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Working smarter, not harder is the name of the game. Sure, adding more hands on deck is a good temporary fix, but it’s not a viable long-term solution. When it comes to order processing, paper is a real productivity killer. It’s also expensive, slow and prone to errors. The key to achieving peak efficiency is to find a way to handle orders without relying on human intervention.

Going paperless has never been easier thanks to sales order automation. Without 100% data capture accuracy, reliability concerns are easily overcome. Now there’s considerable information available on the benefits of moving to order automation, but let’s explore the other side. What do you have to lose by making the switch?

Here are three bad habits you can wipe out with a single smart decision that will instantly transform the way you do business.

  1. Quitting Paper. Giving up paper is like giving up a bad habit. You know it’s doing more harm than good, but you feel rather helpless. For every customer order that arrives, think about the amount of manual intervention required for processing from printing and distributing to manual data entry to filing and storing. Every physical touch introduces the opportunity for error and delays. It’s an unnecessary headache that’s easily worth forgetting.
  2. Wasting Money. When it comes to manually processing sales orders, it’s an expensive endeavor. Did you know the average order can cost over $9 to process? When you think about the thousands of orders received, that’s a lot of money. With sales order automation, you can easily reduce transactional costs by more than 80%. It’s time to stop throwing money away and instantly boost profits.
  3. Frustrated Staff. Dealing with a mountain of paper invoices is exhausting. Re-keying orders is tedious, repetitive work. Not to mention that keeping up with order volume fluctuations can mean a lot of overtime. Instead, why not save your employees the monotonous, low-value data entry tasks and let them spend their time on more strategic tasks like customer service, troubleshooting and revenue generation? Your staff will thank you and so will your customers.

With the help of Sales Order Automation, you can impress your colleagues and your boss while delighting your customers and employees.

This blog was originally posted on Conexiom's website here.

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