Hope everyone’s well. I was asked a question regarding our estimated time savings and was hoping to post the question out to others here for a wider point of view.
If a bot runs every 30 minutes throughout the day, every day, and takes 5 minutes to run, it runs (48x5x365=) 1460 hours a year. Does the bot save 1,460 hours a year?
Or if the person who ran the job used to run it twice a day, and it took them 10 minutes each time does it save (2x10x260=) 87 hours?
Basically, does it save the time it took the person to do it, or does it save the time it takes the bot to do it? Or is it a mix?
I ask this because we always used to give 87 as our answer, as that makes sense, but we now have automations running for processes which weren’t possible before but are hugely useful to be run. If they weren’t running before, or were running on a greatly different schedule, how do you measure the hours they save?
Keen to hear other people’s take on this, thanks!