Hyperautomation - Is Now the Time to Act?

Hyperautomation is a data-driven approach that organizations are beginning to use to automate as many business and IT processes as possible. It involves orchestrating the use of such technologies as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA) and other advanced technologies. While hyperautomation is gaining attention among IT Executives and companies generally, broad implementation is beyond the reach of many organizations because it involves extensive planning, and collection, verification and structuring vast amounts of data as well as implementing or integrating the technologies that often are new to them such as AI, RPA and ML.

Nevertheless, these hurtles do not mean that planning for hyperautomation should not be undertaken. This would mean mapping out potential processes to be included in the project, identifying data sources and data preparation issues and identifying and evaluating the potential advances technologies to be included.

Such a planning process will be a large undertaking, but since hyperautomation is gaining steam, now is the better time to begin planning for it rather than waiting until it needs to be done under pressure for competitive reasons.

There is much further reading available, including for example, this paper from Deloitte.

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