Business process automation has gained tremendous popularity in recent years, with more and more companies turning to this form of Digital Transformation as they seek to achieve their business goals. Business process automation and business workflow automation can bring a diverse range of benefits. The most obvious advantages include a reduction in human error and improved operational efficiency. But there are additional benefits that are less obvious, one of them being improved morale.
What is Business Process Automation? Workflow Automation?
Business process automation projects involve the analysis of a process. Clear steps are identified and it is these steps that guide the development of an automation.
Workflow automation is similar to business process automation. Instead of focusing on an entire process, workflow automation entails automating the individual steps that are required to complete a specific task. By comparison, process automation involves a series of tasks.
Business process automation and workflow automation both bring a diverse range of benefits. For instance, these automations allow a business to side-step the issue of human error and operational inconsistency. Productivity often increases when a business deploys automation technology and this, in turn, leads to improved financials.
What’s more, business process and workflow automation software is very effective for business scaling. Scaling can be challenging. But automation software allows for an increase in production / output in a manner that aligns with other aspects of growth within the company.
The Link Between Workflow Automation, Business Process Automation Software and Employee Retention Strategies
The reality is that there is no easy way to boost morale. But automation software can be effectively leveraged as part of an employee retention strategy.
Morale is a concern for companies both large and small. Employees with poor morale often fall short when it comes to productivity and overall performance. And this says nothing of an individual’s ability to drag down colleagues with their poor morale.
Disillusioned employees with bad morale are far more likely to depart a company prematurely. The hiring process, onboarding and training for a new employee can be quite costly, so it’s in a company’s best interest to retain employees for as long as possible. This drives the development of employee retention strategies, with the best strategies using process and workflow automation software to boost morale and improve retention.
How Does Business Process Automation Software Improve Morale?
Workflow and business process automation software can improve morale in a couple different ways. The processes that are best for automation tend to be rather formulaic, repetitive and / or unenjoyable. Automation frees the individual who was charged with performing a specific task. Eliminate that task from the employee’s to-do list and they’re free to focus on more enjoyable, higher-level tasks. The end result: a morale boost.
Workflow and business process automation also boost morale by streamlining and simplifying tasks. An employee who works downstream from an automated process or task will see these benefits. This makes it easier for an employee to fulfill their obligations and this naturally improves morale.
Digital Transformation With Process Automation Software
Business process automation software brings many benefits, making this a popular form of Digital Transformation. At 7T, we specialize in Digital Transformation, using a collaborative development process that engages the client from the discovery phase to deployment. Our many Digital Transformation service offerings include process automation solutions, enterprise software development for ERP and CRM systems (among others), along with SaaS development for web apps and mobile apps, amongst others. We have extensive experience working with cutting-edge technologies and we help our clients to achieve goals, from scaling to regulatory compliance and beyond.
We’re guided by the approach of “Digital Transformation Driven by Business Strategy.” As such, the 7T development team works with company leaders who are seeking to solve problems and drive ROI through Digital Transformation and innovation. We then provide collaborative, multi-phased and impactful Digital Transformation solutions.