Workflows: manage the life of a product until its validation!

The workflow stands in general at the center of the business process management or BPM. It consists of a technique aimed essentially at automating the company’s process in order to remain reactive and competitive. In fact, the validation workflow is identified by numerous automatic regulations. The rules of validation allow to reach a status and to validate the information. In addition, the advance rules allow you to issue an alert once the validation time is expired. But how do you set up a good workflow?

Some steps to follow in order to set up a good workflow

A good workflow must be complete and relevant in order to ensure a good management of the information produced or the management of the product information. Before proceeding with its implementation, it appears essential to know what this methodology is really about. To do this, the company must determine the object on which the workflow will be based on ( invoicing, vacation requests, time sheets, expense reports, etc)  . In order to select a specific object, it is necessary to spend some time for a good classification and an efficient identification of the processes. Afterwards, the validation process related to this object can be easily decrypted.

Break down the process into many steps

The workflows constitute a series of necessary steps in the course of a product’s life. These phases, from the product information management to its validation, follow each other in a well-defined order. This process must be broken down into steps in order for the production flow to remain efficient. To do this, it is up to you to clearly visualize the sequence of each phase. Adding additional steps will be an unnecessary waste of time. Otherwise, consider the real value of an intermediate step if you have to add it.

The workflow and its impact on the performance of the company

The product information management or even the validation of a product requires the implementation of an efficient workflow. This process will have an impact on the entity’s performance since it plays a determining role at many levels. It allows to follow the activity in a proper way. The business processes will be modeled in order to better visualize the evolution of the activities. The workflows allow to follow up the different phases of the product life cycle. In other words, they guarantee a good traceability of the business process and a reinforced control of your company’s activity. The implementation of a workflow is also essential to reduce the risk of any failure. In this way, the tasks will be automated and the information produced will be centralized in a single storage space by means of an information flow.

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