If you are a typical business, you have many steps involved in every customer order…
As a business leader, you know finding, hiring, and keeping good talent is a challenge. This is nothing new, but the pandemic has made it even more difficult. As more people work from home (WFH) and others leave their jobs for various reasons, many businesses are taking a hit in productivity, which affects customer satisfaction and ultimately, revenues. That’s why you need to be able to do more with less.
Building your company during the good times to make the not-so-good times run smoother, even when things are really hectic, is critical to profitability. Thankfully, despite all else, the last few years have been one of the best times to evolve using automation and technology to make it through the next rough road ahead and stay productive in the good times.
What’s the Best Way to Accomplish More with Less in a B2B Business?
It doesn’t matter how small or large your company is or what type of customer you serve, when mundane tasks and repetitive duties are automated, manual labor is reduced, employees become more productive, and they often feel more fulfilled.
People are getting used to working alongside automation and most are finding that it allows them to engage in more meaningful work. Automation, such as custom software, web applications, and mobile apps, has proven to make workers’ lives easier, customers happier, and companies more profitable.
With better technology, you can cut costs, improve efficiency, create automated reproducible processes, pandemic-proof your business, and recoup your investment faster than you might think.
“How do I know if Automation Will Make a Difference to My Bottom Line?”
Like so many businesses now, you may be trying to do the same amount of work with fewer people and manual processes, which leads to overtime pay, soaring frustration, workers who leave, and customers who feel the pain.
If this sounds familiar, but you’re not sure if automation will really make a difference to your bottom line, do an assessment of your processes, and if you are …
- Manually editing data
- Manually compiling data
- Re-keying data
- Experiencing data in too many systems
- Using legacy systems that do not provide easy access to information
- Still relying on paper or manual processes
- Operating with older legacy systems
- Operating with no software systems at all
… then automating through software will allow you to do more with less and increase your bottom line. So, where do you start to automate business processes?
What You Can Do to Automate Business Processes & Do More with Less
Typically, to automate any type of company, we start with software development and implementation. You may have a software idea already or you may need experienced software developers, like those at Swip Systems, to perform an assessment and help you pinpoint where you would likely benefit the most, first.
With business process or robotics process automation software, you can:
- Use web applications to capture and create repeatable processes.
- Compile internet of things (IoT) or programmable logic controller (PLC) data into a usable form.
- Use a mobile app to solve a specific challenge, like remote monitoring and controlling of machines.
- Create dashboards for a high-level overview of how systems or processes are running.
- Design an API to push and pull data out of systems and make systems talk to each other.
- Do more with less in every part of your business process.
What About ERP Software?
An incredible number of B2B companies are operating with existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software or core business software that they are unhappy with, but they continue to use it because they don’t know what else to do. Switching ERPs is intimidating, time-consuming, and fraught with uncertainty, but it may be necessary to become more efficient and do more with less.
What if you could have an expert team take away the stress of choosing a new ERP or creating a custom ERP by performing an ERP review, helping with the selection of new software and the vendor, and acting as a guide during implementation and thereafter? Swip Systems offers this service, making the complex process faster, easier, and more reliable.
The exact right ERP software and vendor for your B2B business can help you automate and stay profitable as we work into a post-pandemic, technology-driven economy.
What we thought was “the future” of technology is here. It is now. Automation can’t wait. It is the key to business longevity.
The Benefits of Automating B2B Processes Today and in the Years to Come
When you have the right software and business systems solutions for your specific B2B needs, you will discover how easy automating processes makes it to move your business forward with less strife, fewer people, and more efficiency. You’ll be amazed by what you were missing!
Automating B2B Processes Benefits
- Company-wide efficiency
- Improved departmental productivity
- Better company culture
- Minimized hiring/employee costs
- Fewer employees needed
- New market demands met with ease
- More accurate reporting
- Enhanced sales and customer relations/retention
- Reduced business risk
- Less technical debt
- Improved profitability
Not only has hiring become fraught with trial and tribulation, keeping great employees and contractors continues to test even the best companies. Technology and automation that allow your business to do more with less and keep employees and customers happy are quickly becoming a requirement to stay relevant and, frankly, to stay in business down the road.
Where do You Begin the Automation Process?
Not sure where to begin the automation process? Swip Systems is here to simplify the often-overwhelming thought of new technology.
We can help your company decide what could and should be automated, how to create and implement the right software or app solutions for your specific processes, and be there as a resource as your team learns the ropes and uses your new technology. Contact us today for a no-obligation conversation to learn more about your automation options. 877.377.SWIP