The inefficient, manual, repetitive task is engrained into the day-to-day operations of most businesses. It manifests itself in a variety of ways.
Here are a few of the most common:
- The cutting and pasting of data from one report into a spreadsheet in order to produce "the real" report
- The upkeep and use of an obsolete system or software “because it contains valuable information”
- The laborious reconciliation of timesheets, billings, expenses or “non-accounting” data
- Unsecured paper/document-based messaging or communication workflows