So what is Business Process Automation?
It is what it says on the tin, it is pinpointing processes that are recurring tasks and replacing them with technology to deduct manual effort and increase efficiency. It’s quite simple really, and what business doesn’t want to save time and money? According to a report titled The Sorry State of Digital Transformation in 2018 by Forrester, up to 22% of businesses still don’t process excellence and workflow automation.
Some businesses still haven’t made the transition to fully digital optimisation but fear not… We are here to help! We have put together a cheat sheet of information of why how and what you need to do to implement Business Process Automation!
Why do you need to start BPA?
A good place to start
You can start with a few processes that are clearly in need of correction and gradually work your way up. Business process automation is a great steppingstone to digitally transform your business, it can often seem an overwhelming goal to organizations that haven’t thought about it, but with BPA you can make a start.
The insights you gain from analysing an automated process can clearly show you the gap between your process as it is and as it should ideally be. When creating an automated process, a certain amount of clarity is required about the process right at the designing stage, so you have got to know your stuff and what you’re trying to achieve. If you don’t know the tasks involved and the people responsible for running the process, you can’t design and automate the workflow effectively.
Creating clear accountability, customizable notifications and insights make it easier to eliminate wasteful activities and focus on enhancing tasks that add value. Most importantly when creating effective automation every detail of a particular process is recorded, this creates information that can be presented to demonstrate compliance & performance.
When you automate a business process, you can expect a consistent standard of outcomes every time. Standardization helps position your organization as reliable and stable within what they can produce and always to the same quality, which in turn can help increase your customer base and also increase customer satisfaction.
What can you start with?
So, now you know why it’s important you maybe looking at your business and wondering what areas we can automate…To give you a clearer picture, here are some commonly automated processes within organizations.
E-mail and push notifications
Creating customer case studies
Data aggregation and migration
Backup and restoration
Employee leave requests
Time and attendance tracking
How can this be done?
How would you automate you ask? Well, here’s a great example of how you can automate an invoicing process through software.
Keeping track of your invoices is paramount to keeping cashflow steady, to automate an invoice process a business can put several measures in place, Automated monthly payments ideal for clients with recurring invoices, Email reminders for delayed payments Or Emails before the payment is due. These processes can all be automated with one click.
Which leads me on to our brand-new service…
Looking to technology to help automate these processes is the most effective solution, software such as Clever Solutions can automate business processes at the click of a button. Here at WCD we specialise in bespoke software development and have worked with many businesses to find that a lot of business have the same recurring issues. For the past year we have been working on an application service “clever solutions” a bespoke service to each individual business, a software that can be integrated seamlessly within any companies’ current systems.
Put simply… We can save you money and time by implementing a bespoke software system!
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