There’s no way you can reconstruct hundreds of thousands of discrete, repetitive activities by tacking on new tools and technologies to existing enterprise processes. You need to first understand your current capabilities and identify the right mix of tasks and tools so you can focus your energy and investment.

To get some advice on your automation strategy, schedule a consultation with one of our automation experts.

Jump-start an agile automation practice

Strategy and execution should go hand-in-hand. This is especially relevant when it comes to automation. In today’s competitive environment, companies need to move quickly and iteratively by implementing an agile methodology, supported by skilled talent.  If you are in the digital race, it’s essential to understand the benefits of the agile process and how it helps global enterprises build bold new systems faster.

The fast-paced nature of an automation implementation requires agility, accuracy and flexibility within a Center of Excellence (CoE) framework.

Automate work across the enterprise to achieve digital scale

Once you’ve created an automation agenda or implemented a single robot, the work doesn’t stop there. Creating digital business models that balance customer experience and productivity requires automation at scale. That means implementing automation tools and processes across teams, capabilities and departments. Automation isn’t a one-off solution. Though there are several off-the-shelf RPA products available, to reap the full rewards, automation technology must be implemented deliberately across an entire organization.

A recent report from the IBM Institute for Business Value shares perspectives from 3,000 C-suite executives and the steps their pioneering organizations are taking to move from basic robotics to intelligent interactions.

With IT and business environments becoming increasingly complex, your technology will not add value if it does not deliver beyond what your employees alone can manage. Automation tools and AI can provide IT staff with critical information needed to help them make better decisions, and deliver improved service quality.

We recently teamed up with Forrester on a Total Economic Impact Study that explores the business impact of automation and AI on application management and maintenance.

In a world where early is on time and on time is late, automation is crucial for any enterprise to succeed no matter the market or industry.

Gene Chao, Global Vice President, IBM Automation