Robotic process automation (RPA) is an exciting opportunity, but as with any emerging technology, it’s easy to think it’s “probably too expensive” for companies that are on a very tight budget. Rolling-out software bots across an enterprise, across all processes and to fulfil many tasks can be quite an investment, yes, but there are also more realistic ways of getting started.
Business process automation has been on the cards for some time now. You know you need it, you know how it will impact your company, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it. Here at Velocity, we are BPA pros and have seen it all. Let us take you through the three main steps we recommend you take to catching the process automation train.
So, you’ve started your own business and, so far, things have gone swimmingly well. Demand is increasing, and you’ve even got a small team. But resources are limited, and optimising time and making your investments work harder for you are crucial to taking the business to the next level. While it’s still tempting to be a jack of all trades and do many of the tasks yourself, there are certain processes that, if automated, will help you make those much-needed time-savings. Here are three simple ways of getting started with BPA.
How to grow a company without having to increase spending? That’s the question on many a small business owner’s mind. Traditionally, to grow a company, a decision will be made to hire more staff because more staff equals higher capacity to manage demand and to manage the day-to-day running of the business. But with process automation, this is no longer necessarily the case. Automating business processes gives small business owners the ability to put digital processes in place that allow the company to take on increasing demand and generate higher revenue, without increasing costs proportionally. Let’s take a look at some of the ways BPA helps small businesses scale more effectively.