Share with your friends

Accelerating Automation

Accelerating Automation


Related content

Plan your faster, smoother journey


45% of activities individuals currently perform in the workplace can be automated using already demonstrated technologies

60.5% compound annual growth in robotics automation market forecast by 2017-2018

More than 55% of global corporations currently exploring new automation opportunities


See the future. Get there faster. Intelligent automation is set to transform our lives. For business services, it promises huge gains, including lower costs along with better market insight into customer experiences. As a result, many organizations are already using basic robotic process automation (RPA) to carry out simple, rules-based tasks to become more productive.

The next step is to introduce more sophisticated intelligent automation classes that have the potential to lead to transformational change.  

The automation journey: types and benefits

Robotic process automation technologies address simpler processes that follow very explicit rules-based documented manual steps, often leveraging multiple systems (e.g. order entry). These automation tools often reside on the desktop resulting in shorter integration times and a faster path to automation.

The next level uses built-in knowledge and natural language processing capable of recognizing patterns from unstructured data and automating based on accuracy ratings. This often incudes starter automations right out of the box for activities such as IT operations and finance.

Cognitive automation is the most recent entry into the intelligent automation space and should be used when confident with evidence-based rationale. It includes machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and big data analytics, which are used to create sophisticated technologies that think and learn like humans.

Different types of automation offer varying potential benefits


Different types of automation offer varying potential benefits

To realize intelligent automation benefits faster, many organizations want to accelerate the automaton journey. With a detailed action plan, you can be ready to scale up to production in about three months.

To learn more on the automation journey including common myths around automation, case studies and a roadmap of the first 100 days, download the report below.

The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

Connect with us


Want to do business with KPMG?


loading image Request for proposal