You might not have heard of it, but automation could have a lot of benefits for your business. Automation software is programmed to perform ‘jobs’ and execute commands in a sequence. Automating tasks and batching up activities can free up employees’ time, eliminate any margin of error and hugely increase business productivity. This blog highlights some of the key benefits of automation software.
Automation could be the answer to improving your business processes. How does it work? By automatically processing tasks that would usually be undertaken by humans. The initial investment in automation can guarantee long-term cost reduction as it increases your staff’s availability to work on other things.
An example of automation in practice is the work SimpleClick did for a luxury travel client to develop a web-based Artwork Builder. The client’s design team had been creating branded artwork for the individual travel agents they worked with on an ad-hoc basis. Not only was this incredibly time-consuming for the team, it ran the risk of materials being out of date once finalised due to the production turnaround time.
SimpleClick addressed this problem by creating a bespoke Artwork Builder tool which the travel agents could use to instantly create branded materials. The tool was integrated into the client’s existing systems and was straightforward for agents to access. This led to a dramatic decrease in the client’s design team’s workloads. It also benefited the client, as marketing materials were produced by the agents instead of their team, and consistency in branding and messaging was centrally controlled.
Although businesses are often wary of the initial cost outlay to install automated processes, there are a range of inarguable benefits for all areas of the company – such as increased employee productivity and customer satisfaction. Ultimately, all the benefits of productivity come back to two things – saving a business time and money, which are absolutely crucial in running a successful, competitive enterprise.
If you would like to find out more about how automation can work for your business, call us on 0844 736 2747 or email us.