Entering data by hand isn’t just a hassle; it also hurts your company’s bottom line. Companies that rely on outdated models of data entry experience the pain of inefficiency in several ways.

First, staff must re-key data into separate programs because the company’s systems don’t interact. When a simple insurance policy or payroll change means typing the same information two or three times into different systems, the company is both wasting time and needlessly exposing itself to risk.

Second, staff must manually enter data that could have been captured automatically.  Here’s how the hand entry of data impacts your company:

1. It’s risky. Manually entering data is an error-prone process that exposes your company.
2. It’s inefficient. Hand-keying the same data over and over again is a poor use of staff time.
3. It’s frustrating. Your team would rather focus on value-added tasks, not data entry.
4. It’s slow. Manual data entry is just not the fastest way to enter data.
5. It’s vulnerable. Maintaining HIPAA and PHI data is vital. Most often the individual in many companies who is doing the data-entry isn’t even trained in proper security and data protection.

In closing, smart and integrated benefits, human resources, and payroll management systems can reduce the inefficiency and errors associated with hand-keying data through smart automation and interconnected programs. A full-featured Employee Lifecycle solution provides companies with the tools needed to increase revenue, boost efficiency, and reduce risk. Ask us how Generous Benefit’s technology can increase productivity and protect your company.

Bret Brummitt

Bret Brummitt


Bret started Generous Benefits in 2019 after 20 years of working inside the Employee Benefits industry with the goal to create a company that focused on improving communities through benefits.  And the term Generous was no mistake, as Bret thinks in terms of broad scope ideas, processes, and technologies that can improve 1 person's life or the community as a whole. With this idea that Generous Benefits weren't just your typical checklist of commonplace insurance or wealth savings plans, but that a benefits package has room to be stretched, tailored, and curated to make a desirable long-term impact.

Bret also spends time coaching other insurance agencies with Q4Intelligence and participates with thought-provoking communities like Health Rosetta and the Free Market Medical Association to help expand his understanding and learn from others.

Oh, and he can be found around Austin running with Gilbert's Gazelles or denying his age with the Austin Metro Baseball League as a member of the Austin Blue Jays.