Workflow efficiency as competitive advantage

The familiar road is often the easiest. Workflows that function well in their current form do not immediately ask for a review. It works, right? Why tinker when everyone is satisfied? Yet routine and familiarity can be your pitfall. There is a considerable difference between effective and efficient.

5th April 2019 | Blog

Look further

The fact that a process is effective does not immediately mean that it is carried out in the most efficient way. Efficiency is what puts the company ahead of the competition. Do not settle for a way that has simply proven its functionality, but analyze what steps are being taken to achieve the final goal and see where that can be done better or faster. By using new technologies and methods, digitization and automation can increase the efficiency of workflows.

Reduce manual labor

Consider, for example, the digitization of invoice processing. From the traditional work process with pen and paper, a lot of manual actions can be distilled: an invoice comes in by mail, someone has to look at who the letter is addressed, then the envelope must end up at the right desk and this employee must also be present. Subsequently, it must be assessed whether the product in question has actually been delivered, whether the company wishes to pay the invoice and, if so, what budget it covers.

The list goes on, but what should be clear is that a smart software solution can make this process many times more efficient. An automated system can match invoices with the internal administration and only when a manual task is created the relevant person will be notified automatically in due time. They don’t even need to be behind their desk in a digital environment – whoever automates can do his or her work from anywhere and on any device.

Back to the core business

Even though inefficiencies do not always surface spontaneously (that invoice was ultimately paid for, right?), they are almost always there. We want to help you unlock your digital advantage through smart collaboration, so that the workflows are automated intelligently. In the end, there is less worry about the process and human errors are reduced. In other words: you leave process-like thinking to computers so that your employees can focus more on their core business. That is efficiency.

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