The term “speeding up the process” is a good way to show that something has been “sped up” for people to use. It often makes our workloads easier, which is great in many aspects. However, there are some better ways of saying it, which this article will explore.
What Can I Say Instead Of “Speeding Up The Process”?
There are plenty of options for us to use to replace “speeding up the process.” You should try one of the following:
- Shifted into high gear
- Taken up a notch
- Cranked up
- Kicked to high gear
- Put the pedal to the metal
- Quickened the process
The preferred version is “streamlined.” It works well to show that a process has been improved far beyond what might have been expected. Now that it has improved, the process is much easier for people to use and understand more effectively.
“Streamlined” is a good choice when we want to show that something has been improved. We can use it to show that the speed and efficiency of a process has been improved more than ever before, which often helps us to improve workloads.
The definition of “streamlined,” according to The Cambridge Dictionary, is “improved or made simpler.”
These examples should help you with it:
- We streamlined the process, and now we’re ready to take it to the masses.
- This has been streamlined to make it much easier for all of your employees to get to grips with it.
- We haven’t managed to streamline the process just yet, but we’re working on it!
Shifted Into High Gear
“Shifted into high gear” is another great choice we can work with. This time, it’s an idiom that allows us to show that we’re ready to speed a process up. We use “shifted” and “gear” to create a vehicular metaphor that relates to how we make a car move faster.
Here are some examples that might help you with it:
- Sir, we’ve shifted into high gear to get all of these orders out and ready in time!
- They shifted into high gear exactly as we expected them to!
- I thought I told you to shift this process into high gear? Why is it still not ready to roll out?
Taken Up A Notch
“Taken up a notch” is a good choice when we want to be slightly more informal. We can use “notch” here to treat the process like a dial that we have turned to the next highest value. This usually allows us to make the process much quicker than before.
Here are a few examples to help you make sense of it:
- We’ve taken it up a notch now, and we’re pretty good at what we do! We doubt you’ll find any faults with it.
- They’ve taken it up a notch as you requested of them. Would you like to pay them for the work now?
- I thought you could take it up a notch for us? We really need to improve workflow around here, after all.
“Cranked” up is a good informal phrase we can use to show the effort we’ve put into something. Often, we can treat the speed of a process like a dial, and if we “crank it up,” it means we’ve turned it to a higher value (and we expect more output from it).
While this is a somewhat informal phrase, it can still work well in many formal situations. If you have put some time and effort into speeding up a process, this verb choice is a great way of showing it.
These examples should help you to figure it out more:
- I cranked up the process for you, and now you’ll find that it’s much quicker than it has ever been before.
- We cranked it up! Thanks to us, your efficiency and workload are about to go through the roof.
- Oh, it was cranked up last night! That’s why it’s so much better now than it has been before.
Kicked To High Gear
“Kicked to high gear” is a great way to show that we’ve put a lot of thought and effort into something. It’s a slightly more informal idiom, but it shows that enthusiasm and energy were put into the original process in an effort to speed it up.
Here are some examples to help you understand more about it:
- Oh, we kicked it to high gear. Don’t worry; you’ll be very impressed with all the new features you’re about to see.
- We thought we should kick to high gear to get this one done. That’s why you’re about to be very impressed!
- I kicked it to high gear to impress the teacher. However, they did not seem to like a single piece of my work!
“Kickstarted” is a great way to show that we’ve put work into making something smoother or more streamlined. Typically, a “kickstart” implies that it’s the first attempt and that there may be more attempts coming in the future that will make our original process still faster.
These examples will help you to understand more about it:
- They kickstarted the program for us, and I’ll have to make sure I go and thank them for what they did.
- I kickstarted the system, but apparently, it wasn’t up to the standard they expected. I guess I could always take it down again!
- I thought this was already kickstarted? I suppose I could put some time into getting it fixed for you!
“Jump-started” works well to show that we have tried to improve a process. Usually, “jump-started” applies when it’s our first attempt at trying to make something a little more streamlined and efficient.
If we’ve already tried to speed up the process, “jump-started” might not be the best choice. “Started” works here to show that it’s the first attempt, but there may be more to come.
Check out some examples to see how to use it:
- We jump-started the process, just like you asked. However, we definitely came across a few unexpected bumps on the way.
- You needed to jump-start the process for me! Yet, here you are, not doing any of the things I asked of you!
- I thought you had this jump-started already? Now I have to wait around even longer until it’s done!
Put The Pedal To The Metal
“Put the pedal to the metal” is a great idiom we can use. It references cars and how they operate (when you press the acceleration pedal, it makes you move quicker). We can also apply the idiom in other contexts to show that something has sped up.
While this is a slightly more informal option, it still works well to show that someone intended for something to get quicker. It’s best to use when you’re not in a strict and professional environment.
Here are some examples that might help you out:
- We put the pedal to the metal on this process, sir. We made sure that it functions at a much higher speed than you’re used to.
- I tried to put the pedal to the metal as you asked. However, it was much more difficult than I first gave it credit for.
- You put the pedal to the metal on this one, and I appreciate how rapidly you managed to get through it all!
“Accelerated” is a good choice if you want to reference the speed specifically. We can use this one-word option to show that something has been improved in the output and speed levels over anything else. Usually, it’s much quicker to start up.
The definition of “accelerated,” according to The Cambridge Dictionary, is “faster than usual.”
These examples should give you more information about it:
- We made sure to accelerate the process. However, it seems like they did not like the end result!
- You have accelerated all the things that I asked for, and I appreciate that! I’ll make sure to get your invoice paid shortly.
- I haven’t managed to accelerate it just yet. Please bear with me while I get to work!
Quickened The Process
“Quickened the process” is a simple way to show that someone has tried to speed something up. It works well because “quickened” is synonymous with “speed up.” We use it to show that a process overall has improved its speed and output.
These examples should help you to make more sense of it:
- We have managed to quicken the process that was previously there. Now, you should find it much easier to manage.
- They have quickened the process for us. Look how much easier it is for me to complete all of this data entry.
- I quickened the process to impress my boss. Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to notice a difference, and I didn’t even get a “thank you.”
What Does It Mean To “Speed Up The Process”?
“Speed up the process” means that someone has put effort into making something better and quicker. Usually, this relates to programs or interfaces that people have used before. They might be used to slower speeds, so a streamlined process will be very beneficial.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.