The logistics of getting approval from multiple people for a document used to be quite complicated. Being able to get it to the right people, or potentially schedule meetings, keep track of who has and hasn’t approved them and what feedback or notes they gave, and being able to formally record their approval are all business problems that used to have no easy answer.
Now days, however, there are multiple potential solutions to this problem that can be easily implemented, mainly focusing around automated document workflow. Can start with SharePoint but it’s more common to have it custom written.
- Automate business processes
- Keep track of approvals and feedback
- Centralised document storage and version control
SharePoint is Microsoft's enterprise platform for sharing, organizing and discovering information within your organization.
You can start using SharePoint Online in the cloud today, or install SharePoint Server 2013 in your own data centre. SharePoint improves organizational effectiveness by providing one unified suite of enterprise-scale applications. This satisfies diverse business-critical needs such as managing content and business processes, simplifying how people work together across boundaries and enabling better informed decision-making.
SharePoint is also the most ubiquitous Document Management and Workflow solution in the market, and does this while also integrating with Office for a seamless experience.
Without any customisation, SharePoint allows you to track document approval using a simple approval workflow. For more complex business processes, SharePoint’s workflow can be extended either through development or 3rd party tools (such as Nintex) which allow business users to define workflow steps using easy to use graphical tools.
We can help guide you to the option most suited to your situation, whether that is a simple "out of the box" experience, configuring a tool that your business can manage on its own, or a more unique solution specific to your industry that could give you a competitive edge.
Decide, drag, drop and you're done. Individual users and workflow professionals alike can automate processes in minutes using an intuitive, easy-to-use, browser-based, drag-and-drop workflow designer that reduces the work involved in building, using and improving processes.
Automate processes ranging from the simple to those requiring complex logic, from departmental to organization-wide, and from a single site to those that connect to content and systems throughout the enterprise and the cloud.
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