Business owners and managers often get used to the old way of doing things. As a result, they become comfortable in their business managing habits, even if that means taking the slow route. If that sounds like you, it’s time to break out of the rut. You can create a more profitable and successful business by implementing new strategies to speed up processes and cut back on time-wasting. One way to do that is by using automation. Interested in learning what automation can do for your business? Here are four tasks that you’ll no longer have to worry about with automation on your side.

1: General Administration

Nowadays, there is no need for tedious administrative tasks to take up the bulk of your workday’s time – not when you can schedule most batch jobs to perform their tasks automatically at a set time. Using Cron jobs allows you to do just that, making it easy to integrate into your workflow models. Cron job scheduling is widespread because it comes built into UNIX servers and provides a free way to begin automating some tasks. You can run these repetitive tasks hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly, saving your business time and money. Plus, you don’t have to worry about errors.

2: Emails

Do you find that most of your workday gets taken up by writing emails? That doesn’t have to be the case. For customer service emails, you can automate responses to the most common questions, saving precious time. If you’re worried about the email losing the personal touch, you can still automate the email to include the recipients’ names. For the emails you need to write manually, you can use an automated signature or signing off message to speed the process slightly.

3: Blogging

Writing a blog or two every week for your business’s website might become a daunting task. Luckily, you don’t have to slot it in as a weekly obligation, as you can schedule the blog posts instead. Write (or pay for) a batch of relevant, high-quality blogs, and then schedule them to get released over time (making sure that the content is evergreen). That way, you don’t even have to think about it once they’re out there.

4: Payroll

Payroll is a timely, costly task for HR – something they must do every month to ensure all employees get paid on time and correctly. With automation, this task becomes much less daunting. The right payroll software automatically calculates and pays employees without the need for human input, making it a worthwhile investment for any business with more than a handful of employees. There’s far less chance of human error with automated payroll, too.

Your days running a business don’t have to be dedicated to mundane administrative tasks like scheduling workflows, posting blogs, or doing the payroll. Instead, you can focus on more critical areas of the business while automation takes care of all the repetitive jobs. So, if you’ve yet to get on board with the latest automation technology, this is your sign to do so. It will save you a lot of money, time, and energy in the long run!