Common business processes are performed within both large and small companies each and every day. Many of these processes are manual, but they don’t have to be. They can be automated. Numerous companies use business process automation to initiate theses common processes and see them through from end to end. What exactly is business process automation? Business process automation is defined by Gartner 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 not only includes the automated execution, but also the composition and the integration of the processes within the company.
So, why automate? The simple answer is to save time and money. By replacing manually initiated processes with software, companies can realize a reduction in errors, an enhanced work and process flow, lower expenses and improved efficiency. Companies can basically do more with less which directly affects the bottom line. Continue reading