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Benefits of Automation: 7 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier

Posted by Kirstin Sprenger de Rover

05-Sep-2017 10:00:00

You use automation every day; recording your favourite TV shows and being thankful for Facebook birthday reminders, even the sprinklers in your garden are automated. The benefits of automation don’t only make our daily lives easier, they make it possible for businesses to thrive. Instead of focusing on repetitive admin tasks, they can focus on figuring out how to get us to Mars.

Automation is used to simplify and speed up operational processes, making mundane and time-consuming tasks a thing of the past. I kinda wish I’d known about the benefits of automation a bit earlier on in my career. I wouldn’t have wasted as much time copying and pasting, that’s for sure.

So, to make sure you don’t waste as much time as I have, I’ve created a list of the top 7 benefits of automation that lay it all out for you.

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits, Automation Feature

A Beginners Guide: Why Automate Your Business

Posted by Annette Gardner

09-Mar-2016 08:00:00

You can’t seem to read an article these days without bumping into terms like ‘Business Process Automation’, ‘BSS/OSS’, or ‘Automated operations’. These terms are popular because they describe real solutions to problems such as operational visibility and process complexity.

So, it’s clear that automation can actually help, but the most pressing questions you have are ‘how’ and ‘why??’.

To answer your questions we’ve written this guide. It runs through automation from A-Z, explaining how it gives you the information and infrastructure you need to propel your business forward - and why you should automate your business.

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Topics: Business Automation, Benefits, Advice, Beginners guide

Is Business Automation Software a Smart Investment?

Posted by Charles Musto

04-Aug-2015 12:20:00

Is Business Automation Software a Smart Investment?First, let’s break up the question. If you’re still wondering what Business Automation is, then be sure to check out our handy definitions or download our Executive’s Guide to Automation eBook.

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits

The Top 5 Reasons to Automate your Business

Posted by Annette Gardner

24-Feb-2015 08:00:00

Business efficiency is one of the key reasons to automate your business. ‘Efficiency’ however is defined by a number of factors - all of which are equally important when determining the overall success of your business.

In order to build and maintain your competitive advantage you need to succeed at retaining revenue, reducing complexity, responding to your customers needs quickly and dominating customer service. All while making consistently well-educated business decisions.

A balance too difficult to maintain? Absolutely not.

Here are the top 5 reasons to automate your business:

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Topics: Business Automation, Benefits

What is Business Automation?

Posted by Annette Gardner

13-Oct-2014 08:00:00

It's all the rage and all the cool kids are doing it; from Amazon's delivery drones to the life saving delivery of antiretroviral drugs. Business Automation is everywhere and has fast become the ace in the CTO's pocket.

But what is business automation? Why do businesses consider it? And how can you get started?

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as I break down these questions and tell it tDownload Your Guide to SOLID Automation o you - the way it really is.

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits, Definitions

3 Key Elements of an Effective Collections Process

Posted by Annette Gardner

08-Oct-2014 08:00:00

The best way to avoid bad debt is to adhere to a simple yet fundamental collections practice - keep the account good. But exactly how to do this is a challenge that businesses face on a daily basis.

So if you're wondering, "How do I set up an effective collections process?" We can help. We've combined some of the most successful strategies we've seen with advice from our own Financial Manager, Nadine Wong Ho, to build the following 3 key elements.

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Topics: Benefits, Advice, Statements & Invoices, Bad Debt, Collections

4 Typical Finance Processes that can be Automated to Save 'Mega Time'

Posted by Annette Gardner

17-Sep-2014 13:45:00

Saving 'mega time' is a pretty big promise - and is certainly something that grabbed your attention if you’re reading this post. Continue on though dear reader - you will not be disappointed.

Automation really can save you mega time.

In fact, we've been able to help a customer of ours reduce their receipt allocation times from 48+ hours per month to a little over 4 hours through auto-allocation.

'Automation' however doesn’t always have to be a software package or custom development work. To be effective, all you need to do is alter your processes to remove manual bottlenecks and voila! Time savings. Even if you're saving 2 mins here and 5 mins there - those all add up and before you know it you’ve got some mega time on your hands to focus on other aspects of your business. Who knows, you might even be able to implement something you'd never even thought was possible.

But where to start? The same way you eat an elephant, one bite at a time (not that we're condoning elephant eating).

Our latest eBook details 18 typical business processes that can be automated to save you 'mega time'. To help you on your way to gathering some 'mega time' for your business - we have pulled an excerpt from that ebook to bring you 4 key financial time-saving processes.

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits, Financials

7 Benefits of Business Process Automation

Posted by Annette Gardner

25-Jun-2014 08:00:00

Business process automation is very quickly becoming a highly strategic enabler of business control and agility and a very important tool in the CIO's kitbag. But why?

A lot has changed since the 1990's. Today, the aim is to maximise automation rather than re-engineer it. Technological advancements and the success of cloud computing have accelerated the evolution of business processes from 're-engineering' to 'automation'.

But why? What are the real business benefits?

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits, Workflows