Why Workflow Automation? 2017-10-30T11:30:00+00:00

Why Workflow Automation?

Remove the “pain of the mundane.”

Why adopt workflow automation?

Today, agility, flexibility and precise execution make the difference between success and failure for almost any enterprise.  But old-school organization and business processes were built around repetitive, manual, paper-based workflows.

The result? The “pain of the mundane” – high administration costs, errors, delays, compliance problems, even employee engagement issues. With workflow automation software, you’ll reduce or eliminate these issues, while gaining enhanced employee productivity and accelerated operations.

The benefits of automating repetitive processes

How does workflow automation increase ROI?

Putting workflow automation strategies in place frees your employees to be more productive, since they can focus on the actual work, not on wrestling with paperwork. The payback? Nearly immediate, and across a lot of fronts:

With Automation?


saved per year at just one
company employing
ThinkSmart TAP.

Without Automation?


of all company documents are
lost completely.

Save time & resources

Workflow automation software creates major efficiencies that can quickly transform your operations. One ThinkSmart customer is saving $3.6 million a year after introducing workflow automation as a business process management (BPM) tool.

Eliminate errors & delays

A best-in-class workflow automation solution eradicates the hidden time-wasters involved in manual workflows: According to IDC, workers waste 21% of their time searching for lost documents or handling other document-related errors and issues. Yet 7.5% of all company documents are lost completely, but the only way you know it is by wasting time and money searching for them.

What are other benefits of workflow automation?

Improve security & compliance

Improve security & compliance

With a Cloud-based workflow automation solution, serious risks are seriously avoidable, as workflow analytics allow security and compliance monitoring even across a far-flung organization. Employee actions are recorded and auditable, vital data is safeguarded and role-restricted, and project owners are automatically alerted when problems arise.

Centralize documents & access

Centralize documents & access

There’s no such thing as a “centralized document database” with paper-based workflows. Automation makes documents and assets accessible from across the entire enterprise, from any device. With a single unified database of record, all your documents, forms, workflow records and other assets are readily available and never lost.

Adopt but don’t disrupt

Adopt but don’t disrupt

Best-in-class workflow automation platforms provide seamless integration with existing digital infrastructures and legacy systems, so there are no “rip-and-replace” installation costs or IT disruptions. Better yet, workflows now act as unified data hubs, eliminating multiple tracking systems, spreadsheets and other other aggravations.

Drive teamwork & morale

Drive teamwork & morale

Workflow automation removes barriers to collaboration across teams and departments, and makes employees feel more fulfilled as they focus on high-value work. Studies prove that managers and workers want simple, self-service workflow solutions that remove or accelerate routine tasks and are easy to learn and use.

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