The addition of a native workflow in GP was huge. Yet a significant number of companies have been slow to adopt it. True there is some setup at both the system and the application level, but it’s worth it. I suspect apathy is still the greatest impediment, especially since Ian Grieve has a ton of articles and a small book on everything workflow related.
Workflow in GP is robust. It allows organizations to formalize a number of key accounting processes with review and approvals along the way. Email delivery and approval links make it easy to review and approve. Workflow allows companies to focus reviews appropriately and ensure that they aren’t getting missed.
So much is available via Ian website and Google that I’ll just point you there. If your organization is not using workflow in GP you are missing out.
Links to all the posts in this series can be found at http://mpolino.com/gp/gp-controller-series-index/