Why automating your business is a must in 2022

The future of business lies in automation. Large companies that do not embrace the automated reality of today’s systems will be left behind. This isn’t an unfounded claim. Companies fail to keep up with changes in the industry time and time again, causing them to collapse.  

Kodak, for example, patented the first digital camera but refused to develop it further. Why? Because of their heavy investment in the film industry, they failed to see the digital age on the horizon. By the time the giant had reacted to that change in the business landscape, it was already too late.  

Let’s not get Kodaked and cling too tightly to old ways of managing business processes. Adapting to industry and technological changes is crucial to the success of your business.  

So, what does automation look like within a business setting?  

Let’s do a bit of hypothetical math. You have 5 teams. Each team has a manager who earns roughly $50/hour, and is responsible for compiling reports on their activities. Your managers spend on average about 2 hours each week putting together the reports. A couple of hours of work per week may not seem like a big deal, but across five managers, that task alone costs you over $26,000 per year. It is also more than 500 hours of time that could be better spent!   

By automating the process, there will never be any need to manually compose that report every time. The data will always be there to be able to be compiled automatically. Many tasks can be achieved through this sort of automation, and doing so is saving companies hundreds of thousands each year. 

We are moving toward an automated world. If these administrative tasks are eliminated, your staff can use their time more effectively, allowing your company to grow and run smoothly. 

Automation is a must if your business is to thrive in the future. So, it’s not a question of will you automate, but how can you do it correctly for your business. Process change should be efficient and effective. When it is not done right, the technology becomes a liability rather than an asset. 

Unfortunately, because all businesses operate differently, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Large enterprises with thousands of employees will likely require a fully-tailored solution that can take months or even years to implement.   

Small to medium sized enterprises have a fair amount more flexibility. Out-of-the-box software is available that enables automation with sufficient levels of customization to boost productivity within days or weeks. If you use the right software, you will be able to streamline your day-to-day tasks, allowing you to be more productive by easing the workload of your staff.  

Many businesses have been slow to implement automation, but those that are taking advantage of technology are leapfrogging their competitors. 

About Totum 

Totum makes software that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of small and medium sized enterprises. We help them to streamline their processes through a centralized management system and automation.  

Our software has been designed to adapt to different business requirements. Through our onboarding process, we make sure that you get the most value from the software across your operations. This out-of-the-box solution is customisable to manage your daily operations, whatever business you’re in.   

If your organization is looking to remain ahead of the curve by centralizing operations and automating what you can, our system could be perfect for you. Contact us today to learn more! We’d be happy to show you a demo of our software, and answer any questions you have about its implementation.