What is a workflow software?

Workflow automation is rapidly becoming an integral part of the everyday operations for all kinds of businesses. For instance: are you, or you 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 the first glance. If you’re not really sure of what workflow softwares do and want to take a closer look at its features and how it can help your company, keep reading to learn more.

So…what is a workflow software?

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

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

Microsoft launched their 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 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 the majority of the most reputable workflow software solutions allow you to take the software for 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’ phases can have its own set of work rules, triggers and, if needed, a designated owner.

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Written by Isabelle Salemme, Product content manager at Pipefy. She uses her extensive Pipefy knowledge to write informative pieces teaching users to make the best of Pipefy. Besides being responsible for all product-related content, she's an avid reader, a coffee lover and a professional photographer.