Why WordPress Doesn't Include a Workflow Timeline

By: Andrea Lotz Monday January 19, 2015 comments Tags: workflow timeline

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The Workflow Timeline is a powerful tool for small business owners.  It provides real time updates on the most important aspects of business management, posted to a live feed accessible from any computer or device.

Small business owners all over the country are using the Workflow Timeline to streamline company efficiency, manage employees, and keep up on expanding new business.

Here’s the thing though – WordPress can’t make their own Workflow Timeline.

We get a lot of questions about why the Workflow Timeline is only available from AllProWebTools, and we wanted to address the issue once and for all.

What is AllProWebTools?

AllProWebTools operates on the principle of getting everything from one place.  Our customers’ success proves that this strategy is easier, more efficient, and facilitates steady growth based on a strong foundation. 

We are the first software solution to provide small business ERP specifically tailored to the needs of small and medium businesses.  Basically, this means that we provide the following from one central, user-friendly dashboard:

  • Website Hosting
  • Ecommerce Platform
  • Customer Database
  • Email Provider
  • Marketing Campaign Manager
  • Accounting Reports
  • Employee Timecards
  • Task Manager
  • Workflow Timeline

All of these tools work together to streamline the everyday operations of a small or medium business, allowing for greater productivity and efficiency, and ultimately supporting faster growth.

How Does the Timeline Work?

The Workflow Timeline is the natural result of this all-in-one philosophy.  When all the tools are provided by one service, they are able to share data.  This means that any reports generated by the software have a broader scope of data to draw from.  The Workflow Timeline is the core that all the other tools report to.  It draws from the following AllProWebTools features:

  • Ecommerce Platform
  • Customer Database
  • Employee Timecards
  • Tasking System

If each of those tools comes from a different provider, it’s impossible for them to share data, so it’s impossible for them to all post to a common feed.

Wordpress and the Workflow Timeline

WordPress can’t offer a Workflow Timeline because there’s no way for it to access anything that wasn’t created by WordPress. 

Most small business owners with WordPress sites use a variety of different plugins, apps, and web services to meet all their management needs.  Plugins and these disparate services can’t share data in the same way that AllProWebTools’ integrated modules do, which means they can’t all post updates to a Workflow Timeline.

AllProWebTools does have some users that have WordPress sites – this doesn’t mean that they can’t use the Workflow Timeline.  In fact, the Timeline is powerful enough to gather some information from a WordPress site, but only from modules that come from AllProWebTools.

For example, a WordPress site using an AllProWebTools ecommerce platform will still post ecommerce updates to the Workflow Timeline.  However, an ecommerce plugin from someone else cannot.

What’s the Benefit of an All-In-One Solution?

Access to a Timeline isn’t the only reason to get all your tools in one place – there are a lot of benefits to an all-in-one solution:

  • Less time logging in and out
  • More accurate, specific, and integrated marketing data
  • Only one bill to pay each month
  • Centralized customer support for all tools
  • Tools all have the same user interface – easy to learn

The ease and efficiency of the Workflow Timeline is just one example of the benefits of integration.

Instead of fixing one problem at a time, get to the core of the issue and start thinking systemically about your business. 

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Andrea Lotz

About the Author: Andrea Lotz

Andrea is the resident writer for AllProWebTools. She loves to write about just about anything, especially small businesses, sustainability, and whatever is new and upcoming on the horizon.  She lives in Fort Collins and spends her free time cycling, welding, cooking, and playing ukulele. 

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