Did you know there’s immediately available relief from the tedium of everyday, manually-performed business processes?
That’s right. We’re talking business automation, and it’s going to make your life and the life of your colleagues an order of magnitude better.
What is Business Automation?
Every company completes a set of daily activities related to management, sales, operations, human resources, and more. These are business processes, and conventionally, they’ve been performed manually.
Business process automation (BPA) blissfully alleviates the grind of manual task completion for a vast array of everyday company processes. Whenever a business process is engaged—often through a common trigger, such as filing an expense report—business automation kicks into gear, simplifying not only the specific task at hand but also creating greater efficiency throughout the overall business workflow.
Have we piqued your interest yet?
If you’re already primed for a consultation as to how we can assist with business automation at your place of business, contact us here at MerlinFX at 1300 850 605. Otherwise, continue on as we examine in detail all the benefits business automation affords.
Business Automation Benefits
Business automation is fantastic for menial recurring tasks, such as:
- Paying bills
- Data backup
- Calendar and event management
- Content collection and consumption
- Much much more
However, recall how we mentioned how business automation affects more than individual tasks?
When employed as an overarching business process management (BPM) endeavor, your business’s workflow will benefit from greater efficiencies that serve to enhance the operation of your entire company. In fact, not only will workflows become streamlined, but human error will see a reduction thanks to the clarification of roles and obligations.
Another factor is cost. Your bottom line is critical, and business automation aids with that, too. For example, in the average, non-automated work environment, taking a client meeting then spawns the manual tasks of business plan development and invoice creation. However, business automation software takes these resultant tasks and automatically handles them, saving you both time and money.
Business automation benefits even go beyond savings, too. Here’s an attention grabbing headline:
Business automation can positively affect both product/service design and customer satisfaction.
We aren’t kidding around. Because business automation lets your team focus on more pressing matters than expense reports and invoice creation—such as product development, for example—it’s been known to lead to greater product refinement, which in turn stokes customer satisfaction metrics higher. It’s all in this University of Buffalo study.
Oh, and BPA aids with customer satisfaction after product/service delivery, too, thanks to the ability to automate customer service follow-ups.
Beginning to see how this is an all-encompassing business solution? Here’s a roundup of the vast benefits of business automation:
- Business automation minimizes manual, daily tasks.
- Business automation increases efficiencies both within tasks and throughout company-wide workflow.
- Business automation reduces human error.
- Business automation cuts back costs.
- Business automation enhances product/service design.
- Business automation increases customer satisfaction.
We’ve assembled a team of professionals at MerlinFX that offer more than 15 years of overall business experience, ten of which specifically spans the field of business automation.
We deeply understand the role of automation in the workplace, and the interplay between automated processes and manual human endeavors. In fact, we’re not advocating for your company to attempt to go “100% automated.” Every business needs a human touch… you just don’t need it on your most repetitive, boring, dreadful tasks.
We ask three questions when it comes to business automation:
- Will it save you time and money?
- Will it create a great client experience?
- Can it save our clients money and time?
Whenever the answer to those questions is “YES,” we lock-in and deliver the best business automation services for our clients we can muster. This includes a cocktail of powerful automation tools backed by our wealth of knowledge, including WordPress, ONTRAPORT, and Zapier, the latter of which links more than 750 available business apps (Slack, Trello, and more) for the automated sharing of data and routine task completion.
At MerlinFX, we’re uniquely positioned to help you focus on the things that matter: business growth, sales, client happiness, and yes, your family and friends.
Ready to take the plunge and boost your company forward with business automation? Contact us today at 1300 850 605 to discuss project options!