So you have implemented most, if not all, key technologies in your organization to streamline different tasks within individual processes to get better results. But what are you doing to streamline those technologies? What are you doing to streamline the multitude of those individual processes? Nothing? Well then Houston, we have a problem!
Without effective streamlining, technologies and too many processes only make things more difficult, complex and inefficient. Employees spend valuable time, energy and resources performing tedious, redundant or unnecessarily complex tasks, driving down both productivity and profits. The solution?
Business Process Automation
Business Process Automation – which is essentially a software or a systematized method designed to automate laborious tasks – simplifies and streamlines processes, eliminates redundancy, reduces manual errors and makes resources more accessible. Despite all these advantages, it remains a task acutely important yet highly undervalued. Worse of all, it is hurting you deeply in terms of lost time, productivity and profits.
However, don’t just take our word for it. Assess your need for business process automation yourself. Do any one or more of the following situations sound familiar?
- A paper gets shepherded to different participants of a particular process. Worse, several papers get routed between participants because you have several heavily paper-based processes. It may happen in your accounts payable department, where individual invoices need to be printed and then hand-delivered to one employee after another.
- A process gets interrupted, blocked or gridlocked because an employee did not receive the right paperwork or email, telling them to proceed with the next step of the process.
- Employees waste time in hunting for documents, forms and other paperwork, in order to complete a specific step of the process. They frequent file cabinets, looking for documents and end up spending more time than anticipated.
- Data gets duplicated manually. Say copying an email address, or handwriting dates and other notes, say during the hiring process, and then forwarding it from one manager to another.
- Routine tasks, which typically take a lot of time and effort, are dependent on a primary task owner and stall when the said owner is absent, or simply forgets.
Unless you’re one hundred percent sure none of the above mentioned scenarios occur in your organization, you can and definitely will benefit from business process automation. To find out how KeeFORCE can customize a solution specifically to meet your business needs, give us a call today at (270) 366-0553.