Workflow solutions: find an end-to-end service or fail to deploy
Today, there are dozens of vendors on the digital workflow market, and they’re all representing themselves as full-circle workflow solutions.
In reality, they‘re only capable of processing certain parts of a workflow chain. If you want a complete workflow solution, you have to integrate other vendors.
What does ‘end-to-end’ even mean?
An end-to-end workflow is a process that delivers a full document and data lifecycle while supplying all the necessary components along the way.
The usual menu includes things like:
Fillable document and form authoring
Configuring and sending notifications/reminders
Creating new or updating existing CRM, spreadsheet or SQL records based on
Generating documents pre-filled with CRM, spreadsheet or SQL data
Routing your documents and forms between recipients, CRM systems and cloud storages depending on the conditions you set
In fact, there’s not a single end-to-end workflow solution available on the market right now.
If you think about it, you always have to pay for integrations when attempting to automate your workflow using any of the most common workflow solutions today.
For example, Nintex positions themselves as a ‘Workflow automation platform,’ yet it’s Adobe Sign that powers e-signatures for Nintex customers. Others such as DocuSign will provide you with e-signatures and CRM integrations, but they don’t have any automation options except for simple things like sending reminders.
A one trick pony won’t win the race
The biggest weakness of one-trick pony workflow providers is a lack of flexibility. Any time your workflow needs a new feature, you’ll have to pay for integrations from a third-party vendor.
That’s why, when you really look under the hood, end-to-end workflow automation is extremely expensive, if not impossible. By investing your time and money into such a solution, you just distance yourself from what your business really needs: an adjustable and transparent document and data flow at a reasonable price.
One end-to-end solution, instead of five different ones
With airSlate, it’s the user who adjusts everything — no engineering support required. Onboard your team in minutes and organize end-to-end workflows that feature:
Filled-in data collection
CRM and cloud integrations out of the box
No-code workflow routing and automation
An online document editor and HTML form builder
airSlate provides all the tools you need to complete and automate your workflow without having to pay extra for third-party solutions and API-integrations.