Taskstream

What is a Taskstream?

Fluix Taskstream is a way to automate daily routine work your team has. 

A taskstream is a template for repetitive tasks and paperwork performed by your team members. The job of the Administrator is to model such a sequence of tasks to achieve a business goal, while users only need to follow the configured processes. This separation allows everybody to focus on their core competence according to the role in a company and current taskstream step, and automate the technical routine of in-between transitions.

In other words, the taskstream itself is a flow of tasks to be performed, forms to be filled out, and work to be reviewed and approved.

Through taskstreams, field workers receive tasks on their mobile devices, with descriptions of jobs to be done, fillable forms, and attachments for review. Users can fill out data and eSign, add photos and scan barcodes, and submit tasks to the next step in the process.

Flowchart example

Below is the basic flowchart showing how Engineers fill out checklists, Supervisors review them and send to your company storage and office team. 

In terms of a taskstream, it will look like a number of steps:

Team view

1) Engineer picks up a task on their mobile device, fills out the checklist form with all of the necessary information from site, and submits it to the site Supervisor for review.

2) In case any rework is required, Supervisor returns the checklist to Engineer for rework. If no corrections are needed, site Supervisor signs the checklist and approves it. The completed checklist is automatically uploaded to your company storage and emailed if needed.

Starting points to model a process

Before you proceed with a taskstream, here are the starting points to begin modeling your process:

1) Process 

  • What is the business goal of the process?
  • Do you know the precise flow of actions to achieve the goal?

2) Participants

  • Who will work on each specific task?
  • Can you organize users in groups to make taskstreams role-based?
  • Do you offer users to select the cases to work on, or directly assign them?

3) Forms

  • Do you have digital or spare form templates that will be used in a flow?  
  • Does your company currently use any cloud storage to store completed forms?

Do you know the answers to the above? Then we invite you to the next article.

In case you need our assistance, feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io, we are always here to help!

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Two Steps Before You Start Creating a Taskstream

Prior to creating a taskstream itself, please make sure to have the main elements ready:

1) User Groups that will participate in a taskstream. Navigate to Setup -> Groups section, to create the Groups and add their users:

2) Cloud storage. In case you want to store the forms/documents that are completed in the Fluix app, at a cloud storage and you already use some service, you can connect it to Fluix in the Third-party Storage section: 

If you don’t use any storage provider yet, you can use our Fluix cloud storage right while creating a taskstream.  

To start creating a Taskstream, let’s get familiar with its elements.

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Building and setting up a Taskstream Chart

To start building a taskstream chart, go to the Taskstreams section and click New taskstream. The dialogue will suggest you naming a taskstream. The abbreviation of the name will be automatically generated and will be then used for better sorting of tasks in the user app on a device.

In the taskstream builder, you will see the menu of elements. In the previous article you can check what each element does.

Task 1 that is already added as the first element of the flow:

Once you click on the task, its menu will appear on the left. We’ll return to the Task details in the next article.

You will also see 4 blue arrows surrounding the task. By clicking and dragging any of these arrows you will connect elements with each other:

This way you will be able to add and connect any other taskstream elements between each other.

Example of the fully configured taskstream setup:

Now let’s see how to configure User Task.

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Configuring a Task

Task configuration menu has 3 main tabs: Overview, Forms and Notifications.

Overview

Overview tab contains basic information about the task.
Name is a text field which by default has a value similar to Task 1, Task 2, etc.

Assignee is a section where you can select a task assignee from the list of available groups.

You can choose the Performer of the task option to assign the new task to the specific group participant who has previously accomplished some other task from your taskstream chart.

Priority is a section where you can set a task priority for the end user that will be displayed on their device. Contains next states:  critical, high, medium and low. By default the priority is medium.

Comment is a section where you can add the list of actions or a simple description that accompanies the task. These actions are for viewing purposes of the end users and will be shown on their devices.

Execution duration is a section where you can set the execution duration of the particular task. This way your end user will be notified regarding the timelines and the overdue state of the task.

Forms

Forms tab was designed to add forms and attachments to the task to be performed.

Web forms are primary elements of work in a task. A web form contains inputs, checkboxes etc. that will be further filled by the user.

You can select a form from the Fluix Form Library, create a new one in the Form Builder, or reuse the already used one from other tasks in this taskstream:

If you choose a form from the Fluix Library, and the same form has been already used in one of the tasks in the current taskstream, you will see it as a new form while the form name will stay the same.

Number of forms in one task is unlimited, thus you can select as many as you want and add them to the task.

By clicking on the three dots icon on the form, you will see Assign form fields, and Remove from the list options:


By assigning form fields you define the particular fields in a form for the Group-Assignee of the current Task. You can make particular fields required or view only for this Group. If the same form should be filled out by different Groups, you can assign the respective fields in this form in each task.

Attachments
Attachments do not travel within a taskstream, they serve as materials for review in a particular task (usually these are manuals, instructions, handbooks).

Notifications

Notifications tab contains the list of possible notifications which can be received by the performer of the current task. Here you can select how to send notifications to your end users: by email, or pushing it directly to the app on a user’s device.

In addition, there is an option to notify a user about a task that is due in a certain amount of days or is already overdue:

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io

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Taskstream Elements

Let’s get familiar with the list of taskstream elements available in the menu on the left-hand side of the taskstream builder:

  • Task – a task that should be performed by the Assignee – Group of users. A task consists of a description of the job to be done, fillable forms, and attachments for review. The priority, duration and reminders can be set up for each task.
  • Parallel Action – an element which helps to configure two and more parallel branches of the process.
  • Merging Action – an element needed to ensure the parallel user tasks (e.g. simultaneous completion of different parts of one form) pass to the next step (e.g. manager’s review)
  • Alternative Action – an element to configure two or more branches of the process while a user on device will choose manually which action to take for the task.
  • Submit by Email – this action is used to send documents from Fluix to any email without wasting time for manual entering of the email address and message in the field. You can preconfigure the recipients addresses, email subject and add custom messages.
  • Upload to Storage – choose this action to upload completed forms to the preconfigured cloud storage(s).

    Let’s proceed to the next step – building of a taskstream.
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Fluix Form Library

Form Library consists of a list of forms-templates, created by Fluix, and forms that will be created by you as an admin in Fluix Form Builder.

To create a new form, click Create form in the upper right corner. Later you will be able to use it while creating a Taskstream.

Upon selecting any form you will see how the list of available actions that can be performed with a form appears. In particular, you will see Edit, Rename, Duplicate, and Delete actions: 

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io

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Process Status

Process Status section was built to help you track the progress and oversee the site team activity if something is delayed or goes wrong. This section contains the following information:

  • Process. The id of the process and the name of the TaskStream where this process has been initially started. ID contains 2 first letters of the taskstream name and 4 numbers.
  • Stage. The name of the form’s current task and assignee information (group/user name).
  • Task Status. The status of the current tasks from the process (in case there are parallel tasks, few statuses will be displayed at the same time):
    • ToDo. The task was assigned to a group and is not in progress;
    • In Progress. The task was taken by any of the users from the group;
    • Finished. All tasks from the taskstream were finished;
    • Failed. One of the service tasks has failed (upload to folder/send by email);
    • Overdue. The Due time has expired.
  • Last Action. The latest time when there was any action with the chosen task.
  • Duration. A timeframe between the beginning of the process and current time, or until the finished status of the whole process.

Fluix Process Status is powered by the Smart Search functionality that allows you to filter your Taskstreams based on either assignee name, status, condition, TaskStream name.

Upon selecting any of the Taskstreams from the list the Delete action will appear on the action bar.

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io

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Form Builder

In Fluix Form Builder, you can create fillable forms and add them to Taskstreams, so that your team will be able to collect data on mobile devices and submit it down the flow.

To create a fillable form, navigate to Setup -> Form Library, and click Create Form.

On the left, you will see a menu with a list of elements that can be used to create a form. Click on the element to add it. 

The elements are divided into three different groups:

  • Blocks – allow using presets of the most commonly used fields combined into blocks for your convenience.
  • Layout – lets customizing your forms by adding the text, your company’s logo, and divider.
  • Fields – provide you with the fields of different types to allow users to fill out the most relevant information. 

Once the element is added, you may do the following:

  • Modify its properties by clicking on it on the page.
  • Duplicate or delete the element by hovering it over and selecting the option.
  • Select one or multiple elements by clicking on it/them, continuing to hold down to draw a selection box and select the necessary element(s).
  • Move the one or multiple elements through the page by a simple drag-and-drop.

Additionally, you may modify pages of your form:

  • To add a new page, click Add Page at the bottom of the last page.
  • To delete the page, click a garbage icon on the top right side of the page.

Once the form is ready, click Save Form in the upper right corner, specify its name and click Save

Once done, the form will appear in the Form Library from where you may select it while configuring a Taskstream.

In case you have any questions on setup, contact our team at support@fluix.io and we’ll be happy to help you.

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How to extract data from completed forms

Fluix Datasets

Data collected by remote teams in forms in the Fluix app can be automatically aggregated and extracted into spreadsheets for further export and analysis.

How to start extracting data?

Data is extracted from forms that were filled out and submitted by your end-users within Fluix taskstreams. The data is saved to a report called Dataset and can be then downloaded in Excel/CSV.

To create a dataset:

  1. Navigate to the Data section of Fluix admin portal, tab Datasets.
  2. Click New Dataset, name it, and click Create.

Note: If there are no taskstreams yet, create one first, with the forms that you would like to extract data from.

  1. Select the taskstreams and then the forms you need the data from.

Each dataset will include the list of submitted forms, columns with the fields, and data that was collected in the forms:

By selecting any dataset, you can RenameShare as CSV/Excel, or Delete it:

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

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Users

Who are Users in Taskstreams

Users are your team members that will participate in Taskstreams, namely will be assigned tasks to fill out forms, review, approve each other’s work and submit the completed work through the process.

Users are managed on the Admin Portal under the Setup section:

The first step in Fluix setup is adding users and organizing them into groups for further participation in taskstreams. 

How to Add Users

You can add a user by clicking on the New User button:

And then simply fill out the form below:

Please note that you can define the password complexity for the users’ passwords. This option is available in Setup -> Security tab.

If a user participates in a couple of accounts, then they will use one password for all accounts.

Invitation Email

Once added to the Fluix account, a user will be sent an email invitation to access Fluix via iPad, iPhone, and web application.

In case the added user didn’t receive the invitation email, you will receive the automatic email notification saying that the system didn’t accept the email address. Please, double-check the address and if that didn’t help, email us at support@fluix.io for assistance.

Resend Invite

If you need to resend the invite to a user who never logged into his account, you can do that from the Users section:

The invitation to access Fluix will be sent again to the selected user who hasn’t logged into the application yet.

Learn how to add Users in bulk in the next article or contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

Add Users in Bulk

To save time on adding users to Fluix, we recommend doing it by uploading a CSV file.

Here’s a detailed guide:

1. Collect users’ names and last names, email addresses, and groups they have to belong to (optional).

2. Open a Google Spreadsheet (or any other tool that can export this file in a CSV format) and create 2 columns: User Name and Email. If you would like to assign users to groups automatically, add a third column – Group Name (optional). Fill the document in with users’ information.

3. Download the file in CSV format (in Spreadsheets via File -> Download As – CSV)

4. In Fluix admin portal go to Setup -> Users -> Import/Export dropdown -> Import Users via CSV button:

5. In the right sidebar upload the CSV document by clicking on Browse CSV File:

6. Once the CSV file is uploaded, you will see a list of users from the document, select the ones you want to add or click on Import all:

Learn more about User Details in the next article or contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

User Details

In this section you can view and edit all user details such as name, email address, Groups and Taskstreams a user belongs to, and other details:

User Password

From here you can change a user password manually by using the Reset password button to send an email request to a user asking to change a password.

Groups

Here you can assign a user to a group or groups of users that participate in a Taskstream.

Taskstreams

Once you add a user to any taskstreams, he/she will access the documents within this taskstream. The list of the taskstreams the user participates in is listed here.

Connected Devices

This part shows the list of devices a user used to log into Fluix and the app version on each device. If there’s a need to log out from a specific device, simply click on the cross sign next to the device name.

By default, a user can be logged into 3 devices. Once the number is exceeded, the user is logged out of the first device. To limit or increase the number of devices, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Request User Data

This is an option to email the user the details of his/her activity.

Learn more about Export of Users in the next article or contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

Export of Users List

To export the list of all or selected Fluix users, please go to Users in the Setup section and follow the steps for each option below:

Option 1. To export the list of all the Users,  click on Import/Export button in the top right corner of your screen and select Export All Users from the drop-down menu:

Option 2. To export the list of selected users, select them by checking a box next to the User’s name and then click on the Export to CSV button. The list of selected Users will be downloaded as a CSV file to your computer.

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

Pre-fill of user’s email on login page

In case you use the MDM solution to manage your users’ devices, you can ease the login process for your end-users by pre-filling their email addresses on the Fluix login page. Here are the steps to proceed:

1. Add device to MDM

2. Set test user email for ‘com.fluix.mdm.userEmail’ key in MDM

3. Install Fluix via MDM

4. Run Fluix, check if the email is in the ‘username’ field

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

Delete Users

You can delete users in Fluix that no longer need to have access to the platform.

To delete a user, please proceed to Users in the Setup section and follow the steps below:

1. Select a User or multiple Users you want to delete by checking the box next to the User’s name.

2. Click on the Delete button in the right corner of the screen. Confirm the selection and the user’s account will be removed.

Please, note that there is a couple of instances where a user deletion cannot be completed until certain modifications are made:

  • the user who participates in the taskstream and whose deletion might affect the whole setup and logic of the task.
  • user has administrative rights.

IMPORTANT: According to the GDPR requirements, the data on the deleted user is stored for 30 days. So, in case you deleted a user by mistake, you can recover him/her within the next 30 days by recreating him as a new user and asking Fluix Support Team to recover his setup.

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

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Groups

How to Create a New Group in Taskstreams

In Taskstreams, participants of the flow are Assignees that are chosen among Groups of users. 

To create a new group in Taskstreams navigate to the Groups section and click New Group. In the appeared sidebar name the group and add the users who’ll be its members: 

How to Add Users to Groups in Taskstreams

You can add users to Groups in three ways:

1. From the Users section:

2. From the Groups section to an existing group::

3. By adding the users to a new group that is being created:

Contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions. 

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Cloud Storage

Fluix Cloud Storage makes it easy for you to organize and manage documents in your organization. You can use Fluix Cloud Storage as a destination place for the documents submitted through Taskstreams. Additionally, you can use it for storing fillable PDF files that can be added to Tasks as template forms.

Fluix storage is managed directly via Fluix Admin Portal under the Setup section.

How to Manage Documents

To build your folder structure, create different folders with the New Folder button in the top right corner. Please note that upon folder renaming, its modification date will be changed accordingly along with the modification date of other folders and files inside the renamed folder.

In case you need to upload your own files to one of the folders to use it further in the Taskstreams, open the necessary folder and click on the Upload Files button in the top right corner, or simply drag & drop them from your computer.

The maximum allowed file size is 400MB. 

To copy or move the existing document to another folder, select the document, click the Copy or Move button depending on your choice, and select the necessary folder. Please note that you may copy the document to several folders at once.

To track the changes that were made to this document, select the necessary one and click the History button. Version history will allow you to see by whom and when the changes were implemented and review or download this version of the document.

In case you need to analyze your Fluix storage and see the size of all the files in folders, you may use the Export to CSV button. The list containing all the folder paths, the number, and the size of files will be downloaded as a CSV file to your computer.

How to Restore Deleted Documents

Click on the Show Deleted button to see the documents that were deleted either by the admin or user. The deleted documents will appear in the list marked Deleted. To restore the deleted document, select it and click Restore. You can also delete it permanently by clicking the Delete Permanently button:

The deleted documents are stored on the Amazon servers for a number of days, configured in the Security Settings of your account (under the Setup section). By default, the deleted documents are stored for 365 days. 

Caution: permanently deleted documents can not be restored.

Access to Storage

Access to Fluix Storage is regulated in the Permissions tab under the Setup section. Simply add a New Role -> select Storage Manager from the list -> select a user -> choose whether the user will have access to the entire storage or just particular folders, also check the actions the user will be authorized to take and save changes.

The users provided with the rights above will be able to access Fluix Storage by logging into the Fluix browser version at fluix.io.

Pricing

Storage space comes as a part of our solution and is included in the Core plan — 10 GB. Used space can be checked in the Third-party Storage tab under the Setup section. You can get more space if needed, just drop us a line.

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions.

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Permissions

Permissions allow being very specific in providing your Fluix team members with the rights to access the Fluix Admin Portal and manage its specific components.

Permissions are managed on the Admin Portal under the Setup section:

Account Owner

On top of the section, you can see the Fluix Account Owner name, a person who registered the Fluix trial account. By default, the Account Owner has full access to all sections and data in the Fluix account.

In case the owner of your Fluix account has changed, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or support@fluix.io who will update the records for your account.

Account Admins

The Account Admins can be provided with the permission to access specific sections or components of the Admin portal (let’s say, access to Billing or being allowed to add new users to the account) or given full access same as an Account Owner. 

The Account Owner and Admins with access to Roles can grant roles to the users. By providing a user with any role, you make him an Admin. There is no limitation on the number of admins in Fluix, but each user can be granted one role only. After doing that, you will not see this user’s name in the list upon creating or modifying a role.

Let’s see how to create an Admin role, edit, duplicate, and delete it. To proceed, please go to the Permission tab under the Setup section of the Admin Portal.

How to Configure and Manage Permissions

Step 1. Click on the New Role button and select a template from the list or create a custom role from scratch by selecting a Blank Template.

Step 2. Select users to whom the role will be applied. You can choose 1 or multiple users at once.

Step 3. Give a role name in the top left corner. 

Step 4. Grant access rights. Depending on the role you have in mind, you can select the areas in Admin Portal you want your Admins to have access to.

  • Global Permissions: This section gives access to the main areas in Admin Portal such as Form Builder, Billing, Security settings, Permissions, Third-party Storages, and GDPR. 
  • Access to Fluix Storage: If you use Fluix Storage, you can give users access to either the full storage or just certain folders:
  • Access to Groups: This section provides control over all or selected Groups of users that your admins can manage.

Step 5. Save and apply changes.

How to Edit, Duplicate and Delete Permissions

To edit a role, select it and click Edit Role:

To add a user to an existing role, open a role and select one on the left-hand side under Add User:

To duplicate a role with the same list of permissions, select it and click Duplicate Role. A new role will be created with the clone tab in the name. Rename it and add users to finish the setup. 

To delete a role, select it and click Delete.

In case you have any questions on setup, contact our team at support@fluix.io and we’ll be happy to help you.

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Security Settings 

To manage access to the account, please follow the Security tab under the Setup section of the Admin Portal:

Allow working offline for the iOS device — this feature allows you to determine whether your end users can work on their mobile devices offline. If activated, users can open the app with no Internet connection and access documents they’ve previously synced. The setting allows working offline for the number of days you determine, past which users will be logged out of the application and will need to connect to the Internet to sign back in.

Two-factor Authentication — an extra level of security for Fluix account admins. If enabled, Admins will be prompted to enter a login, password, and unique pin that will be sent to a cell phone each time the Admin is trying to access the Admin Portal.

Keep Deleted Fluix storage documents for — the amount of time during which you’d like Fluix to keep documents that were deleted from Fluix cloud storage on our servers.

Password complexity — allows you to define the level of complexity of passwords that end users choose to log into the app.

Enable Single Sign-On (SSO) using SAML — allows users to use one set of login credentials to securely access multiple applications. To enable SSO for your account, contact your Success Manager or write to us at support@fluix.io

After SSO functionality is being enabled for your account, the check box for selecting SSO will become active, and the fields will become fillable:

  • Company email domain — the domain name of the sign-in URL which is used for logging in using SSO.
  • SSO URL — the identity provider URL to which the user will be redirected from Fluix upon selecting the SSO authorization.
  • User ID Attribute — the field name in the response of the identity provider which contains the user email.
  • Certificate — certificate file which is used to verify the identity provider’s request.

On the right, you may find links that should be implemented in your SSO solution, such as ACS URL and Entity ID.

Once the changes are made, to save and implement them, click the Save changes button. 

In case you have any questions on setup, contact our team at support@fluix.io and we’ll be happy to help you.

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Third-party Storage

What cloud storage providers are supported in Tasks?

Fluix integrates with the following cloud storage providers:

  • Google Drive
  • Office 365 (OneDrive and Team Site)
  • SharePoint List
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • WebDAV
  • Azure

Select the required storage as a destination place for the documents submitted through Taskstreams. Additionally, you can use it for storing fillable PDF files that can be added to Tasks as template forms.

We encourage you to consider and evaluate Fluix Built-in Cloud Storage as your primary document repository. Please note, that it can be connected as a network drive to your Windows or Mac workstations, and easily manipulated just like any other folder.

How to connect storage to Fluix

Cloud storage providers

To connect your company storage to Fluix taskstreams, please proceed to the Third-party Storage tab under the Setup section, click on the Connect Storage button and select the storage you want Fluix to grant access to. You will see a sidebar with all the available storage providers to connect:

Upon choosing a storage, you will be redirected to the storage authorization page to confirm granting access to Fluix.

Once done, navigate to the Taskstreams tab under the Setup section to create a task in which the files from your storage will be involved.

Connect storage to your taskstream directly while creating a new task. If the submit action Upload to Storage is selected, you will be prompted to choose the preferred storage from the ones that have been connected to your Fluix account earlier.

In case you do not yet have company storage, consider Fluix Built-in Cloud Storage.

In the Third-party Storage tab, under the Setup section, you may find the list of already connected storages along with the names of all the tasks where they are being utilized, their current statuses, and the option of connecting new storage.

Once the storage is connected, it may have different statuses:

Not in use status means that the storage is not used in any taskstream yet. To proceed, you need to create a task and add storage as a source or destination for your files.

Reauthorization required status appears when the storage got disconnected from Fluix. To reauthorize, please select the storage and click on Reauthorize.

Error status shows that there are some problems with the connection between your storage and Fluix. 

Supported WebDAV authentication methods

Fluix supports connecting to password-protected WebDAV resources over plain HTTP (insecure and not recommended) and HTTPS ( TLS 1.2). Basic, Digest, and NTLM authentication methods are supported.  

When using TLS 1.2 encryption, we recommend using Basic authentication — TLS 1.2 guarantees secure transmission of credentials without the overhead that Digest and NTLM authentication create.
Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions.

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User App in the web browser 

You can access your tasks in the Fluix app not only from iOS and Android devices but also from any web browser.

Note: Fluix web app is compatible with the majority of web browsers. For best performance, we recommend updating your browsers to the latest versions.

Log in with your Fluix credentials to fluix.io and start working on your tasks and forms. Once logged in, you’ll see the list of the following sections:

  • ToDo
  • In Progress
  • Finished

Document conflict: As Fluix can be accessed via a mobile device, and a web browser, it’s important to work with a file on one device at a time and make sure to save changes before switching to another platform. Otherwise, a conflict of documents might occur.

How to start working on tasks

To review and start working on a task and forms, simply tap on it. 

In the left sidebar, there is detailed information about the task, containing its full description, stage, priority, and taskstream name. If the task was taken from the Assigned tab, it will show to whom and when the task was assigned, as well as its due date if any. 

To start working on a task or assign it to yourself (in case the task was initially assigned to the group in which you are a participant),  tap the Start work button in the top right corner. 

ToDo section

The following sections may be displayed in the ToDo tab, according to the setup:

  • Assigned 
  • To Initiate

Assigned

You can be assigned a task as a member of a particular group or as a separate user only. In case the task was assigned to a group you are a member of, the name of the group will be displayed next to the Process ID. 

Please note that once the task is assigned to a group and one of the group members assigns it to yourself, it will not be displayed in the ToDo tab.

The Assigned task may have a due date, which is pre-configured by the company’s account admin. When the task is overdue, it will be marked accordingly and show the number of overdue days. 

To Initiate

Tasks in the To Initiate section are pre-configured by the admin and can be initiated by you at any time (even offline). You can initiate as many tasks as needed as these tasks are always available in the ToDo tab.

In Progress section

To move the task to the In Progress section, you should just start working on the task from the ToDo tab. The task you are working on will stay there until it’s finished.

The task can be deleted only in case it was initiated by you from the To Initiate section. Otherwise, it may be withdrawn from you by the company’s account admin.

Once tapping the Finish Task button, you might be provided with a list of alternative submit actions to choose from. 

Outgoing section

It happens sometimes that you work offline or the connectivity is quite poor, so it might take some time for the tasks to get submitted. In such cases, the Outgoing tab appears and the task ends up there. Once the stable connection is back, the tasks get automatically submitted and the Outgoing section disappears.

Finished section

In the Finished tab, you may find the list of the last max 500 tasks you finished. It is impossible to make any further changes to the tasks at this stage, as all the tasks are displayed in the view mode only.

The list of tasks is sorted by the date and separated into sections according to the date the task was completed.

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions or comments.

 

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How to Copy a Taskstream

You can make a copy of any existing Taskstream and then modify any task or submit action if needed. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Duplicate a Taskstream

Go to Menu > Taskstreams section of Fluix Admin Portal, select a Taskstream you want to copy, and click Duplicate

Once a copy is created, start editing as needed. Below, you can find the guidelines on how to make changes in the duplicated Taskstream.

Step 2. Change Assignees

In order to change assignees, select the task and click on the cross icon next to the assignee’s name. To add a new assignee, click on Add Assignee and select a new assignee from a dropdown list:

Step 3. Add or Replace Forms and Attachments

You can add new forms and attachments, or replace the current ones in the Forms tab. To replace them, click on the cross icon next to the form’s or attachment’s name. To add a new form or attachment, click on Add From or Add an attachment, select a source from where the form or the file should be taken, and the form or file itself.

Step 4. Modify Submit Actions

For the Upload to Storage submit action, please make sure to connect new storage or a folder. For the Submit by Email action, you may change the email address or add an additional one, or change the subject or text of the email. For the Share To option, you may edit the configuration of the integration in the Request Builder. 

Step 5. Rename the Taskstream

Rename the Taskstream by clicking the Pencil icon in the top left corner of your screen and click the Save & Publish button to activate it.

Your new Taskstream is now ready for use.

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io.

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Conditional Logic to automate routing in a business process 

What is conditional logic?

Conditional logic functionality allows you to automate decision-making throughout the business process – based on the values entered in form fields by the field workers. 

Example use cases

Conditional logic in Fluix routes completed forms to different emails, cloud storage and a CRM, or returns a task for another round of approval, and many other scenarios. Below we collected a couple examples for your convenience. 

  • Checklists 
    Instead of a manual check of content in checklists, conditional logic does an automated check based on predefined rules. Assuming a checklist has 10 checkpoints, and if all 10 are set to be OK or the values are within a predefined range, the checklist will automatically be approved and saved on cloud storage, so no human interaction is required. In case there is one check set to Not OK – the checklist will go for a review.
  • Field inspections
    A similar case is when a fillable form contains a field Checked with dropdown options Passed and Failed. If-then logic says: if Failed is chosen, then an email is sent to the responsible person.
  • Safety accident reports
    An employee is injured on the job. The manager needs to submit an injury report to the office. If the supervisor chooses Yes next to  Hospitalization required, conditional logic automatically routes the report to a safety director.
  • Employee COVID screening
    Before entering a workspace, all employees fill out a Covid-screening form. If a worker checks the Fever box, they need to either WFH, due to the symptoms and include their submitted report.
  • Employee hiring & onboarding
    While hiring and onboarding a new person, there is a list of steps and procedures each company sets up to make the employee onboarding as smooth as possible. An employee new-hire checklist or an employee onboarding checklist would be among those forms that help both a newcomer and their manager to ensure all aspects are covered. For example in case the Info Security Agreement is not signed, the respective task is automatically assigned to the Info Security Director. 

How to set up conditional logic in the business process?

Let’s look at the real-life safety injury reporting case as an example of utilizing conditional logic in Fluixthe Taskstreams. An employee is injured on the job. The Supervisor needs to submit an injury report to the Safety Director.

Step 1 – Create the first task and a form. Navigate to the Fluix admin portal, create a new Taskstream, and configure the first task for Supervisors who will fill out a safety incident report.

Step 2 – Configure the Conditional logic. Drag and drop the Conditional Logic element to the Taskstream chart and connect it with the Supervisors’ task using an arrow. By default, the Conditional logic element has two conditions: Condition 1 and Else. You may rename them as needed for more clarity. You can also add more conditions if needed (check the details in Step 3 below).

Click on the condition and configure it. In our example the report will go down this branch of the Taskstream only in case the site Supervisor enters Yes or Yes – Fatality into the hospitalization required field.

To select the field in a form, click on the configuration icon to open a dynamic values configurator.

Here is how the preview of the configured condition looks like:
Besides IS the list includes other options:

Step 3 Decide on actions when the condition is met and not met. 

In this example, when the condition is met – we chose two submit actions and connected them with the parallel action element. This way, the report will be sent by email to the Safety Director and uploaded to the required folder on cloud storage.

When the condition is not met, the form will go down the second branch of the conditional logic – in our scenario, the report will be uploaded to another folder on the cloud storage for record purposes. 

In fact, you may add as many conditions as needed. Drag and drop a task or submit action and connect it with the Conditional Logic element by stretching an arrow from the latter.

Step 4Save changes and proceed to testing. To try the setup, add yourself to the Group of Supervisors in the Taskstream, open the app either on an iOS or Android device, or a web-based User app, and complete the task.

In fact, you may add as many conditions as needed. Drag and drop a task or submit action and connect it with the Conditional Logic element by stretching an arrow from the latter.

Step 4Save changes and proceed to testing. To try the setup, add yourself to the Group of Supervisors in the Taskstream, open the app either on an iOS or Android device, or a web-based User app, and complete the task.

Benefits of conditional logic 

  • Saved time: Conditional logic in a business process cuts off unnecessary steps of the workflow like several rounds of manual review and approval, thus allowing the team to deliver their work faster and reducing the administration effort. 
  • Streamlined processes: Your users only see tasks and forms that are required for their project. The system navigates them to the further workflow steps based on their inputs in forms. 
  • Automated notifications:  With the assistance of conditional logic, your users will get only relevant notifications based on the data they enter.
  • Reduced error: You as an admin get full control of the route the completed form and task is going to take down the workflow, which eliminates human error. 

Conditional logic is a powerful tool to streamline your documents, tasks, and workflows. Creating automated branching based on conditional inputs can help you bring the expected logic to a business process of any complexity.

Feel free to contact us at support@fluix.io if you have any questions on setup.

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