What is enterprise automation?

If you haven’t come across it before, the phrase ‘enterprise automation’ is fairly self-explanatory. It’s the process of reviewing and automating, where possible, all of an organization’s processes.

As you systematically evaluate each process, you should look for any manual processes that can be replaced by digital solutions for optimized performance.

What is Workflow Automation?

Why focus on enterprise automation?

Streamlining your team’s workload by implementing enterprise automation offers several benefits for both your bottom-line and your employees. Major benefits include:

  • Transparency & accountability

As your operations and processes are automated (or for that matter, even when they are under review), you’ll gain better insight into each individual one – and, accordingly, hold team members more accountable when a sequence of tasks is not performed as expected.

  • Accuracy

Human error is unavoidable if people are involved; but automation means that your digital solutions will reduce inaccuracies by eliminating manual data entry and running audits.

  • Productivity & team motivation

Automating repetitive, mundane tasks frees up valuable time for your employees to focus on tasks that require the human touch. Your staff will thank you for this opportunity, as it allows them to use their skills on more creative, engaging, and fulfilling tasks – boosting your team’s motivation. Tasks that are better suited to human attributes like intelligence or judgment include helping customers, conducting interviews, or reviewing important documents that require more than an algorithm.

  • Efficiency

Enterprise automation has a double factor in improving your organization’s efficiency. As mentioned above, it allows for more motivated employees – and as happy employees are more productive employees, you’re increasing your efficiency. On the other hand, the actual automation is reducing human error and cutting down on expensive hours of work, streamlining internal processes. It’s a win-win!

  • Continual process improvement

Once you digitize your processes, it’s easy to tweak practices. Business owners use the no-code platform, including drag-and-drop tools, to manage changes today instead of adding to a queue of priorities. These features not only allow new automated processes to be designed and published in hours instead of months, but they also enable performance to be revised and optimized with ease.

  • Regulatory compliance

When it comes to enterprise compliance, there are various regulations you should be familiar with and stay up-to-date on, and these can be industry-specific or location-specific. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences. Automation tools can allow you to embed compliance into workflows and operational processes throughout your organization. These solutions also provide top-down oversight of all processes, helping to optimize performance and proactively mitigate risk.

Why use enterprise automation software?

  • Integration & scalability

Using automation software allows you to create a more efficient and motivated team, and it also means that this is scalable as your organization grows.

  • Accessibility & collaboration

Implementing a software solution allows your team to access the same information from various locations, enabling your teams throughout the organization to work together effectively and easily.

Best-in-class automation solutions

There are several automation solutions that can be introduced to your organization for you to reap the benefits of enterprise automation. A best-in-class workflow automation solution, for instance, can accelerate your processes such as NDAs by up to 95%.

Workflows and digitized forms can be created in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise. 80% faster turnaround on documents across departments and teams increases and encourages collaboration throughout the organization.

Enterprise automation in practice

The advantages of enterprise automation are beyond question. When it comes to risk and compliance, the right solution can help your organization with everything from data privacy and regular compliance affirmation, all the way down to e-signature integration.

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