What Business Process Automation is and Where Flowingly Fits In

by Aug 28, 2023Process Improvement

What is Business Process Automation?

In today’s fast-paced business world, where time is money and efficiency is king, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. That’s why we thought we’d explore what business process automation is, how it benefits organisations, and where Flowingly fits in the BPA space. 

First things first: what is business process automation? At its core, business process automation (BPA) is all about streamlining and optimizing the way your company operates. By automating certain tasks and workflows, you can reduce the time and effort required to complete them, which frees up your team to focus on other, more strategic tasks. 

There are several ways that BPA can benefit your business. For one, it can help to increase efficiency and productivity. By automating previously manual tasks, you can cut down on errors and speed up the time it takes to complete them.  

This, in turn, can save your company both time and money in the long run, like in the case of SIT, where their finance team removed 1,200+ hours (150 working days a year) of wasted process admin time in just six months. 

Another key benefit of BPA is that it can help to improve the quality of your work. By automating your processes, you can ensure they are being done consistently and accurately every time. This can be particularly useful in industries where even minor errors can have serious consequences. 

But how does Business Process Management (BPM) differ from Business Process Automation (BPA)? 

Business Process Automation (BPA) is a specific aspect of Business Process Management (BPM) that focuses on using technology to automate organizational tasks and processes. While BPM looks at the overall management and improvement of business processes, BPA specifically aims to reduce manual work through automation. 

BPA involves using software and tools to streamline workflows, eliminate human errors, increase efficiency, and save time. It allows companies to optimize their processes by replacing manual steps with automated actions, freeing up employees to focus on more complex or value-added tasks. It can lead to cost savings, faster turnaround times, and improved accuracy in completing tasks.

Match the process to the right technology in your toolbox

So where does Flowingly fit in the BPA space?  

At Flowingly, we don’t consider ourselves just traditional BPA software.  

There are two key reasons for this. 

We’re all about rapid and scalable business process automation, and often, BPA or BPM tools rely on IT support and development. 

We’ve combined multiple vital elements of business process improvement in one tool – everything from process mapping (like tools like Promapp) to automation (like tools like Nintex or Power Automate). 

Since Flowingly is a cloud-based, no-code automation platform, it makes it easier to automate workflows and streamline your operations. With our no-code builder, you can design custom workflows that automate everything from simple tasks to complex, multi-step processes without any IT resources. 

Even if you don’t have a background in automation or coding, you can easily design and implement workflows to help your business run more smoothly.  

Our goal is to bridge the gap between business and IT teams, empowering leaders from across the organisation to contribute their expertise and automate the processes that they run day in and day out.  


What Todd Energy accomplished with Flowingly & Power Automate in a year


Instead of spending months building processes, our tool emphasizes visual process mapping, allowing users to map and automate processes end-to-end in just a few days, rather than weeks or months. 

Our real-time process analytics and insights help users make data-driven decisions for process improvement and identify bottlenecks. The real benefit, though, is constantly being able to fix those process issues. Sometimes even in a couple of minutes. 

We also recognize the importance of collaboration and communication within teams. Users can comment, provide feedback, and collaborate directly within flows, enhancing teamwork and continuously improving the way they work. No more static process maps collecting dust in a filing cabinet. 

In conclusion, business process automation (BPA) is a valuable tool that can revolutionize how companies operate. By automating tasks and workflows, BPA increases efficiency, productivity, and the overall quality of work. It saves time and reduces errors, allowing teams to focus on more strategic activities.  

Flowingly, as a cloud-based, no-code automation platform, offers a unique solution in the BPA space. With our visual interface, customizable workflows, and integrated mapping, we want to empower business teams to map and automate their processes without relying on IT support or development. 

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