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I am writing a technical document and, I have a module called "Pre-policy Module" which is a web application(like, say, facebook).

What could be appropriate to say in a sentence like this:

The goal of VAS – Pre policy Web Application is to automate the process of appointment scheduling, rescheduling, cancelling, ...

It is obviously not "automate" because parts of it require manual operation. What word can I substitute in place of "automate"?

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is to facilitate automation of the process - Will it help? –  Mohit Feb 6 '13 at 10:12
    
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aid, simplify, assist, help or synonyms of those (I'd avoid facilitate, which would be technically correct, but is overused IMO).

You could certainly say that it automates particular parts of the process.

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I would also remove goal. The module has no goals, the programmer who wrote it has goals, but not the software itself. Perhaps something like

The VAS – Pre policy Web Application manages appointment scheduling, rescheduling, cancelling, ...

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streamline

make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods

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Whom are you citing? –  tchrist Feb 6 '13 at 15:50
    
Good point @tchrist. I have added a link to the cited definition. –  rojoca Feb 6 '13 at 16:17
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Perhaps coordinate

bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony.

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