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The Top 5 Reasons You Need Business Process Automation

Sometimes in business it can feel that you are drowning in manual processes, wasting time that you could be using on growing your business. That's where business process automation comes in. We take a look at the top 5 reasons why you need business process automation.

Roadmap Development

You know where you want to go, but how do you get there efficiently, effectively, and economically?  How do you set up each cycle for testing and learning before proceeding to the next to ensure you are taking the steps that are most valuable to your customers, users, and products?
ICatalyst helps you to create your roadmap by taking you through the journey of:

Identifying the long term vision
Breaking the vision down to concise and testable components
Defining dependencies across components
Overlaying dependencies with milestones
Assign a testable value to each milestone to assess achievements

Market Assessment

You have your concepts in place, you understand the value and where in the market it fits, but what does that market look like?  Is it red-ocean, blue-ocean?  What is the competitive landscape and the overall value of the market you are looking to compete in?  These are the questions answered by the Market Assessment.
ICatalyst will create a report after going through the process of:

Understanding your offering
Researching the direct and secondary markets related to your offering
Conduct a gap analysis of the market based on expectations
Identify and assess competitors or likely competitors in the space
Performing a risk analysis on the competitive landscape

Business Tooling

Putting all the right tools in place to ensure your business can be effective can be time consuming.  Ensuring your teams can communicate, connect, and collaborate effectively helps to keep the business running smoothly.
The Business Tooling process will see your business set up with:

Tools to effectively manage email
Tools to communicate across teams
Tools to share content and files within teams
Tools to communicate and interact with customers
Analytics tools to monitor effectiveness
Documentation detailing each tool and where it should be used within your business

Business Kickoff Kit

Starting a new business?  There is a lot to do, a lot to think about, and a lot to prepare for.  The good news is however, it is a solved problem so rather than starting from scratch, build upon the ICatalyst Kickoff Kit which can be tailored to your tone, values, and language.

Business Vision Definition

Having a clear vision makes thing easy for the entire team to make the right decisions at the right time.  Being aligned on what that vision means therefore is extremely important to ensure a team is fully and properly empowered to drive the business forward.
The process of developing or validating the vision includes:

Understanding the reasons and goals for the offering in question
Perform ambiguity reviews to find where there are incongruities within the various perspectives
Work with the team to create an aligned and singular vision that the team can own
Document and define a high level roadmap