Why adopt a workflow automation platform?
Old-school organization and business processes were built around repetitive, manual, paper-based enterprise workflow solutions. But today, agility, flexibility and precise execution make the difference between success and failure for almost any enterprise.
Tedium, paper-pushing, and the demands of manual processes wear down enthusiastic and engaged employees to the point they may as well be robots – but more prone to error and risk than the mechanical kind. A workflow automation platform like TAP digitizes and automates repetitive processes, so you reduce or eliminate the “pain of the mundane” – high administration costs, errors, delays, compliance problems, even employee engagement issues – while accelerating process speed and boosting productivity.
Workflow automation services are ultimately a cornerstone technology for departments interested in improving their performance, responsiveness, and ROI, in becoming a better partner for the rest of the company, and in gaining a better seat at the leadership table within their organization.
saved per year at just one company employing TAP.
of all company documents are lost completely.
Eliminate errors & delays
A best-in-class workflow automation solution eradicates the hidden time-wasters involved in manual workflows: According to IDC, workers waste 21% of their time searching for lost documents or handling other document-related errors and issues. Yet 7.5% of all company documents are lost completely, but the only way you know it is by wasting time and money searching for them.
How does workflow automation increase ROI?
Putting a workflow automation platform like TAP in place frees your employees to be more productive since they can focus on the actual work, not on wrestling with paperwork. The payback? Nearly immediate, and across a lot of fronts:
Why use workflow automation tools?
Improve security & compliance
With a Cloud-based workflow automation platform, serious risks are seriously avoidable, as workflow analytics allow security and compliance monitoring even across a far-flung organization. Employee actions are recorded and auditable, vital data is safeguarded and role-restricted, and project owners are automatically alerted when problems arise.
Centralize documents & access
There’s no such thing as a “centralized document database” with paper-based workflows. Automation makes documents and assets accessible from across the entire enterprise, from any device. With a single unified database of record, all your documents, forms, workflow records and other assets are readily available and never lost.
Adopt but don’t disrupt
Adopting TAP as a workflow automation platform allows seamless integration with existing digital infrastructures and legacy systems, with no “rip-and-replace” installation costs or IT disruptions. Better yet, workflows now act as unified data hubs, eliminating multiple tracking systems, spreadsheets, and other aggravations.
Drive teamwork & morale
A workflow automation platform removes barriers to collaboration across teams and departments and makes employees feel more fulfilled as they focus on high-value work. Studies prove how managers and workers want simple, self-service workflow solutions that remove or accelerate routine tasks and are easy to learn and use.
So what is workflow automation?
Workflow automation, broadly described, refers to the processes and tools involved in developing a series of automated actions that make up the steps of a business process. As one automated action is completed, it triggers another, and so on, and so on, until an entire process has been executed.
Applied properly to repetitive processes, a workflow automation program reduces or eliminates the need for employees to be involved in manually carrying many steps in those processes, or can even automate the entirety of a given process. By doing so, human error is eliminated and execution time is accelerated, while freeing employees to concentrate on higher-value activities rather than wrangling with mundane drudgery.
Easy steps in SaaS workflow automation
A best-in-class SaaS workflow automation solution will be designed from the ground up for quick and easy adoption. So you can begin automating even complex processes ASAP.
Simple drag-and-drop tools let you design “smart” online forms and documents, or import and digitize your own forms.
Intuitive interfaces empower building even complex processes without ever calling in IT, since there’s little or no coding needed.
In just hours or days, a good SaaS tool allows you to publish an automated process – not months or more.
What do “drag-and-drop workflow” tools deliver?
The cost, waste, and risk associated with manual processes (and even with inflexible last-generation workflow software products) are significant. Even mind-numbing, when you consider the scale of some enterprises and the number of processes being executed in a day, a month, or a year.
With drag-and-drop workflow design tools, it’s simple to design and publish automated processes in only hours or days, not weeks or months. Those can be simple, complex, or linked together to automate large-scale operational processes. Better yet, they can be revised and optimized with ease, so you can customize them to new challenges or continuously improve existing workflow performance.