12 Feb Automation opportunities: quick wins and big gains
Automation opportunities: quick wins and big gains
Finding better, faster ways of performing tasks is at the heart of successful business.
Automation is a key way to achieve efficiencies in everyday activities; those that produce quick wins and big gains. For example:
- Increased productivity: Automating tasks that do not need human intervention speeds up processing time and frees up staff to work on more profitable tasks.
- Growth without additional staff costs: By automating what is definable, you take away much of the mundane tasks involved within each role; meaning fewer people to look after more. This helps you to grow your business, without increasing resources needed to support it.
- Quality control: Removing human intervention in processes often delivers greater accuracy and reduces the risk of error.
- Opportunity focus: Focussing staff on activities that drive growth and profit helps to drive a culture of high-performance and achievement.
Getting Started with Automation
Step one: Review your business processes, looking for those that are repeated frequently and don’t need human intervention to make decisions to complete the cycle.
Step two: Assess the time involved in running the process manually and consider other tasks the employee responsible could be performing should you choose to automate. Do these two things equal a significant opportunity?
Step three: Prioritise the processes you’ve identified as automation opportunities. Which ones do you want to work with first? Which will produce the greatest results?
Step four: Assess the automation investment needed for each process. What is the cost and how quickly will the change pay for itself. For example, if a process costs the business 10 hours a week and the automation investment is $X, how many weeks will it take to pay for the change.
Aztech Solutions works with clients seeking ways to automate for efficiency and performance. If you are interested in looking at the potential benefits for your business, we welcome you to get in touch.