Sharepoint Workflow Considerations

SharePoint Workflow vs. Integrify:  How to Select the Right Workflow Solution

 

 

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When it comes to using SharePoint Workflow or Integrify, there are a number of issues that organizations should consider:


 

Consideration Microsoft Sharepoint Workflow Integrify Workflow

Developers/coders required for customization

Coding Required

No Coding Required

Create new custom process (level of effort)

Moderate to Significant Effort

Low to Moderate Effort

Create new custom process (resources)

IT / developers

Business Users

Modify/support/adapt existing processes (resources)

IT / developers

Business Users

Modify/support/adapt existing processes (cost)

High Cost

Low to Moderate Cost

Flexibility of solution (how easy is it to change)

Low to Moderate Flexibility

High Flexibility

Time required to create customized processes

Moderate

Low to Moderate

Agility of solution (how fast can it be changed)

Moderate Agility

High Agility


 

The Right Workflow Tool for the Job

Optimizing business processes requires using the right tools for the right jobs. To help organizations considering SharePoint Workflow identify when a solution like Integrify is a good fit, we have created the following list of decision points.

If the answer to any of the following questions is “yes,” we believe it’s worth considering a workflow platform like Integrify, either as a standalone request management solution or in conjunction with a SharePoint deployment.

  • Do you want to be able to quickly define and alter processes?
  • Are future updates/modifications expected frequently?
  • Do you want the ability to empower business units with direct control over their business rules and processes?
  • Are you modeling processes that cross departmental and application boundaries?
  • Do you have processes (or steps) that require more complex exception handling and logic?
  • Are your IT resources limited?
  • Is custom integration needed/helpful?
  • Do you expect advanced reporting capabilities and easy customization of reports?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, investigating a solution like Integrify is a natural fit for your needs—even if you’re already using SharePoint for its rich set of collaboration, document management, business intelligence, or other capabilities.

Integrify Workflow Benefits

Benefits to Employees

  • The self-service portal is available 24 hours a day
  • Accessible from the office, home or mobile devices
  • Easy-to-use, one-stop shopping for all requests
  • Visibility into request status and progress

Benefits to Departments

  • Consistent, departmental standards are followed
  • Transaction time and cost are greatly decreased
  • Reduction in low-value, transactional tasks
  • Better department/employee communication
  • Better tracking of process bottlenecks

Benefits to technical teams

  • Low-code environment for rapid workflow rollout
  • Ability to let departments manage their own processes
  • Reusable parts, templates, forms
  • Centralized management of all request/workflow applications
  • Open API for legacy integration

If you'd like to discuss your unique situation with a product advisor, please schedule a meeting at your convenience.

 

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