An Idiot's Guide to Legacy Workflows

Let’s break it down.

What is a SharePoint workflow?

SharePoint workflows are pre-programmed, mini-applications that streamline a variety of business processes. Workflows are essentially automated flowcharts, that remove human error and randomness from standard work procedure. From collecting signatures, feedback, or approvals for a plan or document, to tracking the status of routine strategy. SharePoint workflows prevent employees from spending unnecessary time on tasks that could be completed automatically- saving time and effort and bringing consistency and efficiency to everyday work practices. Notifications arise when someone is late completing their task, or if issues arise throughout the process- keeping relevant parties inside the project loop at all times.

What is the problem?

Microsoft are clamping down on outdated workflows, also known as ‘Legacy Workflows’. From November 1st, all workflows from the 2010 SharePoint model, will be retired. This means that after this date, many workflow operations essential to your company’s automotive operation may cease to work. Operations you don’t even know you’re using, operations you have come to rely on.

How do I check if I have Legacy Workflows?

Don’t worry! You don’t need to frantically search your SharePoint for Legacy Workflows. Simply enter your details into our free reporting tool- Workflow Discovery. The one-click automated process negates the need for manual installation. It will quickly, securely, and recursively scan your sites, sub-sites, lists, and libraries for you. You don’t even need to wait around for the results, as Workflow Discovery will notify you when it has completed. A detailed report will give you an insight into all Legacy Workflows found throughout the scan. We can then help you with your next step- if you want to convert essential workflows to the new version, Konsolute have you covered.

Powered by Konsolute’s secure cloud system, take back your time, and let Workflow Discovery drive your organization's automation, to the next level.


Konsolute works with Low Level Waste Repository to Automate Business Procedures and Streamline ISO Standards Adherence

case study

Konsolute works with LLW Repository to Automate Business Procedures and Streamline ISO Standards Adherence

Konsolute worked with LLWR to help automate business processes and establish a Electronics Documents Records Management System (EDRMS) for the maintenance of their records, including evidence records for the attention of industry regulators.

Challenge

LLWR needed to establish better channels for communication and collaboration between sections of the organisation. The reduction of paper records was also a main aim of this project, looking to digitise where possible and establish an effective management system for the archival of records. Konsolute was also asked to implement a system for the maintenance of records for regulators. Finally, Konsolute worked with LLWR on the automation of their business procedures, aiming to establish more efficient and effective processes.

Strategy

Konsolute implemented SharePoint Server in order to manage LLWRs highly sensitive files alongside an Electronic Documents and Records Management System (EDRMS). 

Konsolute fitted LLWR with a bespoke ISO certified Quality Management System, allowing the organisation to manage and maintain evidence of industry standards being upheld in daily work. Konsolute also established an automated document management process with the use of SharePoint workflows.

Konsolute implemented an Information Architecture system, alongside a tailored governance plan and security and compliance measures, considering the high importance of security to LLWR’s data.  

A centralised storage system was implemented for engineering documentation, and a system was created for the management of Portfolios, Programmes, and Projects.  

Finally, Konsolute completed the migration of data from various existing data source.

Result

LLWR achieved a unified document management platform, holding and maintaining all data with the requisite level of security and compliance. Konsolute empowered LLWR with the ability to archive and dispose of data based upon regulatory requirements. And helped them specifically adhere to ISO 9001 and 45001. Konsolute further streamlined LLWR’s business process, enabling the organisation to automate processes and consequently improving efficiency and auditing.

"Thank you to Konsolute who delivered and successfully implemented an EDRMS which helped us to reach our ambitious goal to reduce paper records by 95% and adhere to the regulations imposed by industrial governing bodies"

- Quality Manager

  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Decommissioning

  • ISO Certified QMS System
  • SharePoint Server


Amnesty International Completes a Digital Transformation with Microsoft 365 and the Services of Konsolute

case study

Amnesty International Completes a Digital Transformation with Microsoft 365 and the Services of Konsolute

Konsolute worked with Amnesty International Secretariat to complete a Digital Transformation of the organisation’s internal system and business procedures. Konsolute primarily implemented the roll-out of Microsoft 365 services SharePoint, Exchange, and OneDrive for Business for use across Amnesty International’s 3000 users. Konsolute also completed a migration from Lotus Notes to Microsoft 365 and managed Amnesty’s programmes and projects. Finally, Konsolute aided Amnesty in the construction and management plan of their applications such as Individuals At Risk database.

Challenge

Amnesty International Secretariat is comprised of multiple offices worldwide and regularly collaborates with external satellite offices, sharing sensitive data regarding human rights cases. Across these offices, Amnesty required a cohesive, unified platform to facilitate collaborative working. Amnesty also required help with information architecture and governance, ensuring that all data and assets are structured.

Strategy

Konsolute conducted a full data migration to Microsoft 365 cloud services. This was done through the use of AI-driven data discovery using Konsolute’s discovery tool, Kolumbus. This enabled Amnesty to infer an Information Architecture by identifying common characteristics across their existing data.

Konsolute implemented an Information Architecture structure as well as an Information Governance processes which ensured that the Amnesty’s data / processes were secure and compliant. Konsolute also completed the implementation of Programmes and Projects through a centralised provisioning engine built upon Microsoft Azure technology.

Amnesty campaign for individuals, families, communities and organisations around the world who have had their human rights violated. Amnesty required a secure and compliant platform due to the sensitivity of the data relating to the cases. Konsolute implemented a bespoke application known as Individuals At Risk (IAR) hosted on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

Finally, Konsolute carried out a core modernisation of Amnesty’s business processes to build numerous applications leveraging native Cloud Azure features.

Result

After working with Konsolute to implement a bespoke Microsoft 365 experience, Amnesty was left with a cohesive connected organisation, empowering employees with increased productivity and efficiency as well as streamlining crucial communications. Amnesty achieved standardisation across its various business units alongside increased operational efficiency and a reduction in operating costs.

"Konsolute have enabled us to envision our digital transformation that connects our people and processes through Microsoft 365. This has allowed us to mobilise our workforce and work more effectively across geographical boundaries"

- Amnesty CIO

  • Non-profit
  • Not-for-profit organisation


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We offer a series of onsite workshops, where our experts will collaborate with your I.T department to setup the Information architecture & governance, information management policy and records. In addition we will provide an easy to understand information design document containing information on architecture, governance, management policy and security recommendations for your organisation to ensure that the new cloud is tailored to you as much as possible.

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