-(으)ㅁ에 따라 grammar meaning

This expression (-(으)ㅁ에 따라 grammar) is used to indicate that the results stated in the following clause are grounded on the standard or state of affairs stated in the preexisting clause. It’s generally used in written language.

There are many ways to use – and -ㅁ in Korean sentences. They are sentence endings. whenever they want to avoid clarifying the formalities or politeness of sentence endings people say 있음 or 없음 or 음.
-음 and -ㅁ are used to change verbs into nouns.

-음
When you send a text message you type 읽음. This word means 읽었어, 읽었어요, 읽었다.(one of them)

성과에 따라 – Depending on the outcome.
방침에 따라 – According to the policy.
증가함에 따라 – As time goes by.
사용함에 따라 – As I use it.
발달함에 따라 – As it develops.
되찾음에 따라 – As I get it back.
다양해짐에 따라 – As it diversifies.
지남에 따라 – As time goes by.
변함에 따라 – As things change.

If you attach ~ㅁ/음에 따라서 after a verb it means ” as i”. It is not conjugated in the past tense. For example –
영어를 배움에 따라서 – As I learned English.
발전함에 따라서 – As we improve.
승진함에 따라 – As I got promoted.
가까움에 따라서 – As I got closer.