Continuing from the last week, I will introduce you the operation of "Starter Template" which has been pre-installed in the cloud-based Workflow, "Questetra BPM Suite".

The second one is "Procurement Request".
Episode 463: Procurement Request (Starter Template) (2015-12-28)

It is a business flow that allows anyone to make requests for purchasing from consumables to equipment as long as they are employees. Since status management such as "Decision pending " or "Delivery waiting" is automated, you can check progress at any time.

[Procurement Request flow]

In the article of "Episode 577: Work Request Flow is the Basic of Workflow", I introduced you the "Work Request flow" as an operation that I can recommend for any organization. It is one of the business flows (applications) pre-installed in the cloud-based Workflow "Questetra BPM Suite", and there three other business flows are pre-installed. I will introduce you the operation of "Starter Template pack" in three articles in series from this one.

The first installment is "Approval flow".
Episode 462: Planning - Approval (Starter Template) (2015-12-21)

It is a simple business flow in which an employee "applies" a request for approval and the superior of the applicant "approves" it. The flow has been configured that if the external payment amount is 1 million JPY or more, it goes also to the "Approval" by the officer. (Automatically be approved after neglected for 24 hours)

[Planning-Approval flow] 

"What kind of work do you recommend for trying out a Workflow?"

That is a question that frequently asked, and my answer to any kind of organization is always "Work Request flow". "To ask someone to do a (small) job", I suppose it is usually made by email, telephone, verbally, but I tell you that a simple request ought to be made in using Workflow.

"Workflow" literally means "flow of work", "flow (sequence) of requests for work". In other words, it is the basic (essence) of workflow that "someone requests work from someone" which is the simplest act of doing work in an organization.

In the cloud-based workflow "Questetra BPM Suite", the following "Work Request flow" is preinstalled and you can try it immediately if you apply for a Free Edition.

[Work Request flow]