Make no mistake. 2018 is the year of automation. As more enterprises begin to recognize the tremendous value this technology can afford their businesses (and their bottom line), more key decision makers are jumping onboard. Yet, there remain some CIOs that are still unsure about which direction to go in. If you are in this group, here are five compelling reasons intelligent automation should be one of your priorities this year.
Accomplish more with less.
One of the biggest challenges today’s CIOs face is lowering operating costs. Because intelligent automation replaces manual labor, it dramatically improves productivity and efficiency. The work is done faster and with fewer errors and. And the measurable results are pretty incredible, with some organizations saving tens of thousands of labor hours each year.
Preserve the customer experience.
Not only does automation continuously run processes and workflows, but it also continuously tests their viability. As such, it catches defects and glitches right away, before they have a chance to impact production. This greatly mitigates the risk of an IT failure causing a business interruption, thereby saving money and protecting your organization’s reputation. And when you think about the cumulative cost of IT failures (even minor ones), the investment in intelligent automation becomes much more favorable.
Become more predictable and therefore more credible.
Because automation eliminates the human element, errors become a thing of the past and processes become more predictable, both in terms of execution as well as budget-wise. When your primary testing mechanism is automation, you’ll experience far fewer time or budgetary spillovers. This will lend a sense of confidence and credibility to your team and the IT department as a whole.
Deliver more innovation faster.
As CIO, you are tasked with spearheading many innovative initiatives. Others look to you for the latest and greatest technologies, systems, applications and policies. You are expected to continuously drive the organization forward with speed and agility all the while delivering ROI. Intelligent automation could easily become your ace in the hole. Why? Because automation can shorten project timelines by up to 40%. And since testing is automated, you’ll be able to roll out new technology faster and with more confidence. The sooner you incorporate improved technology, the sooner it can begin generating value.
Allocate resources more optimally.
When manual work is shifted to digital “workers,” skilled IT personnel are freed up to focus their time and expertise on more mission-critical projects. Time-consuming, repetitive manual labor is not enjoyable, nor is it professionally rewarding. Leveraging intelligent automation will give you the ability to attract, recruit and retain top IT talent. Human resources will be allocated more strategically and your IT staff will appreciate the fact the high-value work they’re tasked with.
As you can see, there are several drivers behind a CIO’s decision to adopt intelligent automation. Which one of these resonates most with you? Would you like to see automation in action today? Take it for a test drive and experience intelligent automation for yourself.