Now is the answer if you’ve ever wanted to automate your business process but have been put off by the challenge of having to do it all manually.
We will give you simple instructions on how you can quickly set up a fully automated business process without any technical knowledge or coding skills.
Automating your business will save you money in the long run, meaning more time for yourself.
How to Easily Automate Your Business Process
1. Start by identifying your business process.
A business process takes place within the context of your business, whether it is a one-off or a recurring event. It could be something you do every day, month, or even only once a year. Whatever it is that’s currently taking up valuable time, and effort in your business should be identified as a process so that you can start automating it.
You don’t need to know all of the ins and outs of coding or software development to automate your business process. Automating your business process for free is more straightforward than learning to code. Automation is mostly about automating repetitive tasks.
2. Identify the steps in your business process.
The best way to identify a business process is to write it all down on paper or in a memo. You’ll need to make sure that you fully understand each step to automate it. If necessary, get someone else (or your existing team) involved in helping you to identify each step.
3. Write out the user stories for the steps in your business process and make sure that your team members understand them too.
You’ll need to make sure that every person working on the business process understands each user story to automate it. It includes your existing team members, contractors, and even your suppliers, although some of them already understand your business process!
4. Decide how to implement the steps for the steps that you identified in step 3.
So now it’s time to decide how you will implement each of the steps. There are several options here, so let’s go through them so that you can make the best choice and automate your business process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
5. Automate your business process using an existing system.
It is a wise option because several existing systems will enable you to automate your business for free or for a meager cost. Customize your systems to suit your business, and they provide you with a user-friendly, interactive interface that will make it easier for you and your team members to use.
6. Identify an existing system from step 5 that fits the bill and use it.
If you decide that using an existing system is the best option for automating your business process, all you have to do is find one similar to the one we’ve identified in step 5. Then all you need to do is use it.
7. Register the automation system with a coding platform.
Now you have identified a suitable option from step 6; you need to register it with one of the official coding platforms. If your system is for internal use only, you should use a free and open-source coding platform like Google App Engine or Wix. If your system is used externally, your corporation should use a paid version of these platforms, such as Code42, and their service is free for the first 12 months.
8. Add your building automation system to the coding platform
All you need to do now is add your building automation system. It takes a few minutes and should be done by the end of step 8.
You’ll then receive a confirmation email, which gives you access to test the system. You must do this! It is where you’ll find out if there are mistakes in your system, and you can identify them and fix them before they become a bigger problem.
9. Customize your automation system for your business
On the coding platform, you’ll be able to see which parts of your system need customizing. It would help if you made any necessary changes now before it’s too late because once you’ve launched your automation system, it will be too late to change anything. Just a little bit of custom code is needed to get your automation system up and running.
This guide has taken you through all of the steps involved in automating your business.
We’ve focused on giving you the knowledge and tools that you need to get started rather than continuing to tell you what other people have done.
It’s up to YOU to make your business your own, so make the most of it.