Managing business workflows
Managing business processes efficiently is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today. Greater individualisation, more diversified departments, varying structures and varying systems contribute to the ever-growing complexity of business management.The GBS AppDesigner is an intuitive solution for workflow management, making it easy to shape and automate business processes. A sure way of tackling even the biggest challenges successfully.
- Focus on the professional user
Professional users need modern, easy-to-operate tools to achieve their goals. The expectations placed on modern workflow solutions and business applications by individual departments grow from year to year.
- Secure platform independence
Underlying platforms can be just as varied as the business processes themselves. Microsoft SharePoint or IBM Connections, IBM Domino or a web browser: Today’s workflows need to be platform independent to preserve the flexibility that you’ll need tomorrow.
- Go mobile with more flexibility
Our work world is mobile. Which means that business processes have to function smoothly in that mobile world, too. Nothing is worse when critical processes come to a halt because of a breakdown in mobile capability. Especially because short reaction times play such a vital role in business processes and success.
- Cloud ready
Increasingly, businesses are focussing on the scalability and cost advantages of modern cloud platforms. Operating in the cloud as well as on premises has become a crucial aspect of a viable IT strategy. And that encompasses shaping and using workflows in the cloud, too.
Use Case: Complaint Management
Combine you emails with your busines processes! The GBS AppDesigner integrates information from emails directly into your business processes.
Create and automate
From creating simple forms right on up to complex business logic, with the GBS AppDesigner you can do it all. Develop and deploy workflows with the GBS AppDesigner’s intuitive drag and drop interface in the web browser. Create business processes and web applications in just a few clicks: There’s no need for special programming skills. Reach your goals quickly with the flexible, BPMN-conform workflow engine.
- Intuitive Operation
The easy-to-understand web interface with a multitude of standard design elements makes getting started effortless, even for inexperienced users. Shape and adapt simple workflows or complex business processes without special programming skills to save time and go easy on development resources to boot.
- Rapid deployment
Workflows and business applications created with the GBS AppDesigner can be deployed at the push of a button. A carefully thought-out roles and rights concept enables granular management of access rights. Users are authorised specifically for the intended applications. Seamless integration of Active Directory facilitates the assignment of rights to users and groups.
- Greater productivity
Professional users profit from the automation of routine processes. Recurring tasks, such as incoming orders or complaint management are supported with intuitive workflow applications. The progress display keeps users informed of the current status of business processes.
- No interruptions, no communication breakdowns
In sales or in service: Customers expect a quick reaction. The GBS AppDesigner prevents interruptions in your business processes. Mobile apps for iOS and Android let you use your workflows and business applications flexibly: On smartphones and tablets, whenever and wherever you want.
The GBS AppDesigner bases its open architecture on known standards, such as BPMN 2.0, HTML and xForms. With consequent platform independence and support of various collaboration systems such as Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Connections, the GBS AppDesigner is a true all-rounder. Making potential decisions to change platforms in the future easier because there is no need to reinvest in previously created workflows.
Cloud & SaaS ready
Growing numbers of businesses are using cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure or Office 365 to increase their flexibility. You choose whether to run the GBS AppDesigner on premises, hybrid or in the cloud. Our workflow management software feels at home everywhere!
Seamless integration of workflows:
SharePoint, Cloud, IBM Domino
GBS AppDesigner’s universal platform independence is the key to efficient workflow management. Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Domino and Connections or in your web browser: Workflows and business applications can be used directly on these collaboration platforms.
SharePoint & Office 365
Workflow management in SharePoint & Office 365
You’d like to automate your business processes in SharePoint and increase productivity? Then the GBS AppDesigner is the perfect solution for you!
Embed workflows and web applications directly in Microsoft SharePoint site collections with our solution. As a provider-hosted add-in, the GBS AppDesigner is integrated directly into SharePoint, keeping the look and feel familiar – and making it easy for new users to get started.
You’ll enhance SharePoint with important functions for managing business processes. What’s more, since the GBS AppDesigner is integrated with iQ.Suite, GBS’s email management solution, information contained in emails can be used directly in SharePoint. Email attachments or text information, such as order numbers, can be conveniently integrated in SharePoint workflows.
- Embed workflows and forms created with the GBS AppDesigner directly in site collections
- Reduce system breakdowns thanks to access to relevant data and processes within the SharePoint platform
- Automate standard tasks and business processes
- Integrate email contents in SharePoint seamlessly
- No additional development necessary
Web-based & Cloud
Workflow management in the web browser and the cloud
The GBS AppDesigner uses state-of-the-art web technologies with to help you create and use workflows and business applications quickly and easily in a web browser, without the need for an additional application platform.
Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure are not a problem for the GBS AppDesigner, either. And that protects resources and increases flexibility. You’ll be using your workflow management in the cloud in no time at all.
All you need is a web browser. Create forms, workflows and business applications. Employees can use them right away in the browser. Modern workflow management is easier than ever before.
- Workflows and business applications are created in a web browser intuitively
- Simple use in a web browser makes getting started easy
- Flexible operation from the cloud possible – Microsoft Azure Ready
- Central management of applications and users
- Flexible price structure
IBM Domino & Connections
Workflow management in IBM Domino & IBM Connections
Creating workflows based business applications in the IBM world is faster and easier with the GBS AppDesigner. The intuitive, web-based interface gives you access to all the tools you need. You’ll be able to shape business processes and create web applications quickly.
Modernise existing IBM Domino/Verse applications with the GBS AppDesigner. Workflows and applications can be used in IBM Notes Client, in a browser or on mobile end devices as well.
GBS’s AppDesigner solution is a strong partner in combination with IBM Connections, too. Once created, business applications can be integrated directly in the communities. Pending workflow tasks are conveniently displayed in the personal to-do list.
- Seamless integration with IBM Domino and IBM Connections
- Intuitive operation simplifies usage in all departments
- Data is held directly in IBM Domino
- Existing security and verification mechanisms are used
- Operation on mobile devices simplifies use when travelling
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"With the GBS AppDesigner, workflow management has finally become available for everyone! Even users without programming skills can create business processes and applications. The intuitive operation and availability on all important platforms gives businesses the freedom they need."
Bernd Hesse, GBS Product Manager Collaboration