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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.

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How to do Workflow Process Mapping in Five Easy Steps!

By Sylvain Doré on July 21, 2021 12:40:31 PM CEST

A business, at its core, is just a collection of business processes.
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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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5 min read

How To Implement Work Management & Improve Your Company's Productivity

By Gary Fisher on June 30, 2021 9:20:17 AM CEST

Although the term “work management” has only gained popularity in recent years, you’ve likely dealt with some forms of managing work, be it at work, at home, or school. 

 

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How and Why to Document Your Workflows

By Jeff Ross on June 1, 2021 4:30:00 PM CEST

All businesses and organizations have workflows. Even individual workers always involve at least one workflow in their day-to-day operations.


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.

But what are workflows, and why is it important to document your workflow?

And more importantly, how can we optimize these workflows to be as efficient as possible?

In this guide, we will discuss:

  • What is a workflow
  • Different types of workflow
  • Why you should document your workflow
  • How to document your workflow reliably and accurately
  • How to analyze the established workflow
  • How to optimize the workflow to make sure it’s as efficient as possible

And more.

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8 min read

What is Workflow Management System and Why Do You Need One?

By Erin Esterberg on May 18, 2021 2:03:00 PM CEST

The terms workflow and “business process” are often used interchangeably. While there is indeed an interrelation between the two terms, there are some differences between the two.  

A business process is, simply put, a set of linked activities (or tasks) that get collectively executed to achieve a business objective. 

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What is Business Process Management (BPM) and Why Is It Important?

By Sylvain Doré on May 11, 2021 11:04:16 AM CEST

All businesses always have at least one business process. A simple trading business could have just one business process and other companies, however, can have multiple complex business processes that are interconnected to each other. 


How successful a business is, is essentially determined by how efficient and effective it is in executing its business processes, and this is where Business
Process Management comes in.
 

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Aproove Version 4.3.4.3 Release Notes

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

Today Aproove is pleased to announce version 4.3.4.3. 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.

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The Ultimate Guide To Workflow Automation

By Gary Fisher on April 12, 2021 4:56:16 PM CEST

In today's competitive landscape, many organizations demand more agile and error-free business processes.

Many are now relying on workflow-based innovations and automation to improve efficiency and productivity. The basic idea of automation is to reduce or eliminate human involvements from the execution of a process with three key objectives:

  1. Reducing risks of human errors both in meeting compliance and in terms of data security
  2. Freeing the valuable employees' time so they can focus on core competencies and contribute more to achieving the organizational goals
  3. Reducing human resources costs

Software solutions can execute specific tasks at a much higher speed than a human could. Thus, automation of these tasks can significantly speed up the repetitive processes while freeing up your resource to carry out more valuable work.

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Announcing PDF Layer Support in the Review Interface!

By Gary Fisher on February 12, 2021 9:16:20 AM CET

Adding PDF layer support is a significant enhancement of the Aproove Work Management Review Interface, giving our customers a competitive edge not seen in other technologies!

Optionally allowing your reviewers to see any layers inside a PDF document is a great starting point, but we never stopped there! We also added many surrounding features that enable you to restrict layers to different users and groups and store the viewing conditions (what layers were turned on or off) to know the reviewer's exact viewing conditions when they made the annotation note.

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