Business Automation is just one of the many systems and opportunities that Microsoft 365 offers companies. But is it actually valuable for every business? We’ve put together a handy list of 5 of the biggest benefits of business automation, and the organisations that may well benefit most.
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What is Business Automation?
Business automation refers to the use of technologies and platforms to perform tasks, often repetitive or menial in nature, in lieu of assigning these tasks to an employee. Microsoft’s Power Automate offers the chance to add systems just like this into your online processes, creating a digital method for completing the tasks that employees are not suited to.
1. Process Standardisation
The first of many positive aspects of business automation is the ability it offers to standardise the simple processes within your organisation. When employees work within systems, some room must always be allocated for human error and differentiation.
When automating processes, there is no differentiation between the ways in which your system will complete its task. So, you’ll know exactly how a process is being completed, and where it is going right or wrong.
2. Increases Productivity
Next up, the chance to add standardised automation to the processes within your business also offers the opportunity to improve productivity within every aspect of your business. A digital platform performing tasks throughout the course of an allocated period does not have to take the breaks that employees do, nor does it change in its rate of completion on a day-by-day basis.
Because of this, you can not only improve productivity but can map out exactly when certain tasks will be completed throughout your day. This offers the unique opportunity to plan for further ahead than you may have been able to in the past.
3. Helps Employee Satisfaction
As an employee, we all know the feeling of being tasked with a repetitive piece of work that perhaps doesn’t excite the way that other tasks do. Now, imagine that business automation has offered you the opportunity to only take on those exciting actions we all actually want to do.
This opportunity doesn’t come along very often, but when it does, it is sure to help improve employee satisfaction!
5. Reduces Cost
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn’t discuss the benefits of business automation without bringing up a pretty big one: reducing cost. While moving your processes to a digital sphere may have some initial cost, it may certainly work out cheaper in the long run.
That’s because you will no longer have to pay an employee to complete often time-consuming actions that aren’t as important to the business as other tasks.
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