What is SmartApprove

SmartApprove is a simple solution to a global problem.

Pretty much everyone in the course of their working life has to ask for someone else’s opinion. It could be something simple like asking a manager to sign off a travel expense claim or attendees to agree meeting minutes. Alternatively it might be something more complex such as getting the go ahead for a new business idea, product or project. Either way, until you get the OK you’re stuck – you can’t move forward with the idea, paperwork or project and its easy to lose momentum. It can be particularly difficult to keep track of the process when multiple colleagues, partners or clients are involved.

Typical frustrations in a situation like this are:

  • ensuring people get off the fence and commit to a decision
  • keeping track of who’s said what and who’s ultimately given their approval
  • setting out all the information to support decision making in one place so that people can easily give you a yes or no response
  • encouraging collaboration so that people share their views about your proposal in a constructive and useful way
  • having a record of the decision making process that helps you monitor what’s been approved, by who and why to inform future business decisions.

Here at SmartApprove we believe we’ve got the solution to these problems.

We’ve constructed a user friendly business app which takes you through the approval process from start to finish in three simple steps. If you’ve got something that needs approving all you need to do is:

  1. Set up an account for your organisation and invite colleagues to get on board.
  2. Put together a business case or approval request using our helpful templates or by creating  your own bespoke document. Add as much or as little information as you need to get your approval through.
  3. Seek approval from relevant individuals, set deadlines and respond to comments all in one place.

What’s different about our system is that everyone involved in decision making is kept informed every step of the way. There’s no need for you to maintain complex email trails. All the information, including comments from the people involved, their ultimate decisions and the final outcome of the process is held securely in one place. Everyone you’ve sought approval from can see all this information for themselves and will be automatically updated when others comment or decisions are made.

Some great features that I wanted to highlight are:

  • the system is cloud based – we keep all your information safe and securely store the data on your behalf
  • it works on any device  – people can make decisions on the go at any time of the day or night
  • we have a real-time dashboard  – this gives you instant access to the key information you need to monitor progress
  • central logging of all activity – this provides complete transparency, ensures complete accountability and monitors your business decisions
  • automatic updates – no more chasing people and endless emails back and forth, the whole thing is done for you.

I’d really like you to give it a try for free and would love to know what you think.

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