Why You Need Business Process Automation Now

December 20th 2022 11:00:00 AM

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Companies are investing in business processing automation as a strategy to increase overall efficiency, provide top-level customer service, and raise revenues.

Employees can automate several business processes within a company. Machines are particularly good at following steps. If the procedure includes clearly defined steps, then the potential exists to automate it.

Benefits of Business Process Automation

  • Business automation saves time.

Introducing business automation into your company saves your team members time and allows them to work smarter, not harder.

When machines take over repetitive tasks, employees can spend more time on tasks requiring creativity and creative thinking.

  • Productivity is improved.

Companies that use technology to automate their processes benefit from increased productivity. Machines have the advantage of being able to do more than one task at a time, which speeds up operations within the company. 

When employees can use technology to complete their tasks, they can get more work done in the same amount of time.

  • Team members complete their work more efficiently.

Business process automation can quickly complete even the most tedious tasks. The company can complete the job more rapidly and at a significantly lower cost, which improves overall efficiency.

  • Business automation helps the company achieve standardization.

If you give two employees the same task, each person may take a different approach to complete it, and neither employee may choose the most efficient way to complete the job. 

Automation solutions follow the same steps to complete tasks every time. The processes are standardized to generate consistent results. 

  • Auditable records promote accountability.

Automation software records each step of the process. If required, you can track each step in the process and uncover the actions of each team member in the process. Audit trails promote accountability within the company and can help the company demonstrate compliance with data protection requirements.

  • The human error factor on the job falls.

Even the most highly skilled employee makes mistakes sometimes. Everyone has been guilty of being absent-minded, distracted, or trying to multitask occasionally at work. If you add in factors like fatigue and feeling slightly under the weather, you can understand that there are times when human employees are not at their best when at work.

Automating processes decreases the risk of human errors since machines don’t get distracted or tired. They work at performing their tasks, in the same way every day. 

  • Customer service becomes faster and more personalized.

Business process automation boosts response time for customer service representatives and allows them to offer personalized responses to customers.

  • Scalability improves significantly.

Manual processes need to be more scalable and can even get in the way of growing your business. Say your business adds 100 new clients within a short time. If you are still invoicing clients manually, adding this many new accounts into the system for invoicing means investing resources (time and money) into the process. Not all businesses can add this many new clients to their customer base and take it in stride. 

Automated processes are scalable. Machines can perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and they are fast, accurate, and never get distracted from their jobs.

  • Profitability Increases

Routine processes are required to keep every company running. However, they don’t create value for customers. Manually performing these processes also does little to improve your profit margin. 

Business profit automation allows a company to delegate routine tasks to machines. Employees can spend more of their time on the types of activities that create value for customers and increase profitability for the company. 

Scanco’s Automation Software for Manufacturers and Distributors Increases Profitability

Scanco has been helping manufacturers and distributors automate operations since 1989. Our products provide automation and mobility from sales, the warehouse, the manufacturing floor, and beyond. Recently, we have extended our product line beyond Sage 100 warehouse and manufacturing automation to include Procurement Automation and Payment Automation as well. We’ve also developed automation software for Sage 300 and Sage Intacct.

Sage 100 Warehouse Automation provides fully integrated barcode scanning solutions, fully featured WMS, directed shipping, and more.

Sage 100 Manufacturing Automation includes Scanco-developed software such as Sage Production Management and Sage Operations Management. These automation software modules automate job management functions and provide real-time insights into the production workflow.

Production Management Plus (PM+) is an add-on to Sage Production Management developed to meet the needs of food and consumer goods manufacturers or distributors with a daily volume under 10,000 orders. What is the “Plus” of this software solution? It’s more effective business process automation and warehouse optimization with features like bin replenishment, directed put away, and pick-pack-ship operations. 

The new Scanco Procurement Automation further increases profitability by helping you eliminate excess inventory or out-of-stock situations. Not only does it provide sophisticated demand forecasting, but it also automates the entire procurement process including vendor payments.

Digital payments, for both receivables and payables, are key to eliminating paper waste and speeding up cash flow. With Scanco Payments Automation, you can pay, and get paid, faster. It converts manual processes to secure, digital, and cloud-based automated processes.

Are you the owner or operator of a medium-sized manufacturing or distribution company? Would you like to discover more about Scanco’s business process automation solutions? Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert today.


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