Written by: Amy Cornforth

Posted on: 26/02/21

Process Automation: How Task Intelligence can Automate your Workflows.

Why waste time completing repetitive, monotonous tasks when they can be done for you?

With the digital transformation of workplaces, companies are constantly searching for ways to increase productivity and efficiency. Amongst the plethora of newer technologies that can be implemented into workplaces, the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is also on the rise. According to Deloitte, RPA will eventually be accepted as common practice by being adopted by most companies universally within the next few years.

Robotic Process Automation is the practice of allowing technology to complete the more repetitive tasks which eat up your employee’s time, creating more capacity within departments.

Using Task Intelligence, ARCUS® Supplier Management Software’s process automation feature, tasks will be scheduled based on the attributes specified during the configuration of the workflow.

For example, your business rules such as Delegation of Authority in relation to your supplier contracts can be embedded into the workflow process. You may want to add rules that dictate contracts over a certain value must be signed off by senior stakeholders before going to the supplier for signature. You can combine this with other business rules, for example, the contract may also need to go to your legal stakeholders if it is not using your standard terms.

This functionality can be extended to match all business practices and satisfy any bespoke criteria our clients may have, ensuring that their business processes are automated and digitised so ARCUS® users can work efficiently from any location.

This will help companies to digitally transform their workplace, so they function efficiently and are prepared for a digital future beyond 2021.

It can contribute to the efficient functioning of your company in the following ways:

Saves Time and Reduces Effort
Workflows are amongst the tasks which can be automated using Task Intelligence. This is when workflows are configured to follow a specific set of rules, and they may take different paths according to rules they’ve been configured to follow.

This allows a company to fully map out the individual stages of a task and have them automatically sent to the correct personnel upon completion. Having technology take care of repetitive tasks can save the company time.

Lends itself well to a remote environment.
With the pandemic still fully in force, remote working is still the new normal, and with the advantages of this method of working out in the open, it is unlikely to completely disappear now that we know it is effective and gives employers and employees more flexibility. The key to fully utilising the advantages of remote working will be to digitally transform your company, so the processes are consistent with the method of work. Robot Process Automation can contribute to your company’s move to an entirely digital workplace.

Potential for a higher ROI
When time is saved, it can be applied elsewhere and increase overall productivity in the workplace. With increased workplace productivity, more work is completed in a shorter amount of time, and if more projects are completed there is the potential for an increase in revenue.

Less Risk
By automating your processes, there is less risk of human error. On particularly busy days, it’s more difficult to manage your workload and remember to complete the more monotonous tasks. It’s easy to forget that a contract might expire today, or that a colleague needs to be reminded to review a document. By automating certain tasks, the pressure of remembering everything is alleviated, because the technology remembers for you.

If you are interested in ARCUS® Supplier Management Software, then download our digital transformation factsheet here, or contact us at Trade Interchange to arrange a demo today.

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