What is business automation?
If you don’t know software, it can be very hard to identify the need for software. But more or less, if you have a repetitive task, it can likely be automated. It’s that simple. And though it might seem like a big leap for your business, we can identify where you might need improvements in your processes and opportunities for better resource allocation.
Some examples of every day automation that we don’t even think about:
- Point of Service tills and software
- Electronic Funds Transfer
- Espresso makers (guilty!)
Some ways you might be able to automate processes:
- Sales (move online!)
- Customer enquiries
- Personnel management (the days of the white board are well and truly over)
- Employee productivity (automate those internal tasks and save on labour costs)
Getting in touch with a business automation expert is well worth your time. Even if you run a successful and fruitful business, maintaining efficiency where your competitors are—or better yet staying ahead—is one of the best investments of your time you can make as a business owner.
With new STEM infrastructure bubbling in Hobart, the future for Australia’s most southern state looks promising. The University of Tasmania’s $400-million science and technology precinct which would be home to 3000 students and 700 staff will no doubt attract some big names, big tenders and new influx of work for local businesses.
Add to the mix the very nature of Tasmania’s being small in size and easier to make improvements to (hint: optic fibre), cheap on building rent and family friendly, investors are beginning to look to Hobart as a cost-effective place to start up digital spaces and online businesses.
As face-to-face business moves to online businesses aided by increasing internet speeds, communication softwares and big data, geography is set to become less important than where you place in the search engine.
So what does this mean for you as a small business?
It’s time to get on board in the digital realm… And quickly. A CBD shopfront is set to become less important over time than your online shopfront. With business process automation taking over, and you can now wake up to sales made overnight, maximising your time and throwing away the old 9-5.
Loop Foundry are optimistic about what we can contribute to the future of business in Tasmania. If you want to get your business up to speed, get in touch with us today and have a chat about what we can do for you.
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