There are actually a lot of areas wherein automation can be implemented in an office environment. And automation helps the company in many ways such as minimizing the use of papers thus contributing to the welfare of the environment. It can also save the company office space when saving documents – instead of file cabinets, they use virtual storage.
Implementing automation to offices will save the company from a lot of expenses especially in archiving and saving documents. There are actually a lot of advantages that come with implementing automation in offices but the main advantage is the cost effectiveness. A good example would be is when the company needs to archive documents. Instead of buying file cabinets and a lot of papers, all the company needs is a computer which will serve as a database of all the documents that need to be archived.
Another example of advantage of automation is the use of computers. Instead of using the traditional typewriters, offices nowadays choose to use computers to efficiently create, edit, copy, print, and send documents. Unlike when you use typewriters, when you typed something incorrectly, you have to use a liquid to somehow erase it, or worse you have to type the whole page again. So instead of going through the hassle of using manual system, it is wiser and cost-efficient to use automated systems such as the use of computers.
But along with the many advantages come the disadvantages of implementing automation in offices. a common disadvantage of using automated systems is the training of older people who are more comfortable using the older system that a particular office has – they may find the new system hard to use.