Approval workflow examples

Here's a quick update of the new features and updates we have just released in response to our users suggestions and requests.

New Stuff

Branded Notifications

Now you can apply your own branding (logo, company image) to any external notifications and requests you send to any of your Panel members. This makes you look like the ultimate professional and gives your members confidence when responding to requests.


See our brand new Reports section where you can create reports for all your historical requests which can then be filtered, sorted and downloaded into .pdf, print and .csv formats.

Send Approval Screen

Now you don't have to leave Approval Donkey to send approval requests with all your Panels available and the ability to apply formatting to any requests available directly from the 'Send Approvals' button.

Attachments on Requests

Panel members are now advised of any attachments you attach to to an approval request sent from the new 'Send Approvals' screen.

Status Notifications

Stay in the loop on all your requests and get an email notification when things are approved, declined or overdue. These can be easily turned on/off via your settings page.

Non-Member Status Notifications

Just like the status notifications you can now receive, anyone who emails an approval request to a Panel for which they are not a member can now get regular updates for how their requests are progressing. This is really handy for things like Staff Leave and Time Sheets etc and is set via the Panel Settings. Requester's don't even need to register for Approval Donkey to get them.

Have a great day!

Regards, The AD Team

Updated: Jan 11

One of the great benefits of a SaaS business model is that the product you use and pay for keeps getting better with improvements and additional functionality on an ongoing basis. Here at Approval Donkey we proudly adhere to that principal and are pleased to let you know what new releases we have coming up.

The following additional features and a few fixes are due to be released by the middle of next month (September 2018):

  • Branded notifications – A popular request from our users is the ability to personalize approval requests with your company’s own branding

  • The ability to send approval requests from Approval Donkey – this means you can send approval requests without leaving the Approval Donkey patform

  • Status update email notifications – our initial user research indicated people didn’t want more emails, well it turns out they do want approval status updates emailed to them, another popular request we are pleased to release.

  • On remand Reporting – soon you will be able to download and export a report of all your approval request with a range of filters.

All of these items are currently with our development team and moving through our Kanban board. If there is anything else you think we should be including please feel free to email us on with your suggestions?

Regards, The AD Team

When you need approval requests to move along a chain of different people or departments as they are approved.

We are really pleased to announce that you can now easily create workflows with the appropriate steps and approvers you require. Requests mapped to a multi-step approval workflow will automatically come into Approval Donkey and go through the sequence you have set up. This means approvers in the latter steps only receive an approval request when all the approvers in the preceding step have approved their part. Approval Donkey automatically keeps things moving along so you don’t have to, massively cutting down email trails and endless chasing of approvers.

To view a step by step guide to add steps to your Panels (approval workflows) click here. You can add steps to new or existing Panels right now.



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