You’ve gone to school – probably for some time – to do what you do. Whether you manage a company, work in high-level engineering or do something else, you’ve gotten to where you are because of a combination of education and hard work.
The same can be said of your workforce. Your team is comprised of individuals who are specialists in their fields. They’re the best of the best, which is exactly why you’ve put them in the positions they’re in. You’re proud of what you do and you trust them to do their jobs well.
But, when you think back on it – how many times have you, or your team, had to backtrack to correct an error? How many times have you paced in your office wondering if it could be corrected in time? Or, how many times have you sent off a report hoping beyond hope that the numbers you used to come to your conclusion were accurate?
It happens – it’s the nature of most industries. We second guess things because errors happen, in fact, most budgets contain space for those errors. There’s no system that’s completely foolproof, but, what if you could reduce the risk of human error almost completely? Would you do it?
The Cost of Human Error
Before we go further, we should be clear: we are in no way advising that you do away with your staff to implement automated processes; instead, we see the two working together.
However, even the best professionals make mistakes. It’s estimated that up to 80% of errors in manufacturing and engineering stem directly from human error. The actual monetary costs of human error vary depending on the industry and what happened, however, we read about million dollar mistakes on the news every day.
The cost is often more than financial loss. It can also affect productivity. It can affect the trustworthiness of a brand or company. It can lead to complete demise.
How do You Handle Errors?
Think about you current processes; what do you do when there’s an error?
When a mistake takes place, either in data entry or another area along the way, those at the top look into what happened, into where the fault lies and into what to do to fix it. The problem is corrected and work proceeds as it always has.
It’s great when an error can be corrected. But, when it is, do you sit back and wait for it to happen again? Or, do you do something about it? Do you know where to start?
Could Data Automation be the Solution?
What if your process could improve to provide support to your team, to enhance decision making and other processes instead of relying completely on human efforts and knowledge? It’d take business up a notch and help you grow in your field like never before, right?
When data is collected manually, it must generally be entered manually. But, from there, the options are endless.
Data can be exactly what you need it to be. When working with the right platform, data fields can be customized to help you gather the information you actually need, without the bulk that you don’t. From there, it can be managed, trends can be tracked automatically and insights can be presented in real time. That means that any decisions you need to make can be made without second guessing, with certainty because your information is based on facts, not guesses.
If you could reduce your rate of error by 80%, would you do it? Want to learn more? Check out our one-minute videos today!