Jun. 30, 2022

How ERP Enables Automated Workflows for Enhanced Productivity

Keren Sherer Taiber

VP Product Management
How ERP Enables Automated Workflows for Enhanced Productivity

Workflow automation is necessary to expedite processes and enhance communication between various stakeholders. It eliminates manual tasks and uses software programs to execute different strategies. Modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions often come with a workflow automation module. If not, they can usually be customized or integrated with a third-party workflow automation program.

Workflow automation ensures that processes are expedited and tasks are streamlined. It is well-known that automation eliminates human errors and terminates outdated manual tasks prone to mistakes. In addition, companies can significantly reduce the process cycle and quickly achieve business and technical goals.

Let's take a look at how ERP enables automated workflows for enhanced productivity.

Enhances DevOps communication

One of the biggest hurdles developers and operators find is a lack of clear communication. DevOps witnesses various siloes that result in repeated requests for contact and confirmations, resulting in unnecessary delays and inter-departmental frictions.

An ERP with a well-integrated or in-built workflow automation module ensures that DevOps does not have to face this issue. It channels workflow automation so that releases feel natural and streamlined, while communication between operations and developers is greatly improved. In other words, ERP enhances communication between various DevOps stakeholders and reduces bottlenecks during or after releases.

Improved IT network administration

Workflow automation is necessary for bringing cloud operations and network administration together. Cloud processes entangle many risks. Workflow automation helps deploy, manage, and monitor network services across the organization and adds a layer of security and communication that streamline network administration.

Organizations often struggle with network administration as most of them use both on-site and cloud software programs. A workflow automation module integrated into the ERP system ensures a single point of truth, simultaneously synchronizing all network-related data across devices. As a result, one can expect improved IT network administration and fewer security-related threats.

Upgrades business process workflows

An ERP with automated workflow features often enhances business process management (BPM). BPM is closely related to workflow automation and helps organizations structure their processes to serve their customers efficiently. Workflow automation modules are based on BPM best practices, enabling organizations to operate orderly and achieve their strategic goals.

These processes occur in the background with minimal human intervention, leaving no scope for errors or misjudgments, significantly improving business process workflows.

Several studies show that although BPM and ERP often overlap in their functions, workflow automation ties their processes together. Most importantly, workflow automation can be turbocharged with the help of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled ERP.

Workflow automation complements various ERP modules

Workflow automation is necessary for practically every area of a business's operations. Marketing Operation Processes (MOPS) often employ workflow automation to deploy, manage, and monitor marketing campaigns. Similarly, CRM relies heavily on workflow automation to improve customer satisfaction scores. Companies can also use an intelligent ERP to direct workflows to behave in particular ways when dealing with finances or while managing manufacturing workflows.

Workflow automation is increasingly dependent on AI to help resolve errors and suggest pertinent information accurately. An AI-enabled ERP will be able to do just that.

Choose an ERP with in-built workflow automation

Organizations increasingly understand the importance of integrating workflow automation with ERP. An AI-enabled ERP enhances DevOps communication and eliminates bottlenecks by automating workflows. In addition, it ensures that network administration is safer and, when automated, the risks are fewer.

Modern ERP solutions such as the one we offer at Priority come with in-built workflow automation to streamline various business processes. In short, you will be able to leverage your ERP and make it function better when you use it alongside workflow automation.

The Author

Keren Sherer Taiber

VP Product Management

Since joining Priority in 1998, Keren has progressed through several leadership positions and now leads as the Director of Product Strategy. She has an industrial engineering degree and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Her journey reflects a consistent dedication to advancement and excellence.