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How Workflow Automation Can Help An Organization Streamline its Business Operations

It’s time for organizations to focus on what’s important and leave the rest to automation. The term “workflow automation” has frequently been used since the 1990s, and in today’s digital era, it has significantly changed the way organizations do business. Workflow automation is imperative for automating repetitive tasks, increasing workflow transparency, and improving task accountability. So it comes as no surprise that organizations across domains are looking for ways to incorporate workflow automation in their day-to-day business activities.

Incorporating a rule-based system to automate tedious, time-consuming business processes, workflow automation significantly improves the employee work experience, boosts employee productivity, and minimizes the chances of errors. It also increases transparency in workflows and makes sharing information between teams easier.

Workflow automation can be utilized in all domains. For instance, in marketing, it automates tasks such as follow-up emails and lead nurturing. In HR, it helps with the entry of employee information into payroll systems and other expense accounts. These are just two examples of areas where workflow automation can perform tasks that alleviate employee frustrations.

Here are some benefits of Workflow Automation:

Better task management
With workflow automation, manual task allocation is replaced with automated task allocation. By automated, we mean tasks are assigned based on a chain of command, which reduces the time and effort required for task allocation. This also keeps the workflow smooth, streamlines communication within the team, and increases workflow transparency.

Increased accountability
Automated alerts and reminders keep workflows in check. Workflow automation doesn’t completely eliminate the human factor but ensures that tasks are performed at the right time, by the right person, and with increased efficiency. Moreover, increased visibility into the workflow status with records of who did what and when helps maintain accountability.

Improves quality of work
As we all know, humans are imperfect and we make errors. With tasks being automated, human error can be avoided altogether and the quality of work can be significantly improved.

With ManageEngine’s comprehensive suite of IT management solutions, you can take advantage of workflow automation, resolve issues faster, streamline business processes, increase accountability in workflow, and enhance task management.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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