All posts by Jane Courtnell


Daily Task Checklist: 15 Benefits From Experts Around the Globe

Daily Task Checklist 15 Benefits From Experts Around the Globe

Do you use a daily task checklist?

If yes, then why?

Why not, then why not?

This was the question we, at Process Street, posed to top business experts across the globe.

With this question in mind, I noticed after a Star Wars movie marathon – yes I am a Sci-Fi nerd – that even Han and Chewie used checklists.

If chewie uses them, why wouldn’t you use them?

In all serious though, checklists have been shown to give profound benefits in all manner of industries. For example:

Checklists in general are remarkable. But what about daily task checklists? Well, thats what we strove to find out.

Here, you will find the results of our in-depth examination, exploring the usefulness of checklists exercised on a daily basis.

We present to you our findings, outlined as 15 daily task checklist benefits.

You can click on the links below to be directed to the relevant section. Alternatively, grab a coffee, sit back and take the time to read all we have to say to ascertain a thorough understanding of our findings.

Let’s get started!
Continue Reading

Robotic Process Automation Tool Kit: 5 RPA Tools and Best Practices To Help You Get Started

Robotic-Process-Automation-Tool-Kit-5-RPA-Tools-and-Best-Practices-to-Help-You-Get

Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder and President of Arkenea. Rahul has been featured as a technology thought leader in numerous media channels such as Bloomberg TV, Forbes, HuffPost, Inc, among others.

Several organizations use a wide range of tools for execution and monitoring of their internal processes. These systems are interfaced by human agents who pass on the data output from one system as input to the next system in the pipeline.

Because of the non-automatic nature of manual execution, manual data entry work makes these processes slow and error-prone.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had these interfaces taken care of automatically?

That’s right, we are talking about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – a transformational paradigm that optimizes such processes by automating repetitive, rule-driven tasks.

According to Forrester Research, RPA market revenue is expected to gross $1 Billion USD in 2019.

With RPA and by using RPA tools, your internal processes can be finished faster and more efficiently. It would free your agents from trivial data entry and data exchange tasks so you could deploy them to do more strategic process initiatives.

In this article, we at Process Street will present 5 best practices for RPA. We will then introduce our favorite RPA tools, so you can walk away with actionable robotically automated processes.

This article has been structured as the following:

Let’s get started!

Note that RPA does not aim to eliminate jobs. It aims to reduce the burden of mundane and repetitive tasks of the existing staff so they can work on more strategic initiatives.
Continue Reading

Google Docs Checklist vs Process Street Checklist: The Future is Now, Which Tool Wins?

Google Docs Checklist

In July 2018, the number of active Google Drive users surged into the billions.

This means the number of users had increased by 200 million within just one year.

One reason for Google Drive’s success is its extensive usability. You can send emails, create spreadsheets, arrange meetings, update your calendar, create slideshows, and produce text documents.

It is with this function, produce text documents that we begin this Process Street article comparing a Google Docs checklist with a Process Street checklist.

You see, like Process Street, Google has recognized the benefits checklists bring at both a business and a personal level. Google has made it possible to create checklists with its text document function.

Our questions driving this article are:

  • Why would you want to create a Google Docs checklist?
  • How would you go about creating a Google Docs checklists?
  • Is a Google Docs checklist right for you and your business?

If you are new to checklists, Google Docs, and Process Street, then this is the article for you.

You can click on any of the below subheaders to jump to the relevant section.

Shall we get started?

Continue Reading

Content Optimization: Fix Underperforming Content Without Tossing It Out

Content optimization

This is a guest post from internet marketing specialist Deana Kovač at Point Visible, a digital agency providing custom blogger outreach services. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and singing karaoke – and she just can’t start her day without a hot cup of coffee!

With millions of blog posts being published daily, consumers are exposed to more content than ever before. This is intense competition, meaning not every piece of content is going to stand out.

Statistics show that 65% of marketers rank the production of engaging content as their biggest challenge – yes, churning out quality information can really be a hard task.

The Process Street blog has been going for a while now. Since 2014, to be precise. Along the way, we figured out a pretty solid process for making the most out of old content.

It’s a kind of content optimization: optimize existing underperforming content by making small, but impactful changes.

With a few tweaks to the information and layout that is already there, you can negate the need for time heavy research required for a fresh piece.

Additionally, underperforming content harms your SEO efforts. Google has said as much.

What’s more, recent SEO research suggests that having many low‐value‐add URLs can negatively affect a site’s crawling and indexing.

But don’t worry – we wrote this post so that you can follow our process to weed out and rejuvenate your low-value content.

It’s simple really. By optimizing the same content to perform better, you convert low-value URLs to high-value resources. This can prove to be a very rewarding strategy if implemented correctly.

In this article, you will learn how to fix underperforming content through content optimization, the process of which has been split into two stages:

We also go into some depth as to how you might use Process Street to streamline your content creation workflow, by taking advantage of some of our free checklist templates!
Continue Reading

Ecommerce Strategy: 21 Best Books of 2019 to Help You Get Started

Ecommerce Strategy 21 Best Books of 2019 to Help You Get Started
This is a guest post from Harry Southworth, a professional writer and editor.

Creating an e-commerce store is easy nowadays. But, making it a success and earning money with it is much more complicated. It takes a lot for an e-commerce business to turn into a successful website.

Only with an effective e-commerce strategy can this be done. If you’re new to e-commerce and have no strategy in place, you must learn – and fast.

At Process Street, we say: what better way is there to learn than from books?

Books can speed up the process and teach you everything from how to connect with a customer to how to market your e-commerce business. Many successful people have decided to put their words on paper, which is why you now have many e-commerce books to choose from.

We present you with the list of the best e-commerce books out there today to save you sieving through endless content. This article has been structured as below:

Shall we get started?
Continue Reading

12 Mobile Keyword Ranking Tips: Optimize Your ASO and Paid Search Strategies

Mobile Keyword Ranking
There are 2.7 billion smartphone users worldwide. Within the first quarter of 2019, these app users had 2.6 million Android apps and 2.2 million iOS apps to choose from.

Competition to thrive in the app industry is fierce.

Mobile keyword ranking could be your saving grace.

What do I mean by mobile keyword ranking?

Mobile keyword ranking plays a key part in the process of marketing a technological application (app). With mobile keyword ranking, you can measure how well your app stands out when targeted keywords are used.  The aim is to attract the largest possible number of users by ensuring your app ranks highly for all relevant keywords. With an effective mobile keyword ranking strategy, you will maximize the revenue generation of your app.

Keep reading to discover Process Street‘s mobile keyword ranking top tips.

Our top tips have been gathered from App Annie’s Webinar: Win in the App Store with ASO and Paid Search.

App Annie is the guru of app marketing. By listening to their webinar, we have gathered key points straight from the professionals. We have summarized these key points, to produce this succinct tool kit to optimize your mobile keyword ranking.

This article has been structured as below:

Continue Reading

Average Revenue Per Daily Active User (ARPDAU): What It Is and How It Can Increase Your Revenue

ARPDAUThe beginning of the 20th Century marks the dawn of the Information Age. This is characterized by a rapid shift from an industrial economy to one that has become primarily based on information technology. It is from within this new digital era, that technological applications (apps) have come about.

The total number of app downloads in 2018 was 194 billion. Clearly there is a large consumer base – the app user – that needs to be catered for. The question is, how do you know if you are meeting the needs of your app users?

In this article, we at Process Street will explain how the app metric, ARPDAU  can be used to optimize your app for success. This article has been structured as below:

Let’s get started.
Continue Reading

Making Checklists: Our Top 5 Tips From Pros Around The World

Making-Checklists

Deadlines.

Meetings.

Presentations.

As an employee and business owner, your agenda is jam-packed full of to-dos. It can sometimes be difficult to stay afloat. This is why we at Process Street have created this article to make your working life a lot easier.

We’re going to look at making checklists for the effective management of your work.

We asked business owners and employees across the globe: What tips or tricks would you give someone for making checklists?

We gathered our responses, sieved out significant commonalities, and wrapped up our findings to produce this article.

Click on a subheader to jump to any section, or scroll down to read a full in-depth account on making checklists.

Continue Reading

Financial Audits: A Quick Guide with Free Templates

Financial-Audits-A-Quick-Guide-with-Free-Template

Job loss.

Insolvency.

Falling asset prices.

Complete market standstill.

Ring any bells?

You remember, as clearly as I do, the economic disaster of 2008. A global financial crisis; what could have caused such an economic catastrophe?

One hypothesis: Financial audit failures.

As concluded by the Financial Crises Inquiry Commission (FCIC), financial audit failures were found to have played a significant part in the financial crash.

Just like the FCIC, we at Process Street understand the importance of standards enforced by financial audit processes.

This article has been structured into two sections. The first section looks at the financial audit. The second section considers the International Standards on Auditing (ISA).

The ISA standards are a specific set of rules that operate globally.

Here’s a more thorough breakdown:

In the last section of this article, you will get your hands on our nifty ISA audit checklist for free.

You can use this template to conduct an internal check on your finances audits against the International Standards on Auditing. This checklist will save your organization a heap of time, worry, and money.
Continue Reading

Audit Procedures: A Quick Tour with 19 (Free) Templates

Auditing procedures

What are audit procedures? Can you define the term with a single definition?

How are audit procedures relevant to your business?

How would you go about implementing audit procedures?

I will stop with the interrogation. I hope though, I have you thinking – I mean really thinking – about the term audit procedure. From my own experience, most people hear the term audit and have a general idea of what this is. But when it comes to defining the term or implementing audit procedures in a business, they struggle.

If you are one of those people, then luck is in your favor for having stumbled on this article. In this article, we at Process Street will take a look at audit procedures, define what they are and how they are implemented.
We then turn our attention to a specific type of audit procedure, namely, the internal audit. Finally, I will introduce to you Process Street’s new, game-changing feature: approvals.

This article is structured as below:

In the section A whistle-stop tour through Process Street’s free internal audit templates, you are presented with 19 free templates. I have listed these templates below so that you can plunge right in. Keep reading for more information on each template.

  1. Financial Audit Checklist
  2. Environmental Accounting Internal Audit
  3. Environmental Management Self Audit Checklist
  4. Management Systems Audit Checklist
  5. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Integrated Management System (IMS) Checklist
  6. ISO 9001:2015 Internal Audit Checklist for Quality Management Systems
  7. PPC Audit Checklist
  8. Google Analytics Audit
  9. Technical SEO Audit
  10. UX Audit
  11. ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISO27K ISMS) Audit Checklist
  12. SQL Server Audit Checklist
  13. Firewall Audit Checklist
  14. Network SecurityAudit Checklist
  15. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Audit Checklist
  16. Diversity Management Monthly Audit
  17. Hotel Sustainability Audit
  18. Laboratory Safety Procedure Audit
  19. Retail Store Audit Checklist

Shall we get started?
Continue Reading

Get a free Process Street account
and take control of your workflows today.

No Credit Card Required