What is Process Automation for Information Technology (IT)

January 3, 2017 Admin

Process automation IT refers to the ability of a technological system to execute a series of tasks which are originally performed by humans. Such automation also controls; corrects and makes visible the status of workflows and tasks; and generates reports throughout the process.
Also, a very important aspect of the process automation is feedback. Through it, the system evaluates; compares and execute corrections in real time and without human intervention and under certain pre-configured restrictions.
Additionally, process automation can be programmed to run at a certain

Benefits of Process Automation

  • Companies implementing process automation have a competitive advantage over their competitors, both in operability and reliability.
  • Process automation reduces operative costs and increases both, speed and reliability of task implementation, development, and support.
  • Enhances work continuity, and satisfies the demand for IT departments and computer systems.
  • It improves strategic analysis and streamlines the deployment of applications through automated job execution.
  • Eliminates manual execution of command sequences subjected to human error, increasing efficiency and productivity of the organization.
  • It enables visibility and control of all workflows and tasks, providing status reports of completed processes, in progress and incoming tasks.
  • It supports both, local, virtual and hybrid environments in the Cloud, increasing the possibilities of management and process control.

Disadvantages of Process Automation

  • Fear of losing their jobs. Employees may face this fear. However, companies that automate their processes have the capacity to generate more jobs. This is because they become more prosperous and efficient, and more capable to address larger numbers of projects, and properly serve to more customers.
  • Costs for investment. Implementing a process automation solution involves a considerable initial investment. However, this factor should be contrasted to the benefits in terms of productivity and compliance. Additionally, implementing Cloud solutions generate significantly lower costs than non-automated solutions.
  • Loss of flexibility. Modify workflows; tasks and processes may involve certain rigidity. You can counteract it with a previous process of consulting and planning, and your vendor must offer it.  Similarly, you must make an intelligent choice of automation product: Take a close look on versatility and scalability in relation to the transformation that will take your company in the future.

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