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The opportunity of enterprise automation series: Moving into the fast lane

Accelerating enterprise automation and creating scale

Is your organization ready to turn artificial intelligence (AI) or robotic process automation (RPA) into ROI? This series explores how the organizational and operational readiness aspects of an enterprise automation roadmap can drive speed, scale, and success.

About this series: A guide to accelerating automation and creating scale

Are you launching your first two or three automation projects leveraging robotic process automation (RPA) or other intelligent automation technologies? And are you looking forward to realizing the value that can come from a digital workforce? Be prepared. Many executives are finding that if they advance automation initiatives without an enterprise automation roadmap and solid governance structures in place, they’re not able to achieve the benefits they were expecting. In fact, they are seeing longer implementation timelines and higher costs, leading to questions about the value of automation.

That’s because achieving true digital transformation through automation takes scale and is enabled by appropriate governance structures. To that end, business leaders should stop viewing automation as a functional exercise and start taking an enterprise approach. They need to shift their focus from launching the next one or two bots to building an automation “factory” that can quickly and efficiently produce tens to hundreds of bots, creating an end-to-end automation “factory” across entire process value chains. And they should move beyond seeing process automation technology as merely a small tactical fix so they can harness it as an enabler of business growth.

What drives this new, strategic approach? And what’s a key to success? In a word: readiness.

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What’s next—and why now?

As the competitive advantages of automation continue to expand, and the use of automation technologies becomes more common, the need for organizations to accelerate their automation programs and quickly move to scale becomes more urgent. It’s time to move into the fast lane.

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Explore the series

Choosing the right lane forward: Streamlining automation opportunity assessment and prioritization
Putting a structured automation assessment and prioritization process in place can enhance the success of your early automation deployments—a critical component to building a strong and successful automation program.

At the intersection of control, speed, and agility: How to optimize enterprise automation at scale with a center of excellence
The CoE allows for rapid transformation while controlling associated risks, ensuring that you’re managing your automation investments wisely and enabling you to operate and monitor your initiatives efficiently.
Building for performance: Leveraging design thinking in automation strategy
Design thinking can turbocharge automation value. By applying design thinking techniques across your automation program, you can drive ROI exponentially, not incrementally.
Going the distance: Measuring the ROI of automation
Taking a strategic, holistic approach to ROI during the planning phases helps to build a more robust business case, demonstrating how automation can drive competitive advantage and how you’ll save money.
Leaning into the curves: Automation lessons learned from the driver’s seat
Based on our work with hundreds of automation initiatives across a wide range of organizations, we’ve compiled a set of operating instructions that every organization can use to achieve speed, scale, and ROI based on a clear understanding of automation risks and returns.

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Valeriy Dokshukin
Partner | Digital Risk Management Solutions Leader
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Michael Koppelmann
Senior Manager
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

AJ Maxwell
Senior Manager
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP

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