With new technologies steadily emerging, the way workforce processes are managed by businesses has evolved. Technology adoption in business processes has often been motivated by an aim to increase efficiency and productivity while reducing operating costs. When done right, this can simplify and optimize the workflows of almost any business.

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Visual workflow management is a technique, and it is adaptable to any organizational setup. One essential component of visual workflow management is developing processes that can be visualized from a “top view,” so that all steps in a process can be seen at once. It’s similar to how a flowchart works, but better because you can build automated steps into visual workflows.

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Businesses are investing in the digital future and many companies are aiming for digital transformation. Maximizing the business is not only about enabling a bunch of tools to automate routine processes. Business owners should also consider implementing a digital strategy fully integrated into business operations at all levels.

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Working remotely requires constant communication and an increased level of cooperation between members. It can be quite challenging to achieve this, especially with a geographical difference in the picture. Fortunately, there is plenty of software remote teams can use to make their workflow more efficient.

Below are examples of software that virtual teams can use to get their work done effectively and efficiently, regardless of how many miles there are between them.

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A bottleneck is a frustrating and troublesome element that many businesses will face. Basically, a bottleneck is a part in a business process where, for whatever reason, there is a delay in the progression of the process. Not only does this mean less efficient operations, but it can also cost the business money. It is easy to see why avoiding and quickly addressing bottlenecks in business operations is so important.

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