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, it 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.
Why adopt a workflow automation platform?
Old-school organization and business processes were built around repetitive, manual, paper-based workflows. But today, agility, flexibility and precise execution make the difference between success and failure for almost any enterprise.
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.
What do “drag-and-drop workflow” tools deliver?
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.
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:
saved per year at just one company employing TAP.
Save time & resources
By adopting a workflow automation platform, you’ll see major efficiencies that can quickly transform your operations. One TAP Workflow Automation customer is saving $3.6 million a year after introducing workflow automation as a business process management (BPM) tool.
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.
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.
Accelerate your enterprise.
Transform your processes with best-in-class workflow automation.