With the constant pressure to increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace, many businesses are automating everyday, time-consuming tasks for their employees. While automation may seem daunting at first, it’s not a new concept. Whether you realise it or not, you’re likely already using some form of automation in your day-to-day life. Some simple examples include debit orders, auto-filing of emails or even the recurring cloud back-up of the photos on your phone. At DotModus, we’ve spent over 10 years helping our clients use varying forms of automation to improve outcomes for their customers, employees and business as a whole. In this post, we will address common questions regarding the DotModus: Automate A Task accelerator.
Why should we automate a task?
Task automation involves using software tools, apps or even AI solutions to automate manual repetitive tasks. This process allows you to reduce operational costs, increase reliability, and free up time for your employees to be more productive in the workplace.
When should a task be automated?
The best task to automate is the one that is keeping you from doing the tasks you actually want to do. We all have those tasks where we think to ourselves “I wish I could be doing anything except this”. Tasks that are perfect for automation are the ones that don’t need that special human touch - like gathering data from your company’s social media platforms or copying and pasting data from multiple sources.
What can be automated?
Here are just some of the tasks you could automate:
- Extracting data from paper or digital documents
- Scraping data from the web or social media
- Financial calculations for quotes
- Copying and pasting data from multiple sources
- Sending notification emails
- Moving files and folders
- Connecting to APIs
Who is it for?
We have helped businesses of all sizes automate tasks and improve their operations. Regardless of the size of your business, we’ll find the perfect solution that fits your needs perfectly.