I have just discovered that I need a tool to automatize business procedures that I have only in my mind and I have to explain each time to new team members (with time lost, human errors and so on)
I have found two tools process.st and autopilot.io that cover this use case.
I wonder if I can replicate them with Fibery or you plan to add these features to Fibery to create “computerized” second brain.
Can you elaborate on the specific features of these two tools that you have found to be useful for you?
Perhaps you can describe an example showing how you envisage the ideal tool would behave…
They are difficult to summarise but they let you basically generate very complex check lists with workflow so you can transfer your experience in a written way.
Imagine an junior IT that can follow a workflow like “do these steps, if the result is this, go there and do other steps, otherwise call a senjor” (and the call to a senjor become a task obviously with prefilled data of what he has done).
Or a check list to onboard a new customer (what to do in an ERP, what to do in CRM and so on)
Basically following a startup/finance course I learned that a company that does not depend from its ceo or founder has a greater value. By “not depend” it means that its staff has a procedure for each thing that may happen so it does not need to call the CEO each minute to take a decision.
So it is like having a “second brain” and in my opionion it fits with your “second brain” research and development.
I can imagine a number of ways in which Fibery could be used to ‘encourage’ people to follow standardised workflows:
You could create checklists in documents that help ensure that no steps are missed. In this case, you’d probably want users to make a copy of the document where they can tick off as they go, each time a specific checklist needs to be followed.
You could define a ‘process step’ type, where each entity of that type is a single step of a given process. You can then link process step entities together (a type self-relation) to create a process flow chain that a user should follow.
You could make use of buttons to dynamically create a list of steps to be followed one after the other, e.g. pressing the ‘Next step’ button automatically adds a new step to the list, based on some values in the previous step.
The buttons could also be used to create the artefacts necessary for the process.
You could use automation rules to notify users if they edit an entity but have not fully completed all the required fields.
And you can combine one or more of the above as needed.
Overall, I don’t think Fibery can be a like-for-like replacement for the tools you mentioned, but it can do a lot of useful stuff
If you want to provide a detailed example of a simple workflow, I might be able to create a demo template to show you what is possible.
The fact is I am already using fiber and it is great for its “spreadsheet” like approach. I use it for scrum/okr and so on.
But a BPM enhancement would be very cool. I prefer to use only one tool and link my processes (tasks and steps) to documents, meetings and other fibery entities.