Automate Due Date Based on Task Status Change

The goal of this automation request is to reduce the amount of human interaction/error with task date changes based on known parameters and better predict project completion when specific tasks reach a certain status.  Below I have laid out an example of how we would like this functionality to work:

We know from experience that packaging samples take 25 days from the time the files are submitted by our packaging team to when they are shipped by the factory.  We have a custom workflow for our Packaging Design task.  In an ideal world, once the status is changed to "ARF/Proof Sent, Awaiting Final" the due date for the task would be automatically adjusted to 25 days from the date that status change was made.  This helps us predict when the final packaging will be complete, thus when we will be nearing production start.  This also gives our purchasing team insight as to when the first PO should ship so they can plan logistics on containers and what will be loaded with each PO.

This would be a greatly appreciated automation that could help expand our Wrike usage to other departments within our organization.

Cheers!

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Adding date adjustments to the automated actions would be greatly helpful.

Our current workaround is that when the task status shifts, it @ mentions the assignee and reminds them to shift the date. Maybe this could work for you in the meantime. I have to assume date shifting is on the roadmap for automation since the potential is endless.

Great submission, Trevor!

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Hi Anna Wallace, as always, great minds think alike!  Yes, we use the same automation for a workaround, but definitely not sufficient for our needs and prone to user error.  How many times have you thought your were adjusting the due date, only to see you adjusted the start date of the task?  I screw this up all the time!  LOL! 😂

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Hi Trevor Tollefsbol, Anna Wallace, thank you both for sharing your feedback on the Automation Engine, I've passed it on to our team 👍🏼

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Great suggestion. I also think the automation is helpful in case some people aren't as responsive with the reassignment automation that requires the manual shift in dates. Good call, Trevor! Automation would keep the visibility of date deliverables more active then relying on humans :)

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Thank you for adding your support here Mary Jennison, please be sure to upvote the post if you haven't yet 🙋🏻‍♀️

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This would be a big help for us to better manage our projects as well. We regularly have to shift dates on projects depending on what a was found in a prior step in the workflow. 

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Thanks for adding your voice here Greg Leff, please be sure to upvote the suggestion if you haven't yet 🙋🏻‍♀️

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