5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get Flowingly Automation Pro 

by Nov 2, 2023Process Improvement

So, you’re thinking about diving into the world of process automation with Flowingly. Great choice! 

But before you take the plunge, it’s worthwhile figuring out whether Flowingly is the right fit for you.  

We decided to make this a little bit easier for you, so for this blog we’ve broken down five reasons why Flowingly might not be the right fit for your organisation.  

1. You have a (very) small team

Look, we get it—small teams have their own rhythm, and sometimes complex process automation tools can feel like overkill.  

If you’re running a tight ship with a small crew and your processes are relatively straightforward, Flowingly might be a bit too much firepower for your needs.  

Flowingly shines brightest when implemented across larger teams where process efficiency and collaboration are essential. With a smaller team, you likely have more direct and immediate ways of communicating and coordinating tasks. 

It’s the equivalent of using a flamethrower to light a candle. 

We usually find the sweet spot for Flowingly is at organisations with over 100 users, as they have many processes that impact across different teams and departments.  

2. You want process automation to sit solely with IT – and no one else 

If you’re the type of organization that firmly believes in the IT department being the exclusive gatekeepers of process automation, then Flowingly might not be the best choice for you.  

We love IT (shout out to our own IT team) but we know they’re super busy keeping the business running, preventing cyber-attacks and managing a hybrid cloud infrastructure.  

That’s why we’re all about empowering business users to actively participate in automating their own processes, that they use day in and day out.  

It’s like giving everyone a set of keys to unlock efficiency (with IT having oversight of course). 

But hey, if you prefer to keep those keys securely in IT’s hands, that’s totally understandable.  

So, if you’re adamant about keeping process automation strictly within the IT realm, there are other tools out there that cater specifically to IT-driven automation.  

They just aren’t as scalable. 

3. You don’t have time or resources for process improvement  

Let’s be real—process improvement isn’t something you can achieve overnight. 

Often it can feel like a Catch-22. You don’t have the resource for automation because everyone is overwhelmed and overworked due to a lack of automation, creating poor processes and admin workloads.  

It’s not just about the software; you need time and dedicated personnel to drive those process improvement initiatives.  

If you currently find yourself lacking the capacity to allocate at least 0.25 full-time equivalent (FTE) for process improvement, Flowingly may not be the right fit for your organization.  

Flowingly thrives when there’s a committed effort to drive continuous improvement, with a dedicated team or individual responsible for the task.  

However, if you’re already swamped and struggling to find the necessary time and resources to devote to process improvement, it might be worth exploring other alternatives that better suit your current limitations.  

Remember, real process improvement requires commitment and investment of time, resources, and energy. 

4. You have a large team of developers dedicated to automation 

If you’re fortunate enough to have a large team of skilled developers and you aren’t facing any challenges when it comes to scaling your automation efforts, Flowingly may not be the immediate solution you need.  

Flowingly enables business teams to streamline and automate their processes, making it a valuable tool for organizations who don’t have dedicated development resource.  

With the current IT shortage, many organisations have to prioritise automation projects, with the rest often ending up in a never-ending backlog.  

 However, if your team of developers is already adept at building and maintaining custom automation solutions tailored to your specific needs, you may not require a business-led automation function.  

5. You’re only interested in documenting processes, not improving them 

If your main goal is to document processes without diving into the deep waters of process improvement, you probably don’t need automation- yet. Flowingly Automation Pro thrives on making processes better, streamlining workflows, and empowering iterative improvements.  

We’re all about documenting processes, but you probably don’t need Automation Pro if documenting processes is your only goal. It might be just a little too much firepower for your immediate needs. 

Some folks are happy with a good old process flowchart tool. Others need a bit more mapping firepower. If the latter sounds more your speed, Flowingly Mapping Pro could be a good fit for you

But if you’re more focused on capturing process steps than making them sleeker and more efficient, you might want to explore more lightweight solutions. 

Flowingly offers a world of process automation benefits, but it’s crucial to determine if it’s the right fit for your unique circumstances.  

If you’ve got a small team, prefer an IT-centric approach, lack resources for process improvement, have an army of developers, or simply want to stick to process documentation, Flowingly might not be the right choice.  

Take a step back, assess your needs, and find a tool that aligns with your goals and resources. Remember, it’s all about finding that sweet spot where your organization can thrive with the right process automation solution. 


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