Process Automation Assessment for an NHS organisation:

HBL ICT is a Shared Service ICT provider who supports NHS Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Luton clinical and administrative staff with their delivery of health care (GPs, community & mental health staff). HBL ICT resources were stretched, due to high contact volumes. This resulted in long response times for customers and had an impact on the wider business, as the customers weren’t enabled to utilise IT systems effectively.
The IT Service Desk had manual processes in place to complete everyday tasks, related to serving the customers (such as account and device setup etc). They were looking for support in identifying candidates for automation within their organisation, which could free up their ICT staff to focus on more value-adding activities.

The Process Automation Assessment:

HBL ICT invited Ember to conduct a Process Automation Assessment  – a rapid analysis of opportunities to introduce automation. The assessment includes quantification of those opportunities, helping build a business case for investment.
Ember was able to identify opportunities to streamline some of their processes in just 2 weeks. During the assessment it was found that automating certain processes would free up 15% more time of their full-time employees. These processes were related to user account management and mobile phone provisioning and synchronisation.
In addition, Ember identified opportunities to improve communications, so that HBL ICT’s customers would be more likely to resolve issues without requiring ICT support – the key here is to create clear and engaging communications that drive self-service.

“Ember’s input surpassed our expectations. They provided us with robust recommendations incredibly quickly, and we’re now implementing the first of the proposed changes. We’re looking forward to the impact that will have on our workload.”

Simon Carey
Associate Director – ICT Operations
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Luton ICT Services

We provide world-class Robotic Process Automation (RPA) consulting. We identify, size and prioritise processes in your business, which are ideal for automation. We do this for all types of industries and are currently delivering large-scale automation projects with a number of household brands.

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