Data Automation: Reducing human error

No one is perfect- and even the most seasoned employee can inadvertently invert a number on a spreadsheet. It happens to the best of us.

If you or someone on your team is manually transcribing data, typographical mistakes are going to happen. Regardless as to whether your company is involved in biotech, manufacturing or IT, data entry errors can cost your organization time, money and resources.

If you work in a commercial industry, data entry errors can lead to overfilled or underfilled orders. If you work in the health care industry, the simplest of data entry mistakes can lead to serious problems.

Errors become increasingly common among employees to are charged with inputting large quantities of data over extended periods of time.

Managers whose organizations rely on accurate data are always looking for ways to reduce (if not completely eliminate) human error.

To err is human

Yes, if your work in a data-rich environment, you can encourage your employees to take regular breaks, just to give their eyes and brains a break. While this may help reduce errors, it’s not going to eliminate them entirely.

To err is human, after all.

This is where data automation software comes in. Automation software will allow you to instantly upload information, from a wide-spanning list of sources, to a single database. It can also help you organize semi-structured data, unstructured data and structured data in a way that’s meaningful.

And, when all of your critical data is stored in a central location, it can be easily accessed by your employees. When data is organized and accessible, it can greatly improve operational efficiency and employee output.

There are measurable, meaningful advantages when it comes to data automation.

Have questions? Call Pathways International today

Pathways International was founded with the goal of becoming the premier boutique business intelligence firm in the world. We focus on innovation, quality and speed and we can help you understand how technology can be utilized to harness growth opportunities.

In the past six years we’ve helped develop more than 200 award-winning business intelligence solutions for clients across a myriad of industries.

We all know that data can be messy, and if the data you’re collecting isn’t entered correctly, the mistakes can cost your organization both time and money.

For more information on how data automation can help improve your data collection in addition to improving your bottom line, call us today at 720-662-7454.


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