Automating business processes is no longer a “nice-to-have” feature; it’s all but mandatory for any organization that wants to become – and remain – competitive in their industry and marketplace. Although people often think implementing automation solutions means “going paperless,” business process automation involves much more than simply transitioning a company from relying on paper records to using electronic files.
Create Consistent, Repeatable Processes
Business process automation, at its core, is about taking your manual, paper-based processes and turning them into simple, fast and scalable electronic processes instead. As your business grows, automated processes have the capacity to support and manage that growth without requiring major changes in the way your company operates.
Eliminate Costly Errors
No business is completely immune to errors. When your company implements business process automation, however, your risk of costly mistakes goes down exponentially. That’s because automating workflows and processes takes much of the human element out of the picture.
With business process automation, important tasks won’t have to depend on employees shuttling paperwork back and forth between offices or departments. Similarly, you’re eliminating the potential time delays and associated expenses that come with important files being lost on someone’s desk or languishing in an email inbox.
Automation facilitates timely approvals, increases accuracy in file indexing and improves service for both internal and external customers.
Improve Efficiency and Service Across the Organization
With potential applications across the entire business, automating business processes is a smart move. Here are just a few examples of how your organization could benefit from business process automation:
- Accounting Processes. Any business can benefit from automating their accounts payable tasks. Invoices are captured and tracked electronically, helping ensure bills are paid on time – every time. Organizations also rely on automated processes for handling other accounting-related tasks like employee expense reimbursements, expediting the process for employees by facilitating electronic approvals.
- Human Resources. Automated business processes can help with HR-related tasks from onboarding new employees to securing annual attestations and policy acknowledgements. Rather than wasting valuable staff resources with paper-based processes, automation allows HR to process required paperwork quickly and helps ensure the organization captures and retains all necessary forms and information.
- Business Records Management. Your company likely has numerous agreements and contracts with third-party vendors, suppliers, service providers, and even customers. Automating the contract management process allows for streamlining approvals, contract renewals, and maintenance.
While these examples represent some of the most popular uses for business process automation, nearly any process can be improved and streamlined through automation.
Discover How Treeno Software Can Help Your Organization
At Treeno Software, we understand the challenges paper-based processes can present, and we are committed to helping businesses find better, more efficient ways of doing things. Any size organization, in almost any industry, can benefit from business process automation. To learn more, and to explore how Treeno’s Electronic Document Management (EDM) solution can create cost- and process efficiencies and improve customer service for your workplace, contact us online today or call us at 800-528-5005.