Action Plans from Force.com Labs encapsulate best practices into reusable task templates. Check out the full listing on AppExchange and watch the video below. It's free, it's easy and it will make a difference to your organization. Action Plans supports both independent and dependent tasks, assigns tasks to either a specific user or the running user and supports the creation of up to 20 action plans at a time.
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