How Automation Software can Revolutionise your Business

We list a few ways automation software can help your business excel

4 mins read
Published July 05, 2023
By Josh Comery

Picture This: The Magic of Automation

Have you ever fantasized about a world where your routine tasks get done by themselves? A world where you're sitting back, sipping your favourite drink, while your work seems to get done magically? If this sounds like a dream, we're here to tell you that it's not, thanks to automation software.

In this blog post, we're going to delve deeper into the world of automation. We're about to spill the beans on how automation software can introduce unprecedented efficiency into your business operations, potentially saving your company countless hours that are currently being consumed by mundane tasks — tasks that could simply be automated.

The Power of Practical Examples

One of the most effective ways to understand the potential of automation is by looking at practical, real-world examples. So, we're going to take you on a journey through a couple of scenarios where businesses were facing specific challenges and how automation dramatically improved their operations, allowing them to focus more on growth and innovation, less on routine tasks.

John's Journey: Transforming a Business with Automation

John is a business owner, just like many of you. His business was drowning in a sea of administrative tasks. He had a 20-person strong admin team who had the critical task of manually entering new product details. They would pull various pieces of information from different government websites, and then verify and add them to the company's system.

Additionally, they had to painstakingly scan each document one at a time, rename it, and then organise it into custom-named folders. It was a time-consuming and error-prone process. But the torrent of paperwork was ceaseless, leading to mistakes that caused numerous operational problems, slowing down growth and requiring the constant expansion of the administration team.

Automation: The Game Changer

John knew he had to do something. He turned to process automation and it completely transformed his system. Here's how:

  • Automation took over the task of entering new product information. Instead of relying on his team to do it manually, newly purchased product information was directly added to the system from invoices — no manual intervention needed.

  • The automated system was programmed to visit various government websites, fetch relevant information, and update the records automatically, thereby eliminating human errors and significantly speeding up the process.

  • Even the document scanning process was automated. The new system could read product codes on scanned documents and upload the document with all related information onto the product record.

  • Finally, an audit trail feature was introduced. It automatically highlighted any instances of unusually low performance, thereby making it easy for John to manage his team more effectively.

After automating these tasks, John's efficiency skyrocketed. What was once a hurdle for 20 full-time employees, now took just 2 employees a few hours. This significant reduction in manpower allowed the rest of the staff to focus on improving customer service, driving sales, and growing the business.

Paul's Story: Streamlining Operations with Automation

Paul, like John, faced his own unique set of challenges. He managed an internal call centre team, but the lead management process was becoming a significant challenge.

In the beginning, when lead volume was low, Paul was able to manually forward incoming emails to his team or assign leads through their basic CRM system. However, as the lead volume increased, this approach became increasingly manic. Leads would often sit unassigned for hours or even days, leading to potential business losses.

Paul knew he was reaching a tipping point. He needed to innovate and evolve, or risk falling behind.

How Automation Stepped In

Paul found his answer in process automation. The new system he implemented brought about several significant changes:

  • An automated system was put in place that pulled lead information from various sources, including websites, phone calls, live chats, and classifieds. This ensured that no leads fell through the cracks and were handled in a timely manner.

  • Paul also implemented an automated daily performance report for each agent. This allowed him to monitor their performance and address any issues promptly.

  • An automated leaderboard was introduced to boost agent activity and improve response time, fostering a healthy sense of competition among the team.

  • The system also sent automated follow-up emails and SMS to customers, thereby speeding up conversions, enhancing customer satisfaction, and creating a more streamlined communication channel.

  • Lastly, Paul added a real-time wallboard that provided a snapshot of agent activity and their lead pipeline. This allowed him to manage his team more effectively, ensuring no leads were left unattended.

The Power of Automation: A Conclusion

Just like John and Paul, we have encountered many business owners facing similar challenges.

Nearly all of them raise the same

"I thought it would be too expensive for us!"

but with advances in software development, Custom software is now more affordable than ever.

Our years of experience in the field have honed our knack for identifying such potential for improvement and implementing effective automation solutions. These success stories are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of automation in transforming your business.

If any of this resonates with your business, or if you're not sure and want our experts to take a look, don't hesitate to reach out! We're here to help you unlock the potential of your business through the power of automation.

We provide a complimentary consultation to discuss strategies like automation and much more. Just fill in our contact form, and we'll be in touch soon. Remember, the future of your business could be just one automation away.

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