There’s a perfect storm brewing across industries which is accelerating businesses’ needs to automate. 

  • Skills shortages
  • Wages accelerating
  • Costs accelerating 
  • Post-pandemic effecting how people work
  • Brexit still rumbling along

Automation is the only way of keeping business going and it’s not about taking your job, it’s about preserving it. 

However you look at it, automation would have touched your life in many ways.  

But what about the jobs?  

Well, think of it this way, what’s the alternative to not adopting technology?  

How well equipped are you and your business to survive? Because someone out there is already automating their business, ready to disrupt yours. 

Prior to the pandemic, businesses were considering automating some or all aspects of their company and the pandemic sped this decision-making up.  

The cause of this was two-fold. The first was because people weren’t working in one place, businesses had to get systems and platforms up and running quickly, and the second is any planned digital transformation projects were forced to become automated. 

This has moved the majority of businesses ahead by some ten years, compared to the speed automation was rolling out pre-pandemic.  

Automation has become crucial to business, owing to many factors including Brexit, people suffering with Covid in the long term and a lot of people reassessing their jobs in the face of the pandemic choosing different roles which are less pressured, combining to cause a skill shortage. 

Whilst there are Government strategies both at a local and national level, aiming to address the skills gap, everything is combining to push for automation being needed in pretty much all businesses, because with the skills shortage comes wage inflation (as those that can do the jobs get paid well). Which in turn pushes the business to look at other ways of making a profit.  

And a drive for profit calls for automation. 

The thing that makes automation possible is software and engineering. Software is everywhere! Once you start the process automation can happen in various stages. You don’t need to wait for the robots to come to make the decision. 

We deliver impactful software solutions for businesses across a wide sector of industries such as Boeing, Veolia, EasyJet and the NHS, all looking to automate practices.  

Take for example our client, Diamond Logistics, a nationwide fulfilment and delivery company whose ambition was to become the UK’s first national same day and express fulfilment network.  

We delivered automation into this business with a SaaS platform named despatchlab that integrated Diamond Logistics’ clients’ eCommerce systems, operated their warehousing, fulfilment function, courier network, communicated with carriers such as UK Mail, DPD and Yodel and ran operations and finance within their organisation. The outcome? All-round automation that is making their ambitions became reality. 

So the question is, what automation could your business benefit from? Talk to us and we’ll help you answer it. 

Automation is not just for tech companies. It’s for everyone. 

You just need to think like a software company.