0823 Consolidating Wla Solutions Blog

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Over centuries, the Romans and their descendants have constructed the city, layering modern buildings on top of medieval architecture and ancient walls and temples. Rome has become a confusing – albeit magical – historical site, functioning as both a celebrated monument and a thriving metropolis. What Rome sacrifices for its grandeur are clarity and efficiency in its layout. 

Enterprises can find themselves like Rome as they piecemeal together their workload automation “WLA”/job scheduling and automation tools. Nearly 60% of enterprise executives strongly agree that their organization “has too many scheduling and automation tools in place,” according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey. Too many WLA solutions, for example, each with its own domain and each added over time through mergers, acquisitions, or incomplete migrations from legacy to modern systems, can create an inefficient, bewildering environment for enterprise IT teams. 

Unlike Rome, however, enterprises can take action to simplify the management and oversight of their automations. WLA software consolidation to a single powerful solution can provide the efficiency, scale, control and ease of use IT teams require. However, if enterprises choose to ignore their mishmash of automation tools, they are crossing the Rubicon to a difficult point of almost no return. 

The inefficiencies and automation barriers that arise when utilizing more than one WLA include:

  • Decreased organizational efficiency and agility: When automations are silo’d in an organization, it creates a barrier to organizational efficiency and agility, specifically because automated processes are not unified in one system and can’t be automated end-to-end.   
  • Manual intervention: When automations are silo’d and processes need to span two or more WLA systems, a person will need to intervene, which utilizes human capital and risks human error.
  • Limited employee opportunity: When tool proficiency is not transferable, it can limit employee mobility within an organization, add undue stress or on-call obligations, and limit ability to contribute to valuable or more strategic business projects.
  • Vendor relationship limitations: When too many WLA solutions are on board, the ability to deepen vendor relationships decreases, and  individual attention from vendors lessens.

RunMyJobs by Redwood is a fully modern SaaS WLA platform built to scale that enables enterprises to automate any business process across any technology. RunMyJobs facilitates full visibility and control throughout enterprise automations. Consolidating WLA solutions with an automation platform like RMJ can reduce the complexity and headaches enterprises face and enable a range of benefits that make enterprise IT teams more capable:

  • Gain automation workload efficiencies and organizational agility
  • Reduce human intervention, manual effort and errors, and increase employee satisfaction
  • Achieve deeper supplier collaboration 
  • Automate more processes with full visibility and control
  • Acquire deeper proficiency and knowledge with fewer solutions to learn

When in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do. Enterprises that consolidate their WLA solutions can achieve greater efficiency, capability, and employee proficiency.