AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow)

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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Hi Dmitry!

    That's a great idea! We are definitely interested in how flows can be used in the field more easily. We have a few features for desktop that we need to complete before we can fully focus on the mobile experience, but I'm looking forward to seeing how many votes your idea gets. We'll keep you updated as we continue to shape our product roadmap.

    Thanks!

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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Hi Alex!

    This is great feedback for us, thank you for taking the time to suggest it!

    We will certainly add this request into our development planning conversations and let you know if we are able to add some functionality here.

    I'm also trying to think if there is a good workaround. Here are two that I thought of off the top of my head:

    1. Use Jing (amazing free screengrab tool) to very quickly grab the image and in the settings, preset it to dump the image to your desktop. In 3 clicks, and one mouse drag, the image could be on the desktop. Likely your shared folder trick is very close to this in effort though.

    2. What system are you using for email? If you do have a local client (like outlook), you can do things like email templates (OFT files). Here is an article that tells you how to create them: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-an-email-message-template-43ec7142-4dd0-4351-8727-bd0977b6b2d1 and here is an example one that I created with images in it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1h3yqpnptegohl/Outlook%20Email%20Template%20with%20Image.oft?dl=0

    Let me know what email system you use and I'll put some more thought into this.

    Thanks!

    PS - Another cool email trick is just putting a robust mailto link in your ProcedureFlow shape box. You can use the a mailto URL builder like this:
    http://www.cha4mot.com/t_mailto.html and then paste the URL right into your link in ProcedureFlow. This is not going to solve your image problem, but like I did above, you could create an image link to your repository and just put the link to the image in your email. Not ideal, but it's another option.

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    2 comments  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback Lori! We do get asked about this a lot. Our current thinking is that there is a lot that goes into managing permissions, versions and settings for file repository storage. Companies like Dropbox with millions of dollars in funding and revenue are solely dedicated to this cause. We don't think we can afford at this time (or maybe ever) to focus on being a file repository.

    We will keep thinking about it and maybe consider other options like integrations, embedding, etc...

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    3 comments  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Chuck, unfortunately this would essentially create two drafts that you have to manage.

    We have decided against this type of functionality for the foreseeable future. Programmers have this capability, but it creates some complex considerations. The main concern that we have is that as people create multiple drafts, they start forgetting which one they are on when editing and start interweaving changes between drafts. That would be a very frustrating user experience.

    We will revisit this from time to time to see if it makes sense, but is a lot of UI complexity for very little gain. The best thing to do is become friends with the approver and get stuff approved very quickly in short bursts. Try not to build up big changesets if at all possible.

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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    We have an "orphan flows" view as part of a "managing flows UI" feature that has not been prioritized yet. We'll let you know when this gets prioritized.

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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    We are doing some planning for export capabilities that might lead to some progress on this request. We'll keep you posted!

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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Thank you for this suggestion Jean. Reporting is something that we see as a key to our success. We currently have two views:

    1 - Administration > Users > Last Active Column

    This tells you the last time someone logged in. This can be useful to get an idea of who is and isn't using ProcedureFlow.

    2 - Administration > Reports > Unreviewed Changes > [Entry Point Name]

    This is a simple, but powerful view that shows you who is looking at change notifications. The easiest way to see if your team is engaged is to push a new process change and see how fast people view that change.

    We have much more that we want to do with reporting and we will be working with customers in 2017-2018 to build out more reports that help you answer questions about both user activity and general usage analytics. We'll keep you posted!

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    0 comments  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    This is an awesome idea! So far we have concentrated on Training the basics, then general conventions. But a methodology for tackling a large process would be really helpful to new people. We can't do this right away, but I am going to put some thought into doing a series and maybe we can start by posting it on the http://blog.procedureflow.com, then we can group them later into a web series people have access to. Thanks for the idea Jacques!

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    2 comments  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    My thinking is that as users adjust to the flows, they will be able to get back to where they were more easily. They could also use browser bookmarks as well, or temporarily use ProcedureFlow starring ability.

    One issue I would foresee if we had this functionality is that they forgot to regularly remove the "sticky note" reminders, their flows could get overpopulated with out of date notes. But maybe that would be a good thing, we could have notifications on areas that still need to be completed...

    That leads to another idea that if they could add the job identifyer on the "sticky note", and we had notifications of unfinished work, that might help to keep track of jobs that are unfinished. That could be interesting!

    We'll let people vote on this and see how desired it is!

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    2 comments  ·  ProcedureFlow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminMicah Peterson (VP of Product Management, ProcedureFlow) commented  · 

    Hey Jacques,

    This is a great idea! We have actually been thinking of a "skewer" tool that would enable you to run your mouse through multiple shapes and have them straighten out and auto-space like you mentioned.

    We have not research how difficult it would be to program this yet, so we are not sure how complicated it would be. We know it would save a lot of time though making small adjustments, so it is very likely that you will see this feature reach you. We know we can't get to this right away, so we'll let it sit in here for a while and we'll see how people vote on it and what other comments or ideas come in around this.

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