The Most Popular SharePoint Workflows
SharePoint workflows can automate processes and eliminate bottlenecks within your company.
While your company may use SharePoint as a central hub for information and data, chances are high that you’re not familiar with SharePoint workflows and just how beneficial they can be for your organization. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to the versatility of workflows and show you some of the most popular examples that many of our customers are using to boost productivity within their organizations.
What are SharePoint workflows?
SharePoint workflows can be thought of as small applications within SharePoint that can automate and streamline a wide range of business processes. These processes may include everything from collecting signatures and approvals to tracking the current status of a certain procedure, just to name a few.
Examples of common SharePoint workflows
Below are just a few common workflows that you can use to help streamline a variety of processes within your business.
• Collect Feedback – A Collect Feedback workflow automatically sends a document to various people for feedback. The workflow condenses all of the feedback for the workflow owner and provides a record of each iteration of the review process.
• Approval – An Approval workflow sends a document to various people for their approval or rejection.
• Publishing Approval – A Publishing Approval workflow is similar to other approval workflows, as it is meant to automate the routing of content for approval. What makes this workflow different is that it’s designed specifically for the nuances of publishing, where tight control over the management of content is required at all times.
• Collect Signatures – This workflow sends a Microsoft Office document to various people for their digital signatures. This unique workflow only works with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and InfoPath forms.
• Three-State – A Three-State workflow is meant to track an issue, task, or project through three states or phases. This workflow can be used by organizations that must track a high volume of items or issues – sales leads, customer service requests, projects tasks, etc.
How to learn more about SharePoint workflows?
The beauty of SharePoint workflows is that not only can you use the provided ones listed above, but you can also use the SharePoint Workflow Designer to create original workflows from scratch.
In addition, at MessageOps we’re always releasing new training tools to help our customers get the most out of all the Office 365 apps, including SharePoint. We offer more than 100 training courses covering all aspects of this versatile platform, so your team has access to 24/7 on-demand training.
Reach out to MessageOps today to get started with SharePoint workflows.
If you can already see areas of your business that can be improved with SharePoint workflows, call us at 877-788-1617 or use our online contact form. We look forward to helping you harness the power of SharePoint workflows to better position your business for the future.