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Business automation. 10 ideas and examples


Business automation is using technology to automate repetitive tasks, reducing the need for manual intervention and streamlining business operations. Businesses can increase efficiency, improve accuracy, and reduce costs by automating routine tasks. 

Automation tools come in many forms, from AI-powered chatbots to machine learning algorithms that optimise business processes. In this article, I  will explore 10 automation tools for different areas of a significant business, including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Business Development, and IT.

Human Resources Automation:

ADP: ADP automates payroll processing, employee management, and tax compliance.

Workday: Workday automates HR processes such as recruitment, onboarding, and performance management.

SAP SuccessFactors: SAP SuccessFactors automates HR tasks such as benefits administration and talent management.

Finance Automation:

QuickBooks: QuickBooks automates accounting tasks such as invoicing, expense tracking, and bank reconciliation.

Xero: Xero automates accounting tasks such as billing and invoicing, expense tracking, and financial reporting.

Sage Intacct: Sage Intacct automates accounting tasks such as accounts payable and receivable.

Legal Automation:

DocuSign: DocuSign automates document signing and processing.

LegalZoom: LegalZoom automates legal document creation and filing.

Clio: Clio automates legal practice management, including time tracking, billing, and document management.

Business Development Automation:

HubSpot: HubSpot automates inbound marketing, including email marketing, social media management, and lead generation.

Salesforce: Salesforce is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform that offers a range of automation tools to help businesses automate their sales and marketing processes.

IT Automation:

Puppet: Puppet automates the configuration and management of IT infrastructure.

Ansible: Ansible automates IT infrastructure management and application deployment.

Chef: Chef automates IT infrastructure management and application deployment.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automation:

UiPath: UiPath automates repetitive, rule-based tasks using robotic process automation (RPA).

IBM Watson: IBM Watson is an AI platform that automates natural language processing, speech-to-text, and image recognition tasks.

Google Cloud AutoML: Google Cloud AutoML automates machine learning tasks such as image classification and natural language processing.

Machine Learning (ML) Automation:

H2O.ai: H2O.ai automates ML tasks such as predictive modelling and anomaly detection.

DataRobot: DataRobot automates ML tasks such as model selection and optimisation.

Amazon SageMaker: Amazon SageMaker automates ML tasks such as model training and deployment.

Bottom Line

Automation tools have become essential to modern businesses, allowing them to save time, improve accuracy, and reduce costs. Businesses can streamline their operations by implementing automation tools, freeing up resources to focus on more critical tasks. The automation tools discussed in this article are just a few available on the market, and businesses should carefully consider their needs and budget when choosing which tools to implement.

If you want to learn more about how automation tools can help your business, contact Dotun Adeoye. With years of experience in business development and strategy, Dotun can provide you with strategies and masterclasses on leveraging automation tools for your business. Contact Dotun today to get started.

Who am I?

I am Dotun Adeoye, a Business Growth Strategist, Author and Professional Speaker.

I’ve built up my experience via serial entrepreneurship, consulting leadership roles in business growth, business development and product innovation in large companies worldwide in the last 30 years.

Today, I consult with businesses on how to sustainably grow their businesses, sustain infinite growth, and ensure business continuity irrespective of the business climate.

Hire Dotun Adeoye to Speak Virtually or In – Person at your company’s event to cover this or other topics. You can also get in touch via +44 203 097 1718 or dotun at dotunadeoye.com


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