Automation has become an integral part of modern business operations, and its impact is far-reaching. It can help companies increase their production, reduce costs, and improve quality. Automation can be used to perform repetitive tasks, such as data entry and customer service, freeing up time for staff to work on more difficult and value-added activities. After the successful implementation in SSC, organizations began to expand the application of RPA to operations centers in the hope of radically accelerating the automation of operational processes and, at the same time, reducing costs. From a leadership perspective, automation has impelled managers and team leaders to learn and adapt new leadership and management techniques to lead and manage teams in an automated workplace.
Careful consideration of tasks in multiple processes and forms among the best candidates for automation helps to get the most out of technology. Companies can use automation to send jobs from operations centers to field agents, manage exceptions in staffing by balancing load, and optimize transportation routes for jobs sent. The automatic analysis of customer call logs allowed a telecommunications provider to reduce call center agents' service times by 10 percent for a whole range of service issues. As mentioned above, one of the major benefits of automation is that it can help businesses save money. By automating manual and repetitive tasks, successful operations centers reduce costs by 30 to 60 percent and, at the same time, increase the quality of delivery. What is clear is that automation is having a significant impact on business operations and strategies.
Over the past year, companies had to adopt technology and automation to maintain operations and keep customers served. Leaders must know and manage the potential negative impacts of automation on employees and society, and work to mitigate them. It's time for companies to transform their operations centers using RPA and other automation technologies in order to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs.