Xavier Dorvillers

Xavier Dorvillers

CEO (Founder)

Recent posts by Xavier Dorvillers

14 min read

What Is Enterprise Workflow Management

By Xavier Dorvillers on February 15, 2022 3:18:00 PM CET

Enterprise Workflow Management, also called Enterprise Work Management (EWM) or Enterprise Process Management (EPM), is essentially the application of business process management, or BPM, in an individual enterprise.

However, “enterprise workflow management” is also often used to refer to the enterprise work management software that enables us to implement workflow management on an enterprise scale.

So, what is Business Process Management?

BPM often called workflow management, is a discipline focused on identifying, modeling/mapping, analyzing, measuring, and optimizing workflows and especially process workflows (note: we’ll learn about the differences between “workflow” and “process” later on in this article). 

A workflow can be defined as a set of tasks that get executed sequentially to achieve a specific objective. Thus, an enterprise workflow will help the company achieve its business objective (or objectives). 

All organizations and every professional working in an organization always involve at least one workflow. A hotel receptionist, for example, has a workflow for facilitating guest check-ins. 

Some organizations can involve only one pretty straightforward workflow. However, an enterprise typically involves multiple workflows that are all interconnected in a complex manner, which is why enterprise workflow management (EWM) would require a unique, more thorough approach while considering the enterprise’s overall strategy and available resources. 

Due to the typically complex bureaucracy of an enterprise, EWM will also need to provide a governance model for the management, implementation, and evaluation of the workflow management initiatives.

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4 min read

Major Aproove Work Management release announcement, including core system updates to improve speed and performance!

By Xavier Dorvillers on July 23, 2021 9:18:44 AM CEST

Today Aproove is pleased to announce a significant new version of Aproove Work Management!

This version incorporates core technology updates that improve both the speed and performance of Aproove and lays the groundwork for Aproove to incorporate significant new features during the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Of course, we could not make a release without some new visible features, so we are pleased to announce some significant enhancements to the tag functionality, including the ability to automate "hidden tags" that can enhance searching and filtering.

After consultation with our customer base, Aproove has changed the way that we number our releases. As a SaaS company, Aproove can release anywhere between 8-12 times per year.

For ease, all future versions will start with the year, e.g., 2021, then the release number for that year (a year being January-January).

The release we are posting today is the fourth release this year, and therefore it will be named the 2021/R4 version.

Topics: Featured New Release Educational Newsletter
22 min read

Essential Guide to Workflow Models

By Xavier Dorvillers on July 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM CEST

Corporations all around the world strive to become more efficient and productive.

When these workflows get executed efficiently, your business is also efficient, and vice versa: inefficient workflows will result in missed deadlines, lost opportunities, and losses in revenue, profits, and even reputation.

However, an organization and even a single team within the organization can consist of many people with disparate personalities and logical views. 

Each team member might have a different idea on how to execute a task efficiently, and in many cases, there is not a single, one-size-fits-all answer. This can often lead to disputes and confusion, which can lead to inefficiencies and other issues. 

So, how do you get your whole team and organization to perform a business process consistently in the most efficient way, every time? 

The solution is a workflow model. 

A workflow model, or workflow diagram, is a visual mapping for a workflow, a business process, a project, or a business case. By modeling a workflow accurately, everyone has the same vision and can execute it in the same way. 

This guide will tackle all you need to know about workflow models and how you can implement them in your organization. 

By the end of this guide, you will learn about: 

  • The concept of workflow models

  • Different types of workflows in a business environment

  • How to model a workflow

  • The benefits of modeling a workflow

  • How to analyze and optimize workflow models

And more.

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2 min read

Aproove Version Release Notes

By Xavier Dorvillers on May 10, 2021 6:02:41 PM CEST

Today Aproove is pleased to announce version Below you will find the release note summary.

Typically Aproove sends out an email notification that incorporates two or three highlighted features within the email along with a list of all new functions and enhancements.

Today we will place the release notes in the blog area in a change from our usual email announcements and then focus on relevant new features in the coming weeks (before the next release). We will also offer a webinar with each new release when significant new functionality gets released.

This is to give our users more drip-fed information about each release, and it will also allow us to "zoom in" on the new functions between the releases. We want to explain the feature and also provide some business "use-case" examples.

Topics: New Release Educational
4 min read

Introducing Note Tags!

By Xavier Dorvillers on July 17, 2020 7:03:27 PM CEST

A major enhancement to our Online Proofing functionality "Note Tags" are designed to help with identification, classification, and decisions on individual annotation notes.

What are Note Tags?

Note Tags introduce a new way of managing annotation workflows. Note Tags cover multiple needs ranging from automated note identification to complex approval and decisions at a note level. 

Note tags can automatically be applied when users make annotations, and permissions can be used at a project level to determine what note tags (if any) are available to the different users.

Note Tags can be added when a user creates an annotation note (automatically, manually, or a combination of both). Note Tags can also be made available or hidden at different step stages based on your workflow requirements. 

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