The concept of working remotely was already becoming an increasingly popular model across many industries even before the appearance of the coronavirus on the world stage. The proliferation of ever-evolving technologies like Skype, Teams, Zoom and Confluence meant that large numbers of workers could finally say a welcome goodbye to the dreaded commute and say hello instead to a more flexible and productive future.
A New Urgency
The advent of the coronavirus pandemic at the beginning of 2020, along with unprecedented lockdowns and the consequent economic shutdown, was a massive vindication for those progressive enterprises who had long championed the work from home approach. But more importantly, the new reality has forced businesses who had previously been resistant to the idea to take a long, hard look at the very real benefits of working remotely. It’s fair to say that these companies have faced a stark choice as COVID-19 has swept the globe: adapt or fall. As a result, millions of employees around the world now find themselves working from home, a state of affairs that requires a great deal of logistical planning to ensure optimal productivity so that businesses stay where they want to be – in the black.
The Quick and Easy Way to Higher Productivity
To make the most of this new normal, forward-thinking enterprises with their fingers firmly on the pulse of the latest developments are turning to innovative technology and embracing the digital transformation like never before. Robotic Process Automation (RPA), where bots allow the quick and easy automation of repetitive and time-consuming processes, is exactly this type of technology, offering effortless routes to boosting work from home productivity without wasting valuable time and money on expensive IT contractors.
Let’s check out just 6 of the many ways that bots can help make remote working a win-win situation for businesses and employees alike.
- Seamlessly Connecting Disparate Platforms
Bots are deployed to integrate disparate platforms and applications, with hardly any coding and no APIs required, enabling the seamless transmission of business-critical data across enterprises so the right information always gets to the right people when they need it.
- Setting Up Home Workstations
Bots are used to automate processes to facilitate remote working, enabling the straightforward and trouble-free registration of new hardware, the setting up of VPN access and the linking of a specific employee ID to the new equipment’s registration numbers.
- Tracking Employee Tasks
Bots make it possible for remote workers to easily track their progress across different projects, manage events in a team calendar, attach relevant files and share important items with colleagues.
- Logging Attendance and Hours
Bots help define each employee’s work schedule and send them automated reminders to ensure compliance, as well as automatically logging their attendance and work hours.
- Ensuring Optimum Home Connectivity
Armed with each employee’s postcode, bots automatically monitor the available home broadband and 4G connectivity in the area and compare them with the individual employee’s home package. Enterprises can then recommend and pay for upgrades for their employees if a better service is available.
And finally, just to remember what’s REALLY IMPORTANT in life….
- Arranging (Virtual) Coffee Dates with Colleagues
Catching up with colleagues over coffee is great way to promote team cohesion even when working from home – and it’s easily automated. All team leaders need to do is select the participants and define the desired duration of the meeting. Bots then check the participants’ calendars, find available timeslots for everyone and schedule the meetings automatically over Zoom. Kick back and enjoy!
It’s Not What, But How
These are merely a sampling of the crucial processes in the remote working arena that are prime candidates for fast and painless automation. But the key to a successful automation project lies less in what you choose to automate and more in how you go about doing it.
We at Kryon are leading the automation charge with our Full-Cycle Automation Suite. The only one of its kind on the market, this total automation solution fuses Process Discovery™, RPA and analytics in a single, unified and easy-to-use platform. The full-cycle approach – from discovering and mapping processes right through to optimization, development, automation and continual analysis for impressive results – is what makes Kryon the #1 choice in uncertain times and is the secret to ensuring a successful automation journey from start to finish.
Because we want you to be able to take full advantage of our Full-Cycle Automation Suite, our dedicated team of experts is available 24/7 to answer all your automation questions.