More and more sites are talking about advantages of business process automation (BPA) and how automation represents the next step to make for all companies to be competitive in this new economic environment. Why do they all refer to automation and why BPA is so important?
First of all, thanks to BPA your employees cannot skip steps in workflows, they avoid more mistakes, and they do not have to do repetitive tasks that can be unnecessary. In this way, you can assure to establish standardized processes to manage various activities in your company: projects, knowledge assets, workflows, dataflows, and portfolios.
But what is business process automation? According to Gartner’s definition, “Business process automation (BPA) is defined as the automation of complex business processes and functions beyond conventional data manipulation and record-keeping activities, usually through the use of advanced technologies. It focuses on “run the business” as opposed to “count the business” types of automation efforts and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. BPA usually supports an enterprise’s knowledge workers in satisfying the needs of its many constituencies”.
Therefore, BPA takes data from unstructured sources and automate them from one central location. The idea is to create an entire workflow for core parts of your business. An example of the use of BPA concerns the automation in HR department, where it can simplify the hiring process, because every time a new employee is hired, an automatic mail is sent with the necessary information. In this case, BPA software extracts data and creates user accounts and passwords in Active Directory.
This is BPA, but what are the concrete advantages of business process automation? Read on to find out more and to learn a new way to get scalability and increase the productivity level of your company.
What are BPA benefits?
Research company Gartner indicates that 89% of general accounting operations and 72% of financial controlling and external reporting can be automated. This means that most processes can be automated, and it includes different benefits such as:
- Cost reduction. Of course, the use of automation allows companies to minimize costs and increase profit margins. In this way, resources are optimally utilized, and businesses manage vendor can contract efficiently and renegotiate terms favorably.
- Reduction of human errors. This is linked to the cost reduction: obviously, employees are no longer in charge to spend time on repetitive and tedious tasks, that means a reductions of insight errors and an increase of efficiency.
- Improve operational efficiency. Automated processes are hands-off, so you do not need to ensure that one task in process is progressing to the next. Furthermore, BPA facilitates identification and correction of mistakes, which helps to higher process efficiency.
- Workforce allocation. BPA allows employees to be reassigned in works that can be more matched to their talents, so they have the possibility to work on more strategic tasks. More satisfied and happier employees are a significant boost that consents to your enterprise to gain the benefit from them.
- Superior customer service. Through BPA software it is possible to meet service level agreements (SLAs) consistently. Products are available to customers promptly and automation helps companies to harness new technologies to solve customer cases quickly.
- Improved insights. With BPA leaders dig deeper form more insights and analyze more and newer data. According to this, it is easier to refine processes for faster and better business outcomes.
For these reasons, automation represents benefits that can be very useful for your business. Actually, various organizations use BPA for support functions in order to allow their employees to focus on activities that produce revenue. In addition, BPA supports different categories business like distribution and logistics, marketing and sales, IT and technical services and administrative duties.
Linked to BPA, you can find robotic process automation (RPA), which relies on configurable software robots and it is a subset of BPA that focuses more on sets of time-consuming human tasks, in contrast with BPA which allows to overhaul the entire process comprised of those tasks.
TDox: a BPA for your workforce
TDox offers you automation tools in order to take advantages of business process automation. In fact, TDox is a multiexperience development platform with a low-code technology that facilitates the creation of apps. Thanks to that, anyone can create apps, because you do not have to spend time on thinking about syntax of the code, but you can concentrate con the aesthetics and functionality of the apps. A big improvement that accelerates the digital transformation of your organization.
TDox aim is to make internal business process among employees clearer and more immediate. Consequently, TDox wants to offer a BPA for your workforce, because it knows how important is to have well-organized and clear procedures among the different departments of a company.
Hence, you can get access to tools like drag-and-drop with which you can automate more processes and make the creation of apps even easier. Moreover, in TDox you can find an agenda to plan your activities, which can send you notifications to remind you urgencies, deadlines, or schedule changes. In this way, it is possible to simplify communication among you and all your employees.
In addition, you need to know that TDox engine is native offline, that means it is set on your mobile device. Indeed, companies can have connection problems, especially if they work in parts of the world where connection is low. Therefore, with TDox you have your BPA tools on your device, and you can work offline without any speed complications. You only have to synchronize your data as soon as you get access to an internet connection.
Add to this, we can implement any feature that is not available in TDox in your own customized version of the software (XP or Private Cloud) hosted on your cloud. Its high level of customization allows you to customize your applications exactly as you wish: add color, logo, and all the features that you need can be implemented. Automation, integration, and cloud capabilities are some of the features that TDox can guarantee you to improve your internal business processes.
Automate your processes with TDox
TDox is your ally to automate your processes, it offers you tools and possibilities to increase the level of productivity, the employee satisfaction, to accelerate the digital transformation, and to simplify processes to get the best. Choosing TDox means to harness the advantages of business automation processes in order to scale and get more compliance.
Through the use of low-code and automation tools, you can make the necessary step to digital transformation and be competitive in this new business and economic environment post pandemic.
Thanks to our peculiar application development, we help you to achieve your rapid development goals. Our technicians are here to support you and lead you to create your own automation process.
Do not hesitate to contact us to know more about TDox and what it can do for you. Furthermore, if you are interested in seeing what TDox looks like in action, request a free demo, and discover a new world of opportunities. We’re low coding your business apps!
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