Software Business Process Automation is a strategy that a business uses to manage its operation processes in order to cut cost. It consists of using software applications or integrating applications throughout the organization. A business process workflow is simply a predictable and repetitive sequence that travels from initiation to completion. With software business process automation, an organization achieves the following 1. Accountability The workflow is closely monitored through task assignment. At each stage of the process, tasks are assigned to personnel who generate progress reports department heads. The department head approves completion of tasks and process moves to the next department. 2. Minimizes Cost With an automated workflow, you bypass the expensive costs associated with errors and inefficiencies when a person is expected to own a business process. Late payments, slow sales approvals, and payments for goods never received all become very expensive errors. Your automated business process can show you the current state of any item and make sure these careless mistakes don’t take place. 3. Quality and Consistency Delivering consistently high quality products and customer service results in happier, long-term customers. Quality: Automation ensures that every action is performed identically - resulting in high quality, reliable results.
4. Saves Time
Manual tasks take time. They have to be performed linearly by humans who are prone to errors and who are unable to consistently perform to the highest standards.
Automation reduces the number of tasks you and your employees would otherwise need to do manually. This frees up your time to work on items that add genuine value to the business, allowing you to be more innovative and increasing your employees’ levels of motivation.
Automation also allows you to get more done in the same amount of time, greatly increasing productivity.
5. Improved Working Efficiency
Efficiency by definition describes the extent to which time, effort and cost is effectively applied for the intended task or purpose.
Process automation reduces the time it takes to achieve a task, the effort required to undertake it and the cost of completing it successfully.
Automation not only ensures systems run smoothly and efficiently, but that errors are eliminated and that your best practices are constantly leveraged.
6. Reduced Turn Around Times Workflow automation allows companies to define and streamline their business processes. Eliminate unnecessary tasks and realign process steps to optimize the flow of information throughout your production, service, billing and collection departments.
This adjustment of processes distills your operational performance and reduces the turnaround times for both staff and external customers.
As the technology world advances, the business process keeps changing. In order to stay in business, firms must embrace these technological advances in order to remain relevant to their customers and the business world.