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These languages are supported:

English - USA

English - UK


Workflow/Document Approval Methodology

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.

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. 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 a copy of the final approved version. This process is productive for those who want a simple way to get standard form documents approved. This process is also 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.

  • Change Management Control and Approval
  • 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

1 Taken from wikipedia on 6/1/2011.

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.