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Business automation is increasingly becoming an important part of enterprise operations and is being used for a wide range of activities from payroll to customer service. Automating business processes is essentially a way for organizations to make their procedures faster, more efficient and reduce cost of operations. With so much potential for cost savings and efficiency, it is understandable why businesses are exploring automated business processes more and more.
By replacing labor-intensive processes with automated systems, businesses are finding cost savings and improved service levels that would have been difficult to achieve before. Additionally, these solutions can offer additional benefits such as better accuracy and optimization of business processes. With these potential benefits in mind, let’s explore some of the potential uses and case study examples of automated business processes.
Case Study 1 – Automated Payroll
One of the most common uses for automated processes is in the areas of employee administration and payroll. Automated systems can handle everything from on-boarding and benefits administration to payroll and taxes. This type of automation can reduce the amount of time and cost spent on administrative tasks while also ensuring that all processes are in compliance with applicable regulations.
For example, Canadian fashion retailer Reitmans recently implemented an automated payroll process that streamlined their processes and introduced cost savings of $50,000. The company was able to achieve this cost saving while still ensuring compliance with the government’s labor standards.
Case Study 1 – Order Processing
Another area where automated processes can be beneficial is order processing. Automated solutions can help manage order processing from taking an order to delivering it, furthering cost savings and faster turnover. Automation can reduce the manual effort to process orders which can lead to more orders being processed without the need to increase staffing.
One such example is from digital retailer Mabel’s Labels. The company is using an automated order processing system to automatically generate orders, check them, and ship them out within 24 hours. This automation has enabled the company to reduce order processing time from seven days to 24 hours.
With so much potential to automate business processes, it appears organizations are just starting to explore the potential of automation. As more organizations become comfortable with automation solutions, it’s likely we’ll see an increasing number of companies taking advantage of these solutions in the near future. Companies interested in taking advantage of automated processes should be sure to fully research the options available before implementing a solution.
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