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Automation technologies are constantly improving, with various different industries in mind. Automation can help improve business performance and processes, helping your business to run more smoothly while boosting employee morale. AGM Services are giving their top tips for introducing automation into your business, and how it will benefit your company.

Productivity

One of the main objectives of technological advancement is to make things more efficient, especially in business. Automation can increase efficiency by cutting the time it takes to carry out specific tasks. Automation is especially useful for tasks that are repetitive, though this does not mean that automation or artificial intelligence (AI) can replace a human. There are many tasks in all businesses that require human intervention, as automation does not have the cognitive skills that humans do that are needed for complex activities. 

Accuracy

Automation can help improve the accuracy of many business operations, including bookkeeping and invoicing. With tasks like this, automation can eliminate the scope for human error. In some cases, human error leads to mistakes and problems going unnoticed. Such issues can be avoided with an automated system in place.  

Employee Happiness

A lot of employees do not enjoy carrying out monotonous tasks, as they can get tedious. It can also impact employees’ mental and physical health depending on the task, as it can put additional strain on the body (repetitive strain injury). When automation takes over such tasks, it can free up employees to complete more productive tasks. A study by Ui Path showed that automation allowed  66% of employees to have more human interaction and employee engagement rose by 57%. Having automation and AI in the workplace can also allow your employees to develop new skills that can benefit you and your company. Studies have shown that when automating a business, the quickest way to get a high ROI is to focus on a job where the staff feel are overworked, so they can focus on other tasks and use their experience in different ways.

Improved Health & Safety

Improved health and safety compliance in the workplace can also give a company a competitive advantage, and automation can help give you that edge. Automation can help improve the health and safety of many businesses. For example, in factories, robots can take over dangerous jobs involving blades, chemicals, and welding, reducing the likelihood of employees suffering from a workplace-related injury. While in offices, automation can help detect cybersecurity issues to help keep your companies sensitive information safe. 

Automation offers intelligent and new ways for businesses to change and improve their operations and can help them look at longer-term business goals. Automating your business can be an important process. It is best to start where you think automation will have the biggest payoff.  Taking it piece by piece when automating your business will allow you to track your new efforts for your business quickly.