There are many powerful features with Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager designed to increase workflow efficiency. Manuscript Flags, in particular, are worth learning a bit more about.
Manuscript Flags are a highly customizable way to surface particular details about a submission in a simple and visual way that appears throughout the workflow. Because there are hundreds of flags, there is no limit to the amount of visual indicators that can be created. Because flag data elements, such as who turns flags on, off, and when, are reportable, they can be used to track workflow success metrics.