With the rise of digital transformation, automation has become an essential part of any organization’s pursuit of process excellence. It’s not a “silver bullet” though – automation relies on many factors to be truly effective in a business context.
Good process automation is built on a foundation of excellent process management, forming part of a pattern of continuous improvement that is supported and propelled by insightful process optimization. This creates a cycle of ongoing improvement that engages teams, capitalizes on good technology and focuses on customer outcomes that benefit everyone.
To do that effectively you need a comprehensive and versatile suite of tools that can manage, automate and optimize your processes. Nintex is the best end-to-end process solution, and it’s just become more powerful with the release of the Nintex Workflow Generator.
The Nintex Workflow Generator
The Workflow Generator is a new function within Nintex Promapp® that easily integrates workflows into the process management platform.
Instead of letting the technical barriers of automation slow down process improvement, Nintex facilitates easy and effective collaboration between the process experts and technical specialists, with powerful tools that create automation solutions with a few clicks instead of lines of code.
Process experts can click one button to nominate processes that they’ve optimized for automation. The tool uses natural language processing to identify the optimal activities to include in a workflow. Once confirmed, these choices are automatically transferred into a Nintex workflow framework and the workflow designer is informed.
They’re given a copy of the source process alongside the templated automation, building stronger and clearer collaboration between the teams and ensuring each can focus on their specialist strength with all the information they need at hand.
When the workflow designer is finished and the workflow published, it appears in the Promapp environment. The process expert that requested it is notified and can review the mapping of each activity before publishing the newly automated process for the organization.
The Nintex Workflow Generator increases collaboration between technical specialists and the people who know the processes best, without adding complexity. By creating the workflows directly from the procedure, there is greater clarity around the requirements and solutions can be developed faster, with less need for reworking.
The result is custom automations that are built quickly and easily and embedded directly within the process.
Users can also track those automations within Promapp through the new Automation tab. Any workflows being utilized are listed there, with links to the associated processes. Automated documents like input forms are included in the document library, with custom icons to make it easy to identify them.
Within the processes themselves, automated elements show up with highlighted activity boxes and dedicated swimlanes to make it clear where the workflows begin and end, giving greater visibility to handoff points and the efficiencies gained through automation.
Nintex is a world leader in powerful, easy-to-use process solutions and the Workflow Generator is just another example of how we are improving the way people work. Get a live demo today.