4 Reasons Your Company Needs Automation

Automation is the process where a user implements technology to streamline workflows and eliminate manual interactions.  Many companies are turning to automation tools, like OneCloud, to save time, money, and resources.  Below are just a few reasons why your company might need, or could benefit, from automation.

 

Connected Planning

In today’s world, companies use multiple performance management systems to plan for all aspects of their business.  A key factor in this is making sure that all systems have the same up-to-date data to ensure that all business decisions are made accurately and in a timely manner.  If a change is made in the source system, how do you ensure this change is reflected in all downstream applications? Automation allows companies to set up workflows, schedules, and rules to exchange data in all source and target systems. This in turn, ensures users are making insightful decisions based on up-to-date and accurate data.

 

Consolidation

Most likely your analytic and reporting systems are kept separate from your existing systems-of-record.  Rather than sifting through each record manually, automation tools allow you to streamline the consolidation process by automating tasks such as eliminations and translations for real-time consolidated results.

 

Material Distribution

Automation tools allow businesses to easily distribute assets within a company in the desired format.  Directly send a report or other materials directly from an application to stakeholders, load to a Google Drive folder, or send notifications to specific users that the item or report is ready to view.  Need your report on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis? No problem – add a schedule to your automation and have one less thing to worry about.

 

Power to the People

Ever find yourself waiting for IT to answer your ticket regarding integration, custom code or a simple re-run?  Self-service automation tools enable business users to run their processes on-demand and create or make direct changes to their workflows that transfer data between different applications – all in a user-friendly format.  Resolve business process issues faster, when you need it, and in a self-sufficient manner.

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