4 Capabilities Your Workflow Tool Should Feature
Your workflow tool should should have a few key capabilities to best drive you and your team's productivity all while giving you full control.
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Workflow management systems have been around for decades and have gained a reputation of being time consuming and somewhat labor intensive. They have been created manually, used for project management, and evolved tremendously over time. Regardless of your industry, your workflow tool should have a few key capabilities to best drive you and your team's productivity all while giving you full control to curate tailored content processes with the power of time-saving automation.
1. The Ability to Quarantine Viruses — Severely Threatening or Otherwise
If you are one of the millions of users who are in the business of uploading or sharing documents, you probably already know that your computer system could become subject to dangerous viruses at any given time. Though most viruses can be stopped from spreading and infiltrating another user's computer — they have been known to slip into documents via emails and other uploading services. Your workflow tool should be able to stop, quarantine and review any virus that has been uploaded and may become threatening to your system — eliminating the worry that the virus will be spread to other users.
2. Thoroughly Scanning a Document for Any Content That May Be NSFW
In addition to avoiding the spread of any infected files, any tool you're using to automate your workflows should have the ability to detect whether or not images are suitable for work. Plenty of file uploads could contain content that is NSFW, but APIs provide the opportunity to blur elements like nudity or violence. If no concerning elements are present, the content will be transformed and delivered to its destination.
3. Detect Handwriting
Some would consider manual handwriting detection to be an artform that only years of practice can achieve. Aside from its feature in serial killer horror movies and scanning checks into banking apps, handwriting detection has found its place within top content workflow tools. Unlock the power in your content automation by adding a workflow API that utilizes the efficiency of handwriting detection.
4. Responsive Image Delivery — No Matter What Device
The workflow tool or API that you choose should undoubtedly have the power to deliver images efficiently whether on a tablet, desktop or mobile. The end goal with all workflow automation is to drive productivity all while saving time. Responsive image delivery can do that. Whether you're facing an issue of poor network quality or quality of service degradation, responsive and quick image delivery is a must-have when using a service to streamline any chain workflow actions.
The workflow tool that you choose will make or break your team's productivity levels. Workflow automation has the power to not only eliminate the concern of streamlining business processes, but it also ensures accuracy and efficiency.
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