Process Builder: Beyond Traditional Workflows

In recent years, business process automation has seen a tremendous growth, thanks to the development of advanced tools and platforms that make this task extraordinarily user-friendly. Ignatius is committed to being at the forefront of this transformation, and our latest feature “Process Builder” is a testament to this commitment. But what exactly is this new feature and why is it so powerful? Let’s dive deeper into understanding the Process Builder and highlight the essential differences between processes and workflows in Ignatius.

Understanding Workflows in Ignatius

A workflow is a sequence of steps performed to carry out a specific business process. It represents how work is to move through your organization; who needs to do what, when, and how. Workflows in Ignatius are akin to the advanced cause and effect systems – a remarkable asset to automate and streamline repetitive tasks based on certain criteria.

Imagine you’re running a government service issuing permits. With Ignatius workflows, you can automatically notify a citizen when their permit request is approved, rejected, or requires additional information. The assignment, notification, time-triggered actions – all can be automated via workflows, saving you considerable time and reducing the room for error.

The Power of Processes

Now imagine a workflow with superpowers, and you start to get an idea of what the process functionality in Ignatius is all about. A process in Ignatius not only includes the automated cause and effect behavior of a workflow, but it also enables you to visualize and customize the complete journey that data and tasks travel through your organization. With the Process Builder feature, you can automate complex transversal procedures that potentially involve multiple departments and roles.

For instance, consider the process of a typical city council meeting. An issue is proposed, discussed, voted on and, if approved, implemented. This necessitates various departments’ collaboration, with each stage having its tasks and triggers. The Process Builder can be used to create a seamless and automated process that encapsulates this entire journey, ensuring transparency and efficiency.

The high level of complexity in process building is effectively handled by Ignatius’ intuitive and user-friendly interface, which simplifies the task of automating and visualizing these processes.

The Real Deal: Process Builder

The Process Builder in Ignatius is your control room to steer your organization’s operations. Virtually anything you’d typically diagram on a whiteboard (from approval submission to automatic updates and beyond) can be transformed into a dynamic, automated process that keeps work moving forward efficiently without any human intervention.

The uniqueness of Ignatius’s Process Builder lies in its ability to handle criteria-based and schedule-based processes. These processes can involve numerous actions, cycling through different individuals, roles, and departments seamlessly. This automated bus brings together the right people at the right time, all while maintaining the sequence that you’ve programmed in the process.

Transitioning from manual processes to automated ones not only saves time but also ensures business rules are adhered to without any lapse. By offering comprehensive, automated linear and parallel processes, the Ignatius Process Builder brings unmatched agility to your operations.


With Ignatius process functionality, your operations become more transparent, streamlined, and efficient. Whether you are managing customer support, permit issuance, or inter-department project management, workflows, and processes in Ignatius are primed to multiply your productivity.

Warren Bennis once said, “The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing”. With Ignatius workflows and the Process Builder feature, you’re equipped with the right tools to do both. Welcome to the future of effective leadership and efficient management.