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Intelligent Automation Can Fast Track Digital Workflow Transformation for Enterprises

kofax, There are new operational realities for enterprises, given the current uncertainties, making “automation at scale” critical for creating frictionless customer and employee experiences. Yet many initiatives have so far focused only on automating distinct processes.

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An intelligent automation approach can put organisations on the fast track to digital workflow transformation. But to support rapid adoption of end-to-end automation, business owners – the ones closest to the operations – and IT, must collaborate. This is because business owners bring a new perspective to automation requirements. These “citizen developers” understand how processes fit into the broader strategic operations, and so, working with IT, they can offer insights to speed the design and deployment of intelligent automation across the enterprise.

A new mindset for “automation at scale”
Many enterprises start the automation process in one area and then proceed from there in a piecemeal fashion across departments, functions and regions. This disjointed approach creates very real challenges for the business.

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In a recent commissioned Forrester Consulting study, respondents revealed a siloed approach resulted in high technical debt (46%), delays in successful outcomes (35%), and difficulties solving large operational challenges/scalability (34%). However, the positive is enterprises also know how to overcome these obstacles, with 99% of respondents attesting to their belief that a single-vendor platform approach to automation is the answer. These findings are based on an online survey of 450 IT automation and AI decision-makers at global enterprises and 450 individual contributors across business departments at global enterprises.

Moving from point solution to platform
The move from a point solution to a platform is necessary if enterprises want to adapt to ever-changing market conditions and customer expectations. Note that IT cannot do it alone as the demands for automation are simply too great for technology teams to tackle with traditional coding approaches. This is where business line managers, as citizen developers, can offer a distinctive perspective on automation needs. Working together collaboratively ensures automation initiatives move faster and makes the business more agile.

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