Natalia Romanova, Author at Metatask

Metatask 3.0.1 update: Reopening approvals, recently completed processes and more…

We’ve just released a regular update to Metatask which brings a number of improvements and a few bug-fixes.

Reopening approvals

Have you ever clicked on “Reject” just to find out that you now want to go back and change your decision? Now you can as we just made it possible to reopen approvals just like normal completed tasks.

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New Metatask 3.0 is here! Meet conditions, nested tasks and more…

Holidays season🎄is coming soon, and we just released a huge update to Metatask – we hope you will like it!

Among smaller features, bug-fixes, and usability improvements a few major new features I want to talk about in this post:

  • Conditional tasks – to let you easily handle optional tasks.
  • Task groups – to let you structure your processes well and also to be able to implement some complex workflow patterns, like mixing sequential and parallel tasks.
  • Conditional task groups – to let you create advanced workflows with alternative branches.

Let me tell you about these big features in more details and show how you can use them to take your processes to the next level.

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What is Workflow? A Hands-on Guide for Beginners

While workflow may sound confusing at first, it’s mostly because this word has a very broad meaning.

This article is about business workflows, it explains how to properly describe them using diagrams and task lists.

I will also give a real world example and a step-by-step guide to workflow automation using software tools.

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Introducing dynamic assignments and “User” form fields

In a latest update we adding some new features to allow you building more powerful approval workflows.

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Metatask introduces approvals

When creating and improving business processes you often need to deal with certain approvals like:

  • requesting vacations
  • confirming business trips
  • approving purchases

Well, we have great news!

A new release of Metatask brings approvals to the processes!
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Top 6 free BPM courses you should take this year

A new year usually comes with new goals, so why not take a step forward for your company with Business Process Management (BPM) techniques? BPM is a popular concept these days because it works – organizing and controlling business processes helps skyrocket your company to success.
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Introducing business calendar

We’ve just added support for business days in Metatask. Whenever you set task’s due-date in business days, non-working days will be automatically excluded from calculation. But not only weekends – using new calendar settings you can set any day as a non-working, adjust week’s start date and more.
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Completing tasks the way you always wanted

New release of Metatask is here and it brings great new features!

  • Complete and assign tasks right on the process view page
  • Set task’s due date from a previous task’s completion date

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Introducing search, Google login and Microsoft Flow support

The latest release brings a lot of small updates and a few long-awaited features:

  • Search in the processes list
  • Logging in Metatask with Google
  • New “Template editor” role

Also in this release, we are extending our integration capabilities adding support for Microsoft Flow in addition to Zapier. If your organization is using Office365 and Sharepoint – stay tuned.
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A quick guide to finding and describing business processes

So what is a “business process,” anyway?

There are many complex ways to define a meaning of Business Process, but here’s a simple one:

A business process is a pre-defined sequence of steps, repeatedly executed in a company to get some particular result.

Some good examples of business processes are:

  • Steps to get from a quote request submitted from company’s website to a signed contract.
  • Steps to get a guest from entering the restaurant to being seated and finally to paying for a dinner.

Processes are usually repeating over and over in almost the same way. Because of that you can describe a process, document it once and then refine and improve it.
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