? Initiative highlights automation in business


A new initiative from Synaptek and its parent company, Spherica, demonstrates how automation can help businesses. 

The #ThinkAutomationSeries will share insight on the technology via a series of webinars, blogs and white papers that detail the opportunities for businesses using automation.

Synaptek, Intelligent automation specialists, and Spherica, IT service providers, are also offering an exclusive, free automation starter pack to help businesses to start using automation.

Synaptek say that automation may be attractive to businesses facing challenges due to the coronavirus crisis and associated lockdown, as adding intelligent automation to business systems may assist with connectivity and continuity challenges many businesses face.

Intelligent automation, the Bull Street-based firm says, not only reduces mundane, repetitive tasks to free employees up for more engaging work, but it also delivers solutions to common business issues that would otherwise be slow to address or at risk of human error.

This could be anything from upscaling server capacity to meet unexpected demand, to automating employee “onboarding” processes to attract and keep the best talent.

Automation delivers many competitive advantages, vastly improves employee and customer experiences and increases the speed with which businesses can respond to change, Synaptek says.

Steve Jennings, co-founder and managing director at Spherica, said: “Following more than a decade working side-by-side with clients to transform their IT, we’ve been privy to the challenges businesses face in the ever-evolving digital economy.

“The agility of many businesses is constrained by manual processes, siloed systems and disjointed working practices, but we never imagined that these issues would be brought into such sharp focus by the COVID-19 crisis.”

Karl Nicholson, chief information officer at Synaptek, added: “What we’ve witnessed in recent weeks has cemented our mission to help more businesses quickly implement automation strategies that improve their agility and better prepare them to respond to opportunities and threats.

“We want to create a more connected and automated world of work that ensures businesses have the right platform integrations and efficient processes in place to continue to run under almost any circumstances.”

The Think Automation Series’ first webinar will provide attendees with invaluable insights and practical advice on how to implement automation. The event will take place on 28 May at 11am.  

Mr Nicolson added: “What we’re sure will change as we emerge from this unprecedented period is how we work. A more automated future will require continuous learning and upskilling of staff to enable them to embrace new technology. 

“We’re confident that the right automation strategy offers an opportunity to aid recovery and better protect businesses and their staff in the future. We aim to enable businesses to become stronger and more efficient and this Think Automation Series will share the stepping-stones to developing the most effective automation strategy.”

Sign up to the #ThinkAutomationSeries here