6 Automation Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1

Business process automation is a powerful tool that makes it possible for businesses to streamline the growth of their business through reduced overhead and increased customer satisfaction, which is why it’s no surprise that more businesses are looking to automate more of their operations.

While new technologies, like automation solutions, can create faster and efficient business processes, it is essential that they are used effectively. In this two-part post we will look at six mistakes to avoid when automating your business process.

Rushing into automation

If your decision to automate is based on the fear of missing out your chances of seeing any benefits are low. Your decision to automate should be based on a well thought out strategy that looks at your current operations, the potential value to your business and the key indicators for success.

Business process automation is quickly becoming a highly strategic enabler of business control, agility and productivity. Taking this into consideration, along with the fact that the whole world is moving to mobile and web applications, the deciding factor comes down to cost. With our business and development model we can create high-quality mobile and web applications at a fraction of the cost.

Not including your team

Failing to adequately prepare and train your team could be detrimental to the automation process. Do your research, find out what the common barriers and fears to implementation are then sit down with your teams to discuss the process as well as listen to their concerns and needs.  For any new venture to be successful within an organisation you need the buy-in of your team and this is no different for automation.

Failing to understand KPIs

In order for implementation to be successful you need to define and have a clear understanding of the parameters for that success. The important thing is to identify what would constitute an indicator of success for your business before you invest in automation. A clear understanding of what works and what doesn’t will set you on a course of continuous improvement. When developing your KPI’s it’s important to consider short and long term goals as well as return on investment.

Don’t miss part 2 of our post where we look at three more automation mistakes to avoid.

Business process automation is quickly becoming a highly strategic enabler of business control, agility and productivity. Taking this into consideration, along with the fact that the whole world is moving to mobile and web applications, the deciding factor comes down to cost.

 

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