If you’ve been invited to work in a Process Street organization as a free member, there are a few questions you might have about what you can and can’t do, and how to get started.
In this article we’re going to look at:
A free member can have unlimited access to check off tasks in workflow runs and view folders or workflows that have been shared with them. They can also create Pages in their Private Library or edit the Pages within any Folders to which they have edit permissions.
A free member is the next step down from a full member in an organization and can be given two different levels of access to that organization, depending on what they need to work on.
Learn more about permissions below.
Someone you work with is already using Process Street, and they are the one that will instigate your invite.
You’ll receive an invite in your email inbox, which contains a button which you should click, to “Join (Name of Organization)”
First, you’ll need to accept this invite, then you will receive a second email, asking you to sign into Process Street (if you haven’t done so already). There will be no second email if you have used your Google credentials to sign in.
Once you’re logged into Process Street, you will see a view similar to this – it’s your Library.
This is where you’ll find any folders, workflows or Pages that have been shared with you to view or work on.
Your Reports area is where you’ll find any workflow runs that have been assigned to you or shared with you.
Select “Assigned to Me” from the left side of your screen to take you to the workflow runs you need to view or work on.
Your Inbox is where you’ll find your personal “to-do” list of tasks, workflow runs or approvals that have been assigned to you to work on. We suggest you bookmark this for easy access: https://app.process.st/inbox 😉
In the example below, there are a few items to complete today, and some for tomorrow or next week in the upcoming tab.
Click the task in your inbox tab to open it up and start filling out the details. Click Complete Task to complete tasks and move to the next ones.
A tick icon denotes a task, a page icon is a whole workflow run and a thumbs up is an approval task.
My Comments tab shows all the comments posted to tasks including the ones where you’re @mentioned.
Here’s a quick 101 to learning some of the words and phrases you’ll hear while using Process Street.
This is what you might see when you’re looking at a workflow run. The current task is highlighted in blue on the left of the page and there are form fields to complete in the center for that task.
What you can see and do within Process Street, depends on what level of permission you’re granted by an Admin in your organization. Permission can be granted to you on Pages, folders, workflows, workflow runs, and tasks.
These are the Pages permissions for free members:
When you create Pages in any folder to which you have edit access, you have permission to do all the following for those Pages.
When you create Pages in your Private Library, you can only do the following:
And the levels of free member permissions for workflows, workflow runs and tasks:
If you’d like to do more than you are currently able to (i.e. change permission level) please contact an administrator in your organization (or the person who invited you into Process Street) for access. You can see who your admin/s is/are from your members and guests page.
Before you dive into your Process Street Inbox, first let’s make sure you have your profile set up and your notifications set.
You can access your profile settings by clicking on the dropdown in the top right corner of your screen. Next, click “My Profile” as shown below.
From here you can add a profile picture, change your name, add your role, add another email address, reset your password, add your contact number and set your time zone.
While you’re getting started it’s a good idea to leave all the toggles switched to “on” as you can always come back and edit your notifications at a later date.
Now that you have access to tasks and workflow runs assigned to you, you can use the comments at the bottom of each task to communicate with other users in the same organization.
What’s the difference between a workflow and a workflow run again?
Take a look at this video for a quick refresher.
Why can’t I run a workflow?
If you cannot run a workflow, it’s probably because you don’t have permission to do this. However, you can run workflows if an admin in your organization sends you a workflow run link.
Why can’t I create a new workflow?
For the same reason above, you probably don’t have permission to start new workflows. Only full members with editing permission or Admins can do this.
Where did my completed tasks or workflow run go?
Once you have completed tasks or a whole workflow run, it will disappear from your Inbox. If you need to reactivate a completed workflow run, as your admin to help with this.
If you cannot see your workflow run and would like to reactivate it, please reach out to an admin or a member with editing access, to do this for you.
Head straight to your Process Street Inbox to start working on those workflow runs and tasks!