Why IT Is Prioritizing Robotic Process Automation
As they pursue digital transformations, companies expect to save on costs while increasing agility via investments in robotic automation solutions.
96% of survey respondents consider robotic process automation (RPA) as an important part of their company’s IT strategy, and 83% said it’s a key component of their organization’s digital transformation efforts.
59% said RPA will result in cost savings as they pursue digital transformation initiatives, and 54% said it will increase agility.
70% said RPA has become “more of a priority” within the past year.
82% said their organization is using RPA to automate business processes, and 78% said their company is implementing robotic automation tools in IT.
On average, survey respondents believe that nearly three of every five of their company’s business processes can be automated using RPA.
74% said their CIO, CTO or IT department is initiating RPA.
66% believe their company’s management understands opportunities presented by robotics at least “very much,” with 27% indicating that their management views these opportunities as “essential.”
84% believe that RPA tools are scalable, and 39% feel they are “highly” scalable.
Faster processes: 85%,
Reduction of manual efforts: 58%,
Greater accuracy: 57%,
Improved compliance: 51%,
Better standardization and consistency: 46%
Ongoing robot development, maintenance and error handling: 15%