Advantages of macros

Compared to a human operator, a macro interacts with a host application more quickly and with a smaller risk of error. A macro does not require that the person who runs it be trained in operating the host application. A macro can in many instances run unattended. A macro can be used again and again. A macro can be copied and distributed to multiple users. And most importantly, a macro can serve as a part of a broader solution to a customer requirement that involves both host applications and workstation applications.