What Is Business Process Automation? |

What is Business Process Automation?

Business process automation (BPA) is an organizational transformation that aims to drive efficiency, provide transparency and facilitate compliance for repeatable processes.

Organizations use automation in many forms—from simple employee onboarding to complex accounts payable processes—to eliminate the need for employees to route paper from one physical location to another for recording, work processes or approvals.With today’s leading automation software, any manual paper process can be automated to achieve these goals. Key elements to identify a process for automation:

The process requires consistency across the organization

The process is repeatable

The process needs to be free from error, every time

It isn’t just about replacing paper with PDFs—business process automation aims to make processes more cost-efficient, streamlined, error-proof and transparent. With automated processes in place, organizations save time and ensure best practices are implemented to improve overall operational efficiency. Below are three common business processes and how organizations drove positive change through automation:

Accounts Payable

With its automation, the city tracks all invoices from the moment they are received through the final payment. The city significantly reduced processing errors while boosting customer satisfaction as a result of a faster and more efficient process.

Click here to get the complete guide to accounts payable automation.

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