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How do I Choose the Best Workflow Manager?

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  • Written By: Kristie Lorette
  • Edited By: Michelle Arevalo
  • Last Modified Date: 01 December 2016
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Choosing the best workflow manager system or software for your business typically comes down to evaluating the needs of your company and how the system fits those needs. One that meets the majority of your criteria is the usually one that is the best for you. In order to choose the best software for your business needs, you should consider how much money you have to spend on the software and the type of training and support it comes with. Also, be sure it includes all of the workflow management features you need to automate your business processes.

Cost is generally a primary factor that goes into the decision-making process of choosing the best workflow manager for your business. Take a look at the company's budget and determine how much you can realistically spend on such a product. Finding the price range that is within your budget helps you to narrow down the choices of the workflow manager systems you can consider. Once you find those, next take a look at the features and benefits of each one. Match the features and benefits of each with the list of requirements you have for the workflow management system. Note each item that fits your needs. You can use this list later to compare the number of features and benefits that each workflow manager has.

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Support and training is another of the major factors to consider when choosing the best system for your business. In order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of a workflow manager, proper installation and use is paramount to its success. For this reason, a company that offers help with installation of workflow management software, and can set it up to meet your specific business needs and offer support in case you run into a problem, may be a better choice than a company that sells it to you and then parts ways.

Once you have gone on your fact-finding mission, do a side-by-side comparison of the workflow management systems you are comparing. Separate the ones that meet the majority of your needs from those that do not meet your requirements. From the options that meet the most of your needs, prioritize your list of criteria. The best workflow manager is the one that meets all of your top-tier requirements, and all or the majority of the less important factors.

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