Business Process Automation - A Boon or Bane

September 28, 2015

Business Process Automation - A Boon or Bane

Automation, whether business process automation or general automation essentially means, “The use of computers or other control systems to control a particular process in order to increase reliability and efficiency, often through a reduction in labor”. What does this line convey to you? I see both a boon and a bane in this definition of automation. Automation definitely increases the reliability and efficiency and thereby the productivity. At the same time it does cause a reduction in the employee workforce. Yet there are certain advantages to the employees due to automation which might outweigh the disadvantages. Here I have listed some of the compensating advantages of business process automation and listed a few yet noteworthy bane of automation also.
Automation Benefits

  • Automation of the business process be it a small, medium or a huge business, influences both efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Increased efficiency is achieved by reducing the time involved in meting out paper work.
  • Effectiveness is accomplished by increasing data precision and reducing excess manual work.
  • Competence of both the managers and employees improves and leads to better and quicker decisions.
  • Administrative burden reduces considerably.
  • Business process automation can be achieved across various industries and different departments within companies. HR process automation is a common use case and companies may choose to either use a workflow software for automating some typical processes like leave approvals and expense approvals, or use a dedicated HR management system likeCavinHR for automating all HR-related processes within the organization. A fully featured HRMS goes beyond approvals and provides self-service features to empower employees.
  • Recruitment automation is another key area within HR management. Hiring is simplified. Gone are the days of meeting firsta, technology enables to screen & scrutinize the profiles with the right keywords and zero in on the right resource for the right job. Cavin Recruit will be a simple, easy to use and incredibly effective ‘Applicant Tracking System’ for your company.
  • Report generation across all types of industries is made easy through automation. People do not work on reports for days now. It can be generated in a jiffy and you do not months of training to enjoy these exceptional benefits of automation.
  • One of the major roles of automation in industries both technical and manufacturing is ‘Cost Saving’. Resource management and Time management has been made easy. Chances of repetitions, errors and rectifications are also reduced considerably.

Shortcomings of Automation

  • Automation is all about data and one of the basic disadvantages of automation is that data is prone to corruption/hacking/data losses.
  • Training the employees to gain specific knowledge to utilise the automated applications will be an initial investment which the organizations should be ready to invest in.
  • Data entry errors are possible as the automation performance depends solely on its human programmers and end users.
  • Reduces human interaction and inter-personal contacts.
  • The proclivity of being dependent on technology will reduce the reliance on manpower, thus it poses a great risk on the basic foundation of HR.

From the above pointers we see the benefits of automation definitely overshadow the failings and I would conclude that automation in industries is a blessing in disguise in making the business process more effective and efficient, along with savings in costs and making the tasks more accurate and less time consuming.

What do you think? Ponder over and share in your contributions to the boon or bane aspects of automation.

Image courtesy:docassistus

September 28, 2015

Connect with Service Provider

Get connected within 24 hours to pre-screened, trustworthy and small business friendly service providers for Services in top Indian cities

Latest Posts

Top 7 Whiteboard Explainer Video Tips That Talks About Your Business

December 01, 2018

Whiteboard animation videos !! The video style has been trending for obvious reasons. The whiteboard animated videos are known for boosting

Read More  
Facebook Ads | Top 6 Reasons Why Your FB Ads Are Not Converting

November 29, 2018

There were only 3 million active users on Facebook 4 years before; and as of 2018 there are more than

Read More  
Top Facebook Boost Post Tips - Get Results and Generate More Leads

November 13, 2018

Majority of the online marketers who wish to advertise on Facebook and get more leads using Facebook boost posts will

Read More  
Why Should Your Business Hire Explainer Video Company Instead Of Freelancers?

November 10, 2018

We all know the benefits that having a website can help you trigger brand awarenes; overhauling your public image virtually

Read More  
Animation Video Maker | Promote Your Brand With Our Corporate Videos

November 03, 2018

Whether you’re a beginner or already an established brand, SME Networks is an expert Animation Video Maker company that

Read More  
Facebook Ads | Top 7 Effective Tips To Write Facebook Ads That Convert

November 01, 2018

I’m constantly on Facebook, scrolling through my company feed reading the news and looking at pics…I’m not

Read More  

Latest Events

CLO Engage Summit

Date: 10 January, 2019 - 10 January, 2019

India Investment Conclave

Date: 11 January, 2019 - 11 January, 2019

11th Global Intellectual Property Convention

Date: 17 January, 2019 - 19 January, 2019

PanIIT Conclave 2019 Artificial Intelligence

Date: 18 January, 2019 - 19 January, 2019

Mobile And Digital Marketing Summit

Date: 27 November, 2018 - 27 November, 2018

Emerging HR Summit

Date: 18 December, 2018 - 19 December, 2018

PITS - Pharma IT Summit

Date: 28 November, 2018 - 28 November, 2018

World AI Show - AI, MI & Robotics

Date: 22 November, 2018 - 22 November, 2018


Date: 21 October, 2018 - 21 October, 2018

Decathlon India Run

Date: 14 October, 2018 - 14 October, 2018