- Automation Consulting | Process Automation Consulting
Team with our workflow automation consultants to free your people to perform more strategic work
Automation unlocks the potential of your people. The more repetitive tasks that can be automated, the more your team can focus their talents on higher-level strategic work. However, finding more ways to automate may not be the highest priority on your to-do list. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
OpCon Automation Consultancy puts our experts at your site, discovering new possibilities for automation to empower your people and impact your business for the better.
You can engage our workflow automation consulting services for a specific project, such as a major software upgrade or bringing a new vendor into the fold. Or we can conduct an Enterprise Automation Review, where our business automation consultants take a holistic look at your day-to-day operations to uncover the best opportunities for automation.
Capitalize on our process automation expertise
Whether you’re implementing OpCon for the first time or looking for ways to make your existing platform work harder, our business automation consultants are your best resource.
We live and breathe workload automation and know OpCon inside and out.
We’ve gained extensive experience across multiple functions and industries. No matter what issue you may be facing, chances are we’ve seen and solved it before. Engage our experienced automation consultants and you’re tapping experts who understand the idiosyncrasies of your industry and know how to build the most effective automation solution for your business.
Gain automation consultation consistency
The automation consultants assigned to your company tend to stay with your business. Whether you engage us often or seldom, we’ll build a relationship with you. Whenever you call us, you’ll typically work with an automation consultant you know, a true partner who is already up to speed on your business and ready to start solving your next assignment immediately.
Let our automation consultants manage OpCon, so your team can focus on driving the business
Automation consultancy aims our expertise at specific targets — finite projects designed to push the promise of automation as far as it can go in your enterprise. Still, many of our clients want business process automation services from OpCon experts on an ongoing basis, to ensure their platform is run exactly how it should be. Enter OpCon Managed Automation Services (MAS).
Having a dedicated SMA Technologies automation engineer allows you to turn all OpCon administration over to the people who built it, who know it inside and out, and who know how to unleash the platform’s full potential.
Our software engineers become an extension of your IT team, fully dedicated to making the most out of your automation environment. You no longer need to hire, develop and dedicate valuable IT talent to managing OpCon. We’ve got you. One of our engineers will always be available to assist your business’s needs.
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Automation Consultancy Frequently Asked Questions
In the following sections, we provide clarity by answering some common questions many readers have about automation consultancy.
What is automation consulting?
The way businesses operate is changing as a result of automation. However, many organizations fail to scale business automation across the enterprise, even as they explore the benefits through pilot initiatives. And, all too frequently, the rewards have fallen short of expectations due to fragmented planning and implementation.
Automation consulting helps resolve this gap as it puts experts in the work environment, empowering your people to unlock the benefits of automation. Our automation consulting services become an extension of your IT Team, allowing you to develop and deploy solutions without the overhead of training additional resources.
Business automation process consulting creates a partnership between our experienced automation consultants and your team to identify high-priority automation targets and implement them using industry best practices that lock your team's institutional knowledge into automated workflows that execute the tasks perfectly every single time.
Why automate a business process?
Businesses build standardized processes to guarantee that users do not miss any steps in workflows, forget details, repeat jobs unnecessarily, or quit tasks before they are completed. These business processes ensure that business operations are compliant and consistent all throughout. As a result, business processes must be uniform across several executions.
Automating business processes can significantly reduce errors, increase productivity by eliminating manual processing, and contribute to the overall success of the business. Moreover, automating business processes can increase compliance so that organizations don't run afoul with laws and regulations that can result in hefty fines. It also introduces controls to an organization, helping it prevent critical errors which can impact the business at a large scale.
When organizations automate both the core and support functions, business operations are accelerated, allowing work to be performed more quickly and with less repetition.
How do you know you're automating the right processes for your company's needs?
The growing list of organizations that choose to automate workflows simply means that the demand to expand operational efficiency is increasing. Automation consulting is a type of service that helps business owners understand what benefits the most from automation and which processes should be automated first to show immediate results.
Some indicators that you need to automate your business processes are when a manual process needs to be executed at a certain time, or when specific conditions have been met. Rather than relying on people to remember every step of every process, it's much simpler, more reliable, and much less risky for the organization to put these kinds of repetitive processes into automation workflows that can be triggered either by events or set to run at specific times.
What are the benefits of automating your business processes?
Almost every business process can be automated to some extent. The majority of them can be extensively automated and streamlined. According to Gartner 89% of general accounting procedures and 72% of financial controls and external reporting can be automated.
Some of the benefits of automating your business process include improved operational efficiency. This means that you’ll be able to minimize the amount of manual work involved, which then limits the need for additional resources as your operation expands. It can also increase the speed at which work is accomplished with fewer repetitions. Cost and error reduction are also some of the benefits that you get from automation. It will significantly decrease manual data input while still providing the same quality of output.
Lastly, by automating business process, it allows more opportunities to focus on customer-centered services rather than manual tasks that get repetitive over time.
How to automate a business process successfully and cost-effectively, including tips about software and hardware
Before implementing business process automation, it is essential first to understand your organization's needs and reach out to our experts offering automation consulting services. You need to be able to tell them what your priorities are, explain your current workflows and business processes, and then allow them to propose a plan for meeting your objective.
There are a plethora of applications and software packages that promise to increase efficiency through automation. However, using a business automation system to improve organizational efficiency is far more than just using these tools. Rather, you need a flexible automation system that includes the following capabilities: process modeling, workflow design, integration, access control and security, data and insights, and lastly, communication.
It’s important to keep these factors in mind so that you get the best results once you choose to automate your business process.
How can automation consulting help you grow your company's profitability?
Unlocking the power of automation requires engaging with humans who have technical expertise. With our automation consulting services, you can take advantage of our experts and their extensive knowledge of automating complex environments.
With SMA Technologies, our automation consulting experts can help you devise strategies that will optimize your teams and execute automation workflows that ultimately provide greater profitability with fewer risks and errors.