“Data entry automation is the use of business process automation software to remove repetitive manual administration tasks from employee workloads, saving businesses time and money to improve performance and increase company revenue.” – Codeless Platforms.
Using automated data entry helps companies of any size to optimise workflows that can be triggered by database changes. This in turn can automate, adapt or re-write most repetitive manual administration tasks for almost all scenarios. In short, Business Process Automation software (BPA) is often referred to as “the virtual employee that works 24/7, 365 days a year”. It will sustain cash flow by saving time, reducing costs and future-proofing operations.
How BPA helps to remove repetitive manual administration tasks
By taking away the mundane, time-consuming work (that can be prone to human error) companies can use staff more effectively. An area in which this can work really well is with repetitive manual administration tasks between systems, such as eCommerce sites, creation of reports, automated emails for customers, purchase orders, and invoicing (including approvals process). There are also many other ways in which it can help which we have covered in the following blogs:
Business process automation is especially transformative where data is held in multiple databases due to acquisition or lack of process optimisation. In this case, business process automation can get systems to join up, and therefore improve the data accuracy overall. Another common example is where the process of ordering online becomes a double data entry event – an error-prone, time-consuming operation that is frustrating for employees and costly to employers.
Some manual processes such as stock control, contract renewal and product pricing are extremely common, take time, and can be dramatically improved with BPA. The results include up to date data, stock levels are correct and sales are quoting the correct prices. All these elements add to a much more efficient way to do business.
BPA is for everyone
It doesn’t matter how big you are or what sector you work in, BPA helps to get your everyday way of working more efficient, and it also improves data accuracy and reduces repetitive manual administration tasks. It makes the bottlenecks and data errors go away, creating happy staff and improved reporting.
“40% increased productivity from BPA” – Genpact
10 data entry automation solutions to increase company revenue
2. Accounting and Finance
3. Customer Services and Help Desk
5. Wholesale and Distribution
6. CRM Integration
7. Human Resources
10. Information Technology.