There are more than enough reasons, you can’t ignore, to automate your business process. From the pressing needs to streamline communication to enforce accountability, avoid financial loss from forgotten payment due dates, approval dead lines or make payment for services or goods you never received, and to develop insights into the evolution and repercussions of your business process, Business process Automation, seems one of your major businesses inside your business.
From the extensive experience in automating business processes, TakeFive Consulting has identified some of the most influencing factors in automating business processes:
Clear Goals and strategies: Automation can be distracting without a set of clear goals and strategies defined prior to any implementation. There could be a lot of options to choose while on implementation from methods, technologies, seeing the results and making changes. An upfront, clear strategy gives direction to the efforts of the implementation team. All players involved must be made aware of the strategy of Business process automation. Agile implementation of BPA often sees quicker effects due to the nature of the methodology.
Executive level sponsor: There should be executive level professional steering things to implement process automation. When an initiative is directed by high-ranking champion, most employees feel its importance and trust in the initiative. It is his or her support and directions that make an impact on other employees and make them take necessary adjustments to ease the process.
Tech loving executives and managers: When a team is chosen to assist and automate the business process, ensure its a team of younger, more educated executives and managers who enjoys a lifestyle powered by technology. A champion team including these professionals represents a driving force toward greater business process automation.
Automated Suppliers/ clients: It is vital for a company to partner with another firm that has their business processes automated as the speed of things moving can match and lead to greater efficiency. Many firms today, prefer to partner with others who have automated their processes.
Communication & Celebration culture: It is important to have a robust internal communication system in place to automate business process to maximum efficiency. One of the parameters that decides the success of business automation process is the communication between implementation team and employees and the communication between various departments.
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