Insight

Governing the bot revolution

Realize the promised value of RPA initiatives through an enterprise-wide approach that balances the need for speed with the need for control.

Centralized control stops ad hoc RPA deployment and drives true transformation

Robotics process automation (RPA) is a game-changing technology—one that is probably already changing the landscape of your front- and back-office business functions, or soon will. Studies show software robots can help automate approximately 45 percent of the business activities people currently perform in the workplace.

But deploying RPA isn’t as simple as it might seem. You can’t just let your business units run wild, unleashing bots left and right to take over the “robotic” tasks of your business that humans really shouldn’t be doing anyway. 

Rather, smart, forward-thinking companies will implement RPA in a careful, deliberate, planned, and strategic manner. An enterprise-wide RPA delivery model is a key enabler of this implementation plan, providing the necessary level of centralized control to minimize risks associated with technology enablement and realize the true, long-term value of RPA.

Governing the bot revolution

Centralized control over robotic process automation deployment in business

Additional insight

Listen to David Kirk's companion podcast Digital labor governance: A balancing act of control and speed.

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