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Workflow Quick Start Application


The workflow quick start application is designed for step-by-step instructions or data collection use cases such as:
  • Inspections
  • Work instructions
  • Assembly procedures
  • Field service
  • Checklists
Are you new to Skylight Workflows? Please read the Definitions Section to learn about Skylight Workflow terminology Step 1: Install and Configure the Workflow Quick Start Application Step 2: Import Workflow Templates Step 3: Use Your Workflow Templates
Do you want to author your own custom workflows? Read this guide to learn how to build your own workflows​
Do you want to view workflow reports or build a Business Intelligence dashboard? Read this guide to learn about the Manager View Read these guides to learn about the Skylight API and build your own reporting dashboard
Are you a developer? Skylight Workflows may be integrated with your own data source. Read this guide to learn more.

Commonly Used Terms

A workflow is a collection of Workflow Steps used to complete, verify or review a given task based on the needs of your business.
Workflow Steps
A workflow step is predefined task for completing work inside Skylight. See here for more information on Workflow Steps.
Workflow Template
A workflow template is a reusable workflow defined through Workflow Steps inside an Excel spreadsheet.
Excel Synchronization Tool
The Excel synchronization tool is a GUI based program used for creating, updating, and removing workflows from Skylight.
Work Session
A work session is a specific instance of work being executed inside Skylight. See here for more information on Skylight Work Sessions.

Other Information


  • Smart Glasses Client 7.4.1 or newer
  • Web Client 0.1.1 or newer
  • Windows x64 system to use the Workflow import tool

Known Limitations

  • The Input Text step does not currently provide a way to toggle the character set between alphanumeric and numeric entry.

Release Notes


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added excel columns for Bluetooth torque wrench values & step type support
      • New step type(column B): CaptureBTInput
      • Tool type(column L): snap-on
      • Lower torque threshold(column M): numeric
      • Upper torque threshold(column N): numeric
      • Unit of measure(column O): in-lb, ft-lb, nm, kg-cm, kgm, in-oz, cnm
    • Added Report Export to GUI
    • Added Sync Tool Version to GUI
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Added Bluetooth torque wrench step type support
    • Optimized UI for mobile and web clients
    • Added scan to start workflow support
      • To enable, edit the application data and set scanToStartWorkflow to true.
      • To disable, edit the application data and set scanToStartWorkflowto false.


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Only import spreadsheets where the version changed. Previously, spreadsheets with unchanged versions would be reported as errors.
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • If viewing step details that include media, then selecting the media will enable the media controls (zoom in, zoom out, etc.).


  • Added ability to call users directly from the calling step.


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added Workflow Import GUI
    • Increased media file import size limit
    • Added ability to import non-embedded excel reference media files
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • General sync and performance improvements


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Added a new column Videos to the workflow template. The column value is a semi-colon separated list of file names. The tool uploads the files and associates them with the step.
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • If a step has video(s), then display a preview image. To play the videos, select the step, select the View media action, and then select the video.


  • Fixed a bug which caused a crash on iOS
  • Manager can now step into nested section steps


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Add new step types: VideoStep, AddItemStep, DeleteItemStep, ExitItemStep, EndSectionStep
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Add new step types: captureVideo, addItem, deleteItem, exitItem
    • Improve stability when submitting workflows


  • Excel Workflow Synchronization Tool
    • Correctly determine the last row with data
  • Workflow Quick Start Application
    • Fix issues with icons and text input


  • Pre-release of the Workflow Quick Start Application