We’re here to help you get the most out of using Approvals in monday.com.

This guide will help you get started with the app but if you can’t find what you are looking for or require technical support, reach out to our support team at any time 🙂

What is Approvals?

Approvals for monday.com integrates a simple yet powerful review and approval process directly into your monday.com boards. For many teams and businesses, the approval process is often an essential part of project and document management and is required before work can be finalised.

With Approvals, you can streamline project management and give your teams access to an efficient review and approval tool within monday.com.

Customization 🛠

With Approvals, you can customize your review and approval processes to be aligned with your existing policies and procedures. The integration comes with a variety of columns to choose from. For example, the “Approvals needed” column to set the amount of approvals needed for acceptance.

Notifications ✉

No more back and forth on email! With Approvals, the parties involved in the review and approval process will be notified of all the changes via email and notifications from within monday.com itself.

Automation 🤖

You can pair the automation feature of monday.com with Approvals. By using one of the ready-made automation recipes or by customizing your own, you can eliminate time consuming manual actions such as dragging items from one group to another.


Use cases - Approvals for monday.com

Approvals helps you with different types of review and approval processes.

Simple Content Approval

You can setup a single-cycle approval process with a limited number of approvers.

Multi-stage Content Approval

You can also setup multi-stage approval processes. This could be useful if, for example, you need sign off from your line manager before sending documents to a different department for their approval.

Features

  • Adding Approvals

  • Adding Reviewers/Approvers

  • Adding Comments

  • Customizing the name of the Approval

  • Adding Multiple Reviewers


Installing Approvals for monday.com

There are two ways to install the App to your monday.com board:

Option 1:

  1. Click +Add to Board in the top right corner of your monday.com board.

  2. In the search bar, type “Approvals

  3. Click on Add Widget

This will add Approvals for monday.com to your board.

Option 2:

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Add View

  3. In the search bar, type “Approvals

  4. Click on Add Widget

This will add the Approvals for monday.com app to your items and board.

Setting up Approvals (after installation)

Before submitting your first approval you will need to setup the columns you would like the App to use in your monday.com board. The columns are a great way to visually manage your approval processes so that everyone on the board can quickly and easily see the progress of items. To setup your columns, you need to:

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Approvals

  3. Click on Settings

  4. Choose the columns you need


Getting started with your first approval

Step 1: Add Approvals

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Add Approval

Step 2: Customize the name of the Approval

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Add Approval

  3. Click on New Approval

  4. Click on ✏ icon

  5. Name your Approval

Step 3: Add Approvers

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Add Approval

  3. Click on New Approval

  4. Click on Add Approver

  5. Choose the Approvers you want to include (you can choose more than one, if needed 😉 )

Step 4: Add Comments

  1. Open an item on your monday.com board

  2. Click on Add Approval

  3. Click on New Approval

  4. Click on Add Approver

  5. Approvers will be able to type in their comments when reviewing

Need more information?

Our documentation contains extensive information about the Approvals for monday.com app.

If you can’t find what you are looking for or require technical support, reach out to our support team at any time 🙂