How start-ups can leverage automation to improve productivity and workforce wellbeing

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For start-ups beginning their journey it can be a struggle when you can’t afford to hire all the people you need. Intelligent automation services that let you do more with less, and offer monthly subscription plans can help you boost the productivity, competitiveness and the wellbeing of lean teams.

Automation is not just for big businesses with deep pockets. It is the currency that buys time. Every start-up has an undertow of dull and repetitive tasks that seldom change and suck time out of the day, especially in the areas of HR and payroll, sales, finance, IT and operations. These tasks are ideal candidates for automation. Instead of a manual task taking hours, time can be drastically reduced and accuracy increased.

Access to subscription Robotic Process Automation (RPA) services means start-ups don’t have to invest in costly projects and lengthy builds. They quickly unlock access to the tools they need to affordably automate mundane processes that sap time and energy from teams.

RPA puts tools in the hands of start-ups and allows you to create automation without writing software code. Using drag-and-drop tools, you can automate tasks such as bank reconciliation. It’s not only a huge time saver but can reduce accounting errors and ensure you don’t break any tax or other rules. And, because software is doing the work, you reduce the risk of sensitive data being accessed by the wrong person.

Attracting and retaining great staff is hard especially for start-ups who can’t compete on salary and have to, instead, sell a compelling vision. Automation can help you appeal to new hires by reducing the number of boring, repetitive and highly manual tasks required in the role. People are freed to focus on higher value, more meaningful and interesting work and can spend more time delighting customers and generating innovative ideas.

Automation can also be the key to offering new hires ongoing flexibility and remote working arrangements by digitally transforming processes that, if done manually, require teams to be physically on site. Happy staff who enjoy their work, are passionate about your startup’s vision, and are freed from monotonous tasks that sap their energy, enjoy improved workplace wellbeing, are more loyal and can help you hit growth targets much faster.

Start-ups don’t have an unemptiable tank of resources. RPA gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to automate. The benefits of automation are myriad. There is a significant time saving as automated processes can execute faster than humanly possible, meaning reports or analysis can be conducted in real-time continuously giving you unparalleled insights not otherwise possible. Automation is less prone to error and it never gets tired so you know you’re getting the most accurate data.

RPA brings the benefits of automation to startups. Every Australian startup can now leverage the power of enhanced productivity through automation that is accessed through new subscription services. They save time and money, boost competitiveness, reduce errors and improve staff wellbeing and happiness.