In an unautomated
process, it is incumbent on administrators and staff to ensure that forms are filled out properly, that the receipts match the expenses, and the accounting codes are accurate.
The fact is, despite enormous individual engineering advances in recent years, we remain woefully inadequate when it comes to the art of design--the enigmatic and still largely unautomated
process of synthesizing multiple elements into final products.
First, there are still unautomated
areas of the lab that the current economic and labor climates for laboratory medicine are now making suitable for automation, specifically microbiology and anatomic pathology.
For example, the volume of (unautomated
) paperwork is a key constraining factor.
A warehouse equipped with Kiva robots can handle up to four times as many orders as a similar unautomated
warehouse, where workers might spend as much as 70 percent of their time walking about to retrieve goods.
Forrester calls the unautomated
and semi-automated work surrounding today's packaged solutions "untamed processes." Those untamed processes form in the seams and shadows of the enterprise, representing all the work involved with end-to-end processes that packaged apps cannot address.
There have been a number of occasions when I have exchanged emails with librarians in small, unautomated
Whitener jumped from shuffling papers as a customer service representative in an unautomated
insurance agency to garnering national acclaim as the 2010 Outstanding CSR of the Year for her work at an agency on Inc.
In 1994, proposed changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) not only unau-tomated a highly automated function of escrow analysis (the determination of the appropriate cushion, by state, by customer), the proposed changes required a manual analysis of any differences over a certain percentage (estimated to be at least 50 percent of all escrowed loans) into the hands of clerks yet to be hired to handle all of the soon-to-be unautomated
Forrester cites Nielsen BuzzMetrics and Cymphony as best in class brand monitoring tools; however, smaller companies can start buzz monitoring initiatives with tools like Google's Blog Search, Alerts, and Trends, which are free but unautomated
and devoid of analytical capabilities.
In an unautomated
credentialing department, it is common to find several full-time employees handwriting credentialing applications and hand-assembling packages to beat the deadline for a payor's credentialing committee.
Mining operations today are highly mechanised, but they are almost completely unautomated
. Our ability to plan operations is constrained by our limited knowledge of the orebody.