What is workflow? Why does it matter to your business? How do workflow automation tools work?
Workflow automation is not a new topic, but it is one that often scares businesses. The world is moving at a ferocious pace and there is an expectation within organisations that people can complete their tasks as quickly. To keep up with the world businesses must streamline their processes or risk being left behind.
What kind of work do we want to make flow?
Workflow automation can have an impact on any process within your business, big or small. All too often we see organisations trying to tackle the biggest and most complex processes with workflow automation. More often than not, these require tech heavy solutions that take a lot of time, talent and financial investment to deliver. In fact, by the time these big processes are perfected, the original requirement has changed and the process needs to be redeveloped or refined.
Nintex believe that every process and every person is important enough to have the benefit of workflow automation – even the “simple” ones like approving leave requests or expense claims and the provisioning of new users. While these processes are basic, they are crucial to the operation of a business. Completing these basic processes quickly and efficiently gives individuals more time to focus on the bigger and more important tasks. Automating everyday processes has a much higher chance of success and they also help to familiarise users with workflow automation in preparation for tackling the large or complex operational processes.
Nintex Workflow Platform
With Nintex Workflow you can automate basic business functions through to company-wide processes without any code. Nintex Workflow is quick, easy and powerful. The workflow designer provides a vast number of templates for common processes, allowing businesses to start quickly and it’s drag-and-drop interface makes it easy for business users and IT alike, to configure workflows. There is a variety of actions in the workflow designer such as approval tasks, email notifications, integration with external systems and provisioning/ de-provisioning of users.
Nintex recently commissioned Forrester Research to study and examine the return on investment (ROI) benefit to customers from the deployment of Nintex Workflow. The study found that on average, organisations had a 176% ROI and 8%-15% growth in employee productivity as well as avoiding the costs associated with custom, coded solutions. The research also noted that organisations now had the ability to easily change their workflow as business processes evolved and the reliance of IT for automation was reduced allowing specific productivity gains for the IT team as well as the overall business.
As a Nintex Partner, rhipe Solutions can assist with the deployment of Nintex Workflow, planning and development of workflow automation and the training of administrators and business users. Contact our sales team using the details below to find out more about Nintex, how workflow automation can benefit your organisation and how rhipe Solutions can support you on that journey.
Liam Davison, Southern Practice Lead, rhipe Solutions