Efficiency is an important part of being a successful business.
High levels of efficiency increase productivity, reduce costs, and maximise revenue. And hopefully keeps the day interesting too.
Of course, every company strives to be efficient. Whether it’s streamlining processes, cutting costs, or standardising documents, there are many strategies to choose from. One that’s becoming increasingly popular is automation, and the use of software to facilitate it.
With the introduction of software tools you can speed up or even eliminate tasks that your staff carry out every day, freeing them up to be even more productive. Here’s how.
What Is Automation?
Automation is the use of technology to complete a task, process, or procedure with minimal human involvement. It’s a strategy that’s been used on production lines for many years, and one which has proven to be effective in improving efficiency.
You might think your industry isn’t suited to automation or you’re not sure if parts of your process can be automated. But, with bespoke software, even the most complicated processes can be simplified or taken off your plate completely.
The Use of Bespoke Software
The design, development, and implementation of bespoke software may sound like an arduous process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how the process could look for your company:
- Identify the need
You’ll know that some of your workflows and parts of your processes are regularly repeated or consume a lot of your team’s time. Pinpointing the most troublesome area will result in the biggest improvements.
- Find the right agency
The development of a custom application is a big project for your company, so make sure you find the right agency for the job. Look for developers with a wealth of experience in software development and examples of previous bespoke applications.
- Consult with the agency
After choosing the agency you’ll work with their team to develop a shared understanding of the problem, your requirements, and how the problem will be solved.
- Be part of the build
Your input is important throughout the build process, so taking a collaborative approach ensures that happens. If you only get a chance to provide feedback at the end of the build, it could take a lot more time and money to fix.
- Implement the Software
With the software built you’ll be itching to see the results. First, however, you need to implement it in your processes, introduce your staff to the application, and explain how it works and how it will benefit them.
- Experience the Results
As the software becomes an integrated part of your process, you’ll start to see your team’s efficiency and productivity improve.
Making Quantum’s Users Even More Efficient
The original version of Quantum, Class Legal’s vital family law application, was the perfect demonstration of software improving efficiency. It allowed solicitors to complete time-consuming, court-approved legal forms in a fraction of the time it used to. When Quantum needed to be modernised Class Legal contacted Isotoma.
While building the new version of Quantum we added a feature that empowers its users to be even more efficient. By including version control in the new Quantum, we made it possible for solicitors to work collaboratively on forms at the same time, meaning it’s even easier for forms to be completed and submitted.
Improve Your Company’s Efficiency with Software
If you’re burdened by the same repetitive, time-consuming tasks, let the Isotoma team build your company a bespoke software solution. We’ll work with you to identify how a new application can remove the repetition from your processes and boost your efficiency.
Start your journey to a more efficient workflow — contact Isotoma today.