What is a workflow software?

Workflow automation is rapidly becoming an integral part of everyday operations for all kinds of businesses. For instance: are you, or your company, currently considering trying out a new workflow software?

Well, there are plenty of options out there and they all pretty much do the same thing – at first glance. If you’re not really sure of what workflow software does and want to take a closer look at its features and how it can help your company, read on to learn more.

So…what is workflow software?

To put it simply, workflow software provides companies with unique technology that allows them to create new working environments in order to improve speed and efficiency in their operations. Typically, a workflow software will be used to define and manage a company’s processes, and it uses integrations with common day-to-day applications – such as Outlook and Word – to execute them according to expectations.

Many companies that have used workflow software successfully also claim that it has assisted them in improving productivity, increasing visibility, and evenly distributing accountability. Workflow software solutions were first introduced to the tech world way back in the 1990s, and have since been gaining in popularity each year.

Microsoft launched its own Windows Workflow Foundation in 2005, which was designed to replace workflow engines without compromising on workflow functionality. Since then, workflow software is required to comply with Business Process Management’s (BPM’s) integrated collection of critical software technologies. The versatility of these software solutions is preferred, as it enables companies to collaboratively work on designs, development, or the execution of certain cycles.

Workflow automation software has gradually improved and evolved over the past couple of decades as more software companies are realizing the benefits of developing these types of workflow technologies. It’s important to keep in mind that most of the more reputable workflow software solutions allow you to take a “test drive” before making a costly commitment.

So go ahead and find the workflow software solution that best fits the technology needs of your business!


Manage your workflows with Pipefy!

Pipefy is an intuitive, simple-to-use workflow software. We allow businesses to run all their processes in a single platform, ensuring efficiency and solid execution.

Pipefy works as an online Kanban system where tasks move laterally through the multiple phases of your process. Each of your process’s phases can have its own set of work rules, triggers and, if needed, a designated owner.

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Written by
Isabelle Wuilleumier Salemme
Head of Customer Support @Pipefy. She uses her extensive Pipefy knowledge to help users make the best of Pipefy via support and writing informative content pieces. Besides being in charge of support, she's an avid reader, a coffee lover, and a professional photographer.

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