An alarmingly large number of organizations are trapped by the rut of manual workflow management. Toward the end of 2018, about 38% of the organizations who responded to a survey conducted by Mckinsey & Company (The automation imperative) admitted that they hadn’t even introduced automation in any of their business units or functions. Considering this statistic, one can only imagine the amount of time wasted by employees carrying out unnecessary and repetitive procedures as part of their day-to-day tasks and workflow while the technology to eliminate them is so easily accessible. Business leaders across the globe have advocated the versatility of automation. It has the potential to redefine the way your organization functions.
Automation brings speed, efficiency, accuracy and the elimination of excessive human intervention, particularly in tasks that are largely redundant. Automation also allows businesses to gather their historic data which provide insights to streamline their processes and enable their staff to focus on more complex activities and add value to projects that require human perspective, decision-making and creative solutions. Taking these aspects into account, to what extent can workflow automation reframe your business?
Restructure business processes
While automation is not going to completely replace people’s jobs in the near future, it will restructure certain job profiles. For example, in the finance department, AI analytics and workflow automation will transform, and in some cases, completely eliminate certain procedures. This frees employees the time and opportunity to explore other aspects of their job like risk assessment, analyzing the insights generated by automated software, extending consultation to other departments, etc. As we can see in this example, instead of eliminating a role, automation contributed to restructuring what that role means. In fact, according to a Gartner report (Robots ‘are here to give us a promotion,’ not take away jobs), automation is likely going to create jobs instead of eliminating them.
Automation must be used as a tool
Workflow automation can prove to be a highly versatile tool with numerous capabilities. For example, in a simple office logistics scenario, workflow automation simplifies tasks like scheduling meetings, notifying participants, communicating memos, etc. This saves time, eliminates the scope of miscommunication and brings everybody on the same page efficiently.
In the business development sphere, automation may not be able to replace the jobs of executives completely, yet, it may prove to be a reliable tool to collect insights, analyze vast amounts of data quickly and move the process of predictive enquiry along much faster. Workflow automation must be introduced to an organization with a specific goal in mind. In this way, its benefits can translate to an enhanced working experience for all stakeholders.
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Step into the future with workflow automation
Introducing workflow automation is usually a relief to employees performing tedious and repetitive jobs. It will improve availability of accurate information, Many jobs will be reframed, legacy systems will be completely replaced and the organizational structure may undergo some changes. It is important to have a robust tech-support that will make the process smooth. CCR Technologies brings to you a dedicated workflow automation solution that is malleable to your specific requirements and would fit into your existing tech-ecosystem easily.