What are superfunctions, functions and activities?

This article will give you a quick understanding of how we think of superfunctions, functions and activities at Functionly.

What do they do?

Superfunctions and functions exist in Functionly to allow you to allocate work to the desired people and teams within your organization.

Functions are the units of accountability that can be assigned to a team as an accountability or individual people as responsibilities. Superfunctions are simply the umbrella that covers groups of functions e.g. if we say ‘Payroll’ or ‘Funds Management’ are Functions, then ‘Finance’ might be the superfunction that covers these two.



What are activities?

To get a little more granular, activities are the units that make up functions. You might consider these the day-to-day actions that make up a function.

Using our earlier example we can consider 'Process and distribute payments' to be a component Activity of the 'Payroll' Function. They're more detailed and give greater context to the mechanics of a role.

Activities are valuable if you want to show a more detailed picture of your org.


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