Microsoft® Excel™ is the default business tool in many companies thanks to breadth of its functionality and incredible flexibility. Over the years Excel users have leveraged its functionality to solve a wide range of challenges. For example, MS Excel is widely used for managing tasks and projects, tracking progress in Excel is also a widely spread practice. Have you ever thought of creating a workflow in Excel? A lot of people struggle to create Excel approval workflow and give up on trying one day. (more…)
Before taking a capital expenditure decision, take the best practice template, put it online, and have a streamlined execution process for your capital expenditure (CapEx) approval process: makes it transparent to the decision-makers and the task-owners.
How many times during the day do we multitask? We are so used to multitasking that we most probably do not even count. The problem is that unstructured work on parallel tasks often brings significant productivity loss that effects on all our daily activities and results generally. Some of the negative consequences of multitasking are:
A workflow diagram visually depicts steps and actions that define a process and how it should be accomplished. It shows how data and tasks flow through the steps, whether this is accomplished by humans or by machines, and it also shows under which conditions the process is allowed to continue forward. The flowchart is an example of a workflow diagram, but it’s not the only way workflows can be visualized.
Workflow simulation is self-descriptive: it is the simulation of the steps of a work process from end to end. It can be particularly valuable when you have a workflow that you want to change, but you want to test out changes before putting them into everyday practice. Of course, the more accurately a workflow simulation mirrors the actual process it simulates, the more valuable it can be.
In their daily operation, both large corporations and small startups often face the same problems. Typical problems for all of them are manual task management, lost, duplicated or incomplete information and untraceable document versioning and activity context. All of them can be solved with the right software that automates manual processes and connects people, tasks and data in a unified working environment.