Save Time Saving Time: Introducing Workflow Node Copy and Paste

Matt Davis, Product Manager

Author Bio

Matt Davis is responsible for delivering solutions at the heart of the Bronto Platform, including segmentation tools, reporting and app frameworks to help retailers maximize the impact of their marketing campaigns. Prior to Bronto, Matt served as Product Manager for Software-as-a-Service platforms at iContact and Deutsche Bank Global Technology. In 2006, he helped start Futures Inc., where he was crucial in the development and launch of the cloud-based Pipeline platform, focused on talent matching and professional networking. Prior to Futures Inc., Matt worked in marketing and sales for Apple Inc.

You’ve heard it a million times: “Time is money.” Saving time is the essence of marketing automation. Workflows save many Bronto customers thousands of hours every year in sending emails, segmenting customers, updating contacts and performing other tasks that result in substantial increases in revenue and productivity.

So we thought, what if we could help our customers save time when creating Workflows? So we did. Today we introduce the simple concept of copy and paste to our Workflow builder.


How does it work? It’s pretty simple. With just a few clicks, you can replicate one or multiple nodes in your workflow:

  1. Select the node(s) you want to copy by clicking and dragging to draw a box around it. You also may select nodes individually by clicking on them while holding the “Command” key.
  2. Click the “Copy Nodes” button at the bottom of the canvas.
  3. Click the area of the canvas where you want to paste your node(s).

That’s it! The settings for each node are retained when you paste duplicates onto the canvas, so there’s no need to go back and reconfigure each one. If you’re copying and pasting multiple nodes, all you’ll need to do is reconnect your nodes to either replicate the original connections or create entirely new ones.

You’ll probably end up wondering how you ever survived without this awesome little feature. Get ready to find other productive things to do, because creating complex workflows is now faster than ever before.