The truth is, automating processes is fairly simple in most cases and can be done quickly for little cost compared to the cost savings and benefits. The ROI (Return on Investment) gains are almost instant. Most business processes and functions can be automated using software. This streamlines the flow of the business, reduces workloads, lowers expenses, improves information, improves management of supplies or services and adds to the bottom line profits of companies. Most all executives who have deployed automation software in their businesses wondered why they waited so long and wish they had done it sooner.
By automating processes that are currently being implemented manually, individuals can work more efficiently and can take on new or additional workloads. Process automation allows us to do more with less. You also create Shorter Cycle Times, which is paramount these days with Speed to Market being a key determinant to success. Time is money. By automating processes, they are kept moving, become more seamless, consistency is assured, and cycle times to complete the process are shortened. Getting the product or service to the end user or to market quicker will result in significant financial benefits. Additionally, Consistent Process Implementation and Improvement is assured. Consistency comes from having a documented process that is understood and followed every time. Process automation makes the process easy to understand and enforces adherence to the process steps and time lines. This eliminates missed steps and mistakes often found in manual processes – reducing organizational risk.