Next Steps

Buy or Demo

Find out how to buy our products

Request an evaluation copy

Contact us with your questions

Learn More

Read about our routing features

Get information about product pricing

Meet some of our customers

Request a quote or an evaluation download

ORP Language Support

These languages are supported:

English - USA

English - UK


Workflow Alternative to
Microsoft SharePoint

Looking for an alternate option to Microsoft SharePoint Workflow? We have workflow options that do not require a heavy server system. Our options integrate into your existing Microsoft Office client installations. Our tools allow you to Build, Initiate, and Respond To workflow routes within your document and spreadsheet tools.

We believe your document routing experience will be better and more efficient with ORP as compared to the experience using Microsoft SharePoint. Try our FREE download trial edition products. Visit our download request form.

What to Expect from ORP

With over 32,000 installations in over 20 countries, Office Routing Plus™ (ORP) is a document approval product with deep Office integration for routing MS Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 documents and Excel spreadsheets. ORP is an international leader in sequential workflow solutions. ORP has multiple capabilities and workflow options.

Request a quote for specific pricing and product options.

Benefits of workflow

Workflow highlights and options

What is workflow?

A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps. It is a depiction of a sequence of operations, declared as work of a person, a group of persons, an organization of staff, or one or more simple or complex mechanisms. Workflow may be seen as any abstraction of real work. For control purposes, workflow may be a view on real work under a chosen aspect, thus serving as a virtual representation of actual work. The flow being described may refer to a document or product that is being transferred from one step to another.1

What is document routing?

The act of taking a document through a sequence of connected steps in a flow. Our product offering with ORP allows you to define your flow.

What is sequential document routing?

The act of taking a document through a sequential or ordered sequence of connected steps in a flow. Our product offering with ORP allows you to define a series of single connection points in a flow so your document can move from one individual to the next in a simple, ordered fashion.

What is document approval?

A document approval process takes a document from which any user initiates then flows this information through a standard or non-standard sequence of approvers. During each step of the process, the initiator can receive status update and/or actual copies of any revisions or comments the document may contain. At the end of the flow the initiator can review and archive a copy of the final approved version. User comments from each user in the sequence will be retained with the document that is finalized. This process is productive for those who want a simple way to get standard form documents approved. This process is also a productive means for reviewing, editing, or approving any document content. See Workflow Uses and Industry View examples below.

Concept example

Below is an example of our core view of sequential workflow within a routing process.

Initiator > Approver 1 > Approver 2 > Approver N

Workflow uses

Our customers use ORP for a large variety of business functions. Here are some use highlights.

  • Invoice/Purchasing Approval
  • Editorial Approval
  • Security Authorization
  • Change Management
  • Quality Control
  • Design Approval
  • Decision Request/Analysis
  • Formal Idea Analysis
  • Presentation Review
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Approval
  • Timesheet Approval

Industry view

This is a highlighted list of industries that use our workflow methodology and products.

  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Food Service
  • Facilities Management
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Petroleum and Oil
  • Legal
  • Pharmaceutical

Probitas Workflow Advice

If you choose not to purchase ORP, deciding instead that Microsoft SharePoint is the best option for you, we also have Microsoft SharePoint workflow services. Let an experienced Microsoft SharePoint developer and workflow expert assist you with the installation, setup, backup processes, and custom development of your flows and web parts.

We can help you support your efforts building:

Take the ORP challenge: Run Office Routing Plus side by side with Microsoft SharePoint workflow and survey the results. Make the right decision for your environment. We will be available to assist you in any way we can.


Standarad Edition System Requirements

Plug-in is supported on these Microsoft Office (32 & 64bit) products:
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2002/XP
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
Supports Email Clients:
  • Microsoft Outlook: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Thunderbird: 2, 3
  • Eudora: 6, 7
  • Lotus Notes
  • Most email clients
Supports Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 (32 & 64bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32 & 64bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 & 64bit)
Supports Enterprise and Email Systems:
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Citrix
  • Microsoft Exchange / SMTP / POP3 / Gmail
  • Lotus Domino
  • Microsoft Windows Terminal Services
Supports Hardware:

*Requires same specs as Microsoft Office, OPR works as an add-on

  • CPU Requirements: 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher
  • Memory Requirements: 256 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher
  • Disk Space: 2 gigabyte (GB)
  • Video: 1024x768 capable or higher resolution monitor
Other Requirements:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
  • We recommend installing the compatibility pack for Microsoft Office 2003 users interfacing with 2007 or greater**
* Microsoft Office 2010/2013 Requirements (learn more)
* Microsoft Office 2007 Requirements (learn more)
** Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (download)
Recommendation Highlights

" Thanks to the Office Routing Plus Add-in, our teams are back in business routing documents for review purpose. Without this valuable add in, we would have to do the whole process manually, which is going to be unsustainable. Thanks again! " - Steve Yuen, IT Analyst, Johnson & Johnson Inc.

" The Office Routing Add-in allowed us to quickly and easily replace the lost functionality of document routing in Office 2007 without having to develop custom work flows through the Share Point Server - we have been very pleased with the results " - Kent Smith, W.C. Bradley Co.