For many the “Why Automate” is taken as a given, the main question becomes “When” should automation be implemented.
Although it is possible to automate in many situations, it is only going to be effective and worthwhile to automate “When”:
- Process being automated is stable
- There is a foreseeable volume of usage of the process into the future
- There is a need to improve the quality of the processing by reducing errors and improving consistency
- There is a desire to improve the speed with which each item is processed