It is recommended that automation titles follow a predetermined format for organization and efficiency, in case changes need to be made at a later date. Common formats are:
"The Action: Brief Summary of the Automation"
"Activation -> Action"
For example, if an automation is used to move an application to another review stage based on a response in a ranking form, the automation could be named:
"Move: Approved Application to Follow-Up Review"
"Upon Approval - > Move to Follow-Up Review Stage"
This title allows any administrator within the site to search and modify the automation easily should any changes be made to the program's process in later cycles.
The main purpose of this formatting is to allow you to organize and manage your automations.
When many automations have been added to a single program, it is easy to become overwhelmed when trying to locate a specific automation. It is recommended to make use of Automation Folders to help with their organization. Adding folders with titles such as "Move," "Emails," and "Date Activation" are some examples based on actions your automations will perform, but you may find that it is more practical to name folders following the custom application labels or statuses you have created for your programs.
To create a new folder from the Automations page:
To add an automation to a folder from the Automations page:
To view a searchable log of previous instances where automations have fired, administrators can select the View Logs icon from the Automations page. This can be helpful for troubleshooting applications that did not follow the process as expected and to determine if an automation fired/misfired for an application.
The log will display:
When an automation is created it must be ACTIVE in order for it to fire.
To activate an automation from the Automation Page:
To activate an automation from the Stage Automation page:
To activate an automation from within the automation:
To deactivate an automation from the Automations Page:
To deactivate an automation from the Stage Automation page:
To deactivate the automation within the automation:
Duplicating an automation can be time efficient especially when an automation is very similar, but has slightly different rules from the parent automation.
If you notice that an automation hasn't fired as expected for an application you can check that the following have been met: