ARTICLE
Accelerating Digital Transformation Through Automation
December 13, 2022
3 MIN READ
Accelerating Digital Transformation Through Automation transparent title background
Article cover mockup
Share

Why Workflow Automation is Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation

Icon quote
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

 

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that preparation is key to keeping business going in the face of disruption. But therein lies a central question: “How can we adapt and seize the opportunities created by disruptions to take our business forward?”

Answering this requires companies to strategically examine their business and find future-proof ways of building agility, resilience, and efficiency. One way is through workflow automation. 


Icon - organisation
2/3 of organisations are increasing investments in automation and AI, either somewhat or significantly.
McKinsey, 2021
Two male builders look at tablet on building site

Don’t Get Comfortable, Get Optimised

Companies today are re-evaluating their business process management and realising the need to move away from time-consuming, costly, and error-prone workflows to address the constraints resulting from remote or distributed work models.

Many are investing in systems to integrate and transform their organisational culture for growth, as well as cost-effective digital solutions for accurate data extraction and to reduce the amount of manual work.

There has never been a better time to make a case for workflow automation, with the growing arsenal of options for tackling, rethinking, and implementing mapped processes in a whole new way—some faster than you think.


Top 5 Benefits of Workflow Automation

Real transformation benefits can be obtained when processes are automated, allowing for real collaboration and competitive advantage. Here are some of the benefits of workflow automation in daily use.

 
01
Frees up time and reduces human errors
02
Streamlines communications
03
Creates better accountability and preparedness
04
Enhances reporting and accessibility
05
Reduces costs and drives profit

 

Here is a simple formula you can use to calculate the potential business and operating advantages of automated workflows that readily translate into financial gain:
[Task Time Pre Automation] – [Task Time Post Automation] x
[Hourly wage cost] x [Number of Times Task is Performed] = Your ROI

Key takeaway: Workflow automation solutions can help you streamline communication, save money, increase efficiency, and empower employees with accountability and the time to focus on what matters.


Next Step: Start Automating your Business for Growth

Before you adopt any workflow automation solution, the first step is to take stock of what you have now and reduce inefficiencies that could otherwise create more issues down the road. Ricoh can help you begin by evaluating the way information flows throughout your business.

With Ricoh’s Workflow & Automation solutions, you can improve operational efficiency, optimise business processes and resources, simplify complexity, and streamline how your business completes essential tasks. Our solutions can help you optimise your content, collaboration, and business processes to enable your employees to work better, faster, and deliver more value.

Learn how Ricoh’s Workflow & Automation can help you streamline and simplify processes across your organisation on your journey toward accelerating digital transformation. 


Download the article

If you’d like to read the full article, download it here:

Article cover mockup

Ricoh Logo

Let’s connect

Talk to a Ricoh expert. Find out how we can help you streamline workflows and automate processes for higher efficiency and productivity.

Contact Us

Recommended resources for you

Article

Why Automating Accounts Payable Should Be Your Next Strategic Goal

Read about the key advantages of an accounts payable automated solution, including real-time views of cash positioning that aid in strategic business decisions.

eBook

Sustainable Process Management Best Practices

In this ebook, discover sustainable solutions businesses use to save costs and improve productivity and operational efficiency - with business workflow management.

Case Study

Global Real Estate Leader Simplifies and Brings Agility to Its HR Workflow with Ricoh

Find out how Mapletree fulfilled the needs of its growing global workforce with a digital HR document management solution.