Right now, many warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities are overwhelmed with trying to meet growing demand with a shrinking labor force and rising costs.
Fortunately, there’s a simple way to catch up and get ahead of demand by using voice automation. It allows your workers to get much more done with less manual labor and effort, by removing repetitive manual processes and automating mobile tasks. And it’s now faster, easier and more affordable than ever to implement a voice automation solution.
In this article, we’ll take a look at why voice automation is one of the fastest and most effective ways to boost productivity, efficiency and accuracy without hiring more workers. We’ll also look at how voice automation solutions are integrated into industrial workflows these days, so you don’t have to go through an expensive, time-consuming and complicated implementation of new technology or software.
Let’s take a look at how it works and how you can get voice automation up and running for your processes quickly and relatively easily.
The basic idea behind voice automation is simple: Instead of having to manually tap on a screen or a keypad to enter data and complete mobile software tasks, users enter data, trigger events and complete tasks by speaking simple commands into their mobile device or headset.
For example, our team at AccuSpeechMobile works closely with Zebra Technologies, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of mobile computing and barcoding scanning solutions, to integrate AccuSpeechMobile voice automation with Zebra devices and functions. Using AccuSpeechMobile integrated with our TinyTERM mobile apps and warehouse management system, users can speak a simple command into their device or headset, and it’s automatically converted into keystroke entries, function key presses, or event triggers such as barcode scans.
By removing repetitive manual steps and simplifying tasks, voice automation helps automate virtually any mobile process and saves huge amounts of time and effort over the course of a shift. Customers who use our voice automation solutions typically see productivity increases in the double digits, with a profound impact on their overall labor efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Another key advantage of voice automation is that it’s amazingly fast and easy to implement and integrate with your systems and processes, as long as you’re using a next-generation solution such as our AccuSpeechMobile software.
In years past, when companies looked at voice-directed on-premise voice automation server applications, it could take 18 to 24 months to implement a solution. It meant really expensive changes to your workflows and often introduced an entirely new and proprietary type of hardware. But those days are over.
Solutions such as AccuSpeechMobile are device-based, so they run directly on mobile devices, with no need for a server installation or back-end integration. Moreover, it works off-the-shelf with no custom software touching your warehouse management system, ERP or other business systems.
This is a vastly faster, simpler and improved way to implement voice automation, and you can start with a small-scale implementation—even for one or a few users—to test and validate your voice automation workflows before you roll them out more widely. You can test, re-test, and make changes in as little as 15 or 20 minutes, adding more automation gradually, and scaling up at your preferred pace.
When we partner with customers on voice automation implementation, we work closely with you to recommend and specify the right automation steps. We send one of our technicians to your site for a proof of concept and to show you how the automation will run on your devices and exactly how it will connect with and communicate with your network and systems.
This takes the uncertainty and trepidation out of the process, all while helping you get up and running quickly, effectively and at a vastly lower cost than traditional software or solution implementations.
To learn more about voice automation, how it works, and how you can implement it to automate your mobile workflows and processes, connect with AccuSpeechMobile now to schedule a demo and personalized consultation at your convenience.