Are you trying to make the most out of your business’ capital? Are you always looking for the best way to reduce costs and become more efficient? Productivity boosting and cost savings go hand-in-hand with automation.
Simply put, in business, automation is the use of software to carry out repetitive tasks with the aim of reducing – or even eliminating – human interaction. Automating processes frees up time to focus on business development – and your bottom line.
But why is it important? Let’s consider five key reasons.
1. Accuracy and Consistency
If you want a job done the same way every time – day in and day out – choose a robot. They do exactly what they’re programmed to do. A bot that automates what you do ensures every piece of work is consistent. This can be great in finding further optimization. Remember – consistency is the key to success in your business.
2. Time Savings
The headline of any automation pitch is the time-saving aspect – and rightly so. Automation takes the time out of basic processes and gives it back to your people. Time saved can be turned into money earned. Just think about what you can do with all that time(!).
3. Risk Reduction
People are unfortunately prone to error. That imperfection is part of what makes us, us. But in a business, errors can often cause far bigger problems. Perhaps it means you aren’t compliant and receive a fine or make a mistake that leads to a customer complaint. Automation takes people away from repetitive work where they are likely to make mistakes.
4. Better Collaboration
Workflow automation can be used to automate the process of bringing team members into a piece of work. If you want to involve ops or accounts at a certain point in every process – automate it.
5. Reduced Employee Turnover
If there is one thing that drives people crazy at work, it’s feeling like they are wasting their time. Automation gives you the chance to take away the boring work from your team and let them spend their time adding value to your business. It really works. They’ll be much happier and that means they’ll stay with your company in the long run.
What are the best ways to automate processes?
Start with low-hanging fruit. What is a reasonably simple process that you or your team find themselves doing daily? It could be updating a CRM or closing down old tickets on your support system. Whatever it is, first understand the process, then work with an expert – and tick it off your list.
What processes or services do companies most often want to automate?
Deep breath in and… sales processes, tasks assigning, employee onboarding, employee offboarding, expenses, payroll, accounts, data entry, call logging, call attending, surveys, feedback monitoring – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Ultimately, with all the automation software available on the market, you can automate pretty much anything. And if you can automate something, then why shouldn’t you? Too often business owners spend their time getting dragged into the day-to-day grind – when they should be focusing on the bigger picture. The solution is business automation.
Automation can be great for your business. Interested? Contact PAteam today!