There are a couple of add-ons available for Google Docs and Google sheets that help improve workflow.
When it comes to getting approval on certain documents; sometimes you may have a document that needs to be approved by a supervisor or principal or superintendent. Before you can turn it in and so that’s where the add-ons for workflows come in very handy.
What is Add-On?
Add-Ons in Google Docs are like extensions for Chrome. Just like extensions add new features to the Chrome browser, add-ons extend the functionality of Google Docs and Google Sheets.
What is the Best Add-on For Google Docs?
There are more than 50 Google add-ons at the time of launch and here are one of the best add-on I experienced and it should have in your Google Docs.
Collavate – which is a document approval system with streamlined workflow stages for collaborative document edits and reviewer approval decisions. With this add-on for Google Docs and Google Sheets, you can make the most of the approval workflow directly from your Google Docs screen with just a few clicks! You can install this add-on directly from their official website. You can also use its features in the comfort of your Google Docs and Sheets screen. Some of its features are:
icon-check Simple Workflow – Easy to use with everything you need to get things done
Multiple Reviewers – Setup Parallel and Sequential Reviewers
Google Doc Approval – Track approval status in Google Docs
What is Workflow and how it makes collaborating on documents in Google Docs easier?
Workflow is a progression of steps which consist of tasks, events, interactions. It comprise a work process by involving two or more persons, and create or add value to the organization’s activities. In a sequential workflow, each step is dependent on occurrence of the previous step while in a parallel workflow, two or more steps can occur concurrently.
Workflow can be automated with software tools that use business rules to decide when one step has been completed successfully and the next step can begin. Some workflow management software (WMS) programs can also coordinate dependent relationships between individual steps, a concept known as workflow orchestration. Workflow documentation and business process modeling are important aspects of business process management.
Keep team members on the right track and encourage adherence to company validation processes through mandatory workflows. Apply specific workflows to any type of document that is subject to an approval process. Workflow reporting helps managers maintain visibility over approvals and easily identify any productivity gaps.
You can use Workflows to gauge opinion. Invite several people to approve a document and you can see what the general consensus is. Reviewers can add comments as well as accepting or rejecting a document, so it’s a good way to collaborate when members of a team are not able to speak to each other directly.
It is a free and effective way to get a document digitally signed off by a number of people on the team with the free add-on.