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Automation – Not Just for Factories

Automation is known to increase productivity and improve quality while decreasing errors and wait times. When most people think about automation, they usually think of factories with robots or complex manufacturing equipment used to make millions of widgets. But the reality is automation surrounds us and we use it every day to improve our lives, […]

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Identifying Good Candidate Tasks for Automation

There are several things to look at when trying to identify tasks and processes that might be well suited for business automation. Here are some things to consider. Look at the big picture Make sure you look at the big picture and examine your processes from start to end.  This will help you to identify […]

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The Benefits of Business Automation

Every business has processes that can be automated.  But is it worth it?  Of course automating tasks does cost both time and money. But there are many benefits that must be taken into consideration, some of which are not easy to define or measure, but can have a real impact on any business. Here are […]

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Using Excel to Automate Business Tasks

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We all have to deal with them. They are hair pulling, mind numbing and time wasting.  Some are inherited from the systems we work within but many turn out to be self-inflected. I’m referring to inefficient tasks, you know – those processes that all businesses have – mundane, repetitive overhead – costing real time and […]

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Why Hire an Excel Consultant

In previous articles, I’ve talked about the benefits of using Excel to Automate Business Tasks.  I’ve also shared common areas were you may be able to use Excel Automation along with a few examples.  Often, small and medium size businesses don’t have the skills or the time to spend automating these tasks.  There is just […]

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How to hire an Excel Consultant

There are many Excel consultants and not all are equally qualified.  It is important to do your homework when trying to find someone to help you with your project.  Here are some things you should look for in a consultant… Proof of Experience Look for an Excel Consultant with experience.  They should be able to […]