Innovations in technology are getting more frequent and quick, creating several competitive advantages in an increasingly contentious environment such as the corporate one.
Today, a company’s most important resources are the data and information generated by its processes, so it’s essential to use technology to automate them, generating greater security, ease, and access speed.
Digital processes automation is the perfect choice for enterprises that seek agility, efficiency, and effectiveness. It brings costs down, increases productivity, and makes employees work more strategically and less mechanistically in repetitive activities.
What is digital processes automation?
First, we define as automation the use of technological resources in order to improve management, control, and processes on companies’ daily routines. When manual activities are replaced with systems, software, or other technologies, we have digital processes automation.
Digital Processes Automation – DPA, brings several of those technologies together, enabling a holistic approach, based on business processes management (BPM), and it’s capable of automating the steps, activities, and tasks of a company from the start to finish.
In order for automation to happen, it’s necessary to carry out a survey and map all the processes’ steps, understanding related activities and those responsible for them. With the description of everything involved in achieving an objective, it’s easier to observe eventual flaws and bottlenecks. To optimize and simplify a company’s processes, the mapping must be aligned to design thinking methodologies.
How digital processes automation works
Before acquiring a tool capable of digitalizing your company’s processes, you need to understand what’s the best type of automation, and just then seek an alternative that meets the identified demand in an assertive, personalized, and friendly way to employees and teams.
Depending on your company’s structure, processes may be defined by areas or sectors. For instance, a company that issues a lot of invoices may proceed to automate tasks, while a food manufacturer may seek an end to end automation, from request to inventory management.
Applying BPMN principles, DPA is able to map, simplify and automate processes from start to finish. When activities are standardized, they are executed in a collaborative, logical way. Even if there are several interactions, it’s possible to set up the tasks so they run sequentially or side by side, as well as the specific decision rules for each step. Besides, there is the recording and traceability of information, which makes bottleneck visualization more accessible, helps reducing cycle durations, e more importantly facilitates processes management and monitoring.
The definition of which processes will be automated will depend on a company’s goals and priorities. It’s necessary to rely on a provider that has both the tool itself and the know-how needed to ensure the implementation is carried out correctly, with results that generate a return over its investment.
Does my company need DPA? What are its benefits?
If you’d like to see your employees dedicating and using their expertise in a more strategic way, without wasting time with robotic, repetitive activities, then your company surely needs DPA!
It’s a mistake to believe that digital processes automation is not necessary if a company is already doing fine. No matter its size or growth stage, adopting an automation system not only contributes to productivity but also creates an innovative culture capable of strengthening your brand and widening your operation area/market.
Benefits and advantages brought by DPA are several, like reduced flaws, less spending, and repetitive manual work, and increase in productivity and performance, since a holistic view favors the replacement of bureaucratic, low-efficiency methods by innovative alternatives, improving routine processes and reducing the time it takes to accomplish established tasks.
With a focus on strategic vision, digital processes automation manages large quantities of information in a quick and organized way, accelerating decision making and ensuring it is more assertive. DPA also brings benefits to the customers, with faster production and delivery and the creation of personalized products, services, and experiences that have greater added value.
As you can see, DPA offers improvements for all terms: in the short term with improved daily routines, in the medium term in relation to the systemic vision of the company, and in the long term, offering study alternatives for strategic plans. In the big picture, the whole benefits with an increase of company’s profitability
Fusion Platform: digital transformation for your company
Did you notice your company needs to go through a digital transformation?
Fusion Platform includes all the tools for business, documents, and indicators management. Besides being easy to use, there is flexibility to adapt it to the needs of process automation, regardless of the complexity of your situation. It has an integrative platform with other systems, collaborative in relation to the teams and business areas, and mobility: the processes can be executed and consulted from any time or place, so you don’t waste your time anymore!
As you can see, Fusion Platform has everything we listed as important factors when choosing your digital processes automation provider.
And there’s more: you may test the tool for 15 days to check how it’s able to meet your needs and contribute to your company’s productivity and management. Start testing right now, or talk to one of our consultants to clarify any doubts you still have.