A version of this Blog was first published on the Enterprise IT World
First, let us put a definition of hyperautomation in place.
Hyperautomation is an enabler to help organizations with maximizing productivity, minimizing expenses, and ultimately operating with increased efficiency, to succeed in today’s economy. Technology takes several years to develop, but it seems as if everything happened in a jiffy to bring about a digital transformation that has made lives faster, smoother, and more importantly simpler. The concept of machines doing more work than humans themselves is now being accepted for business operations as well.
Therefore, this small write-up will throw some light on the details, prospects, and benefits of Hyperautomation.
Good time to start with this long introduction, isn’t it? I will try to make it as simple as it can get. As implied by its name, it takes automation a step further. It helps prioritize eliminating the dependence of the input of human assistance. Though conventional automation aids in the optimization of task processes, hyper-automation adds an extra layer of robotic intelligence that makes the process even faster, error-free and end-end automation. This is what makes it an inevitable trend in the race for digital transformation. Further, it can be thought of as a discipline that augments human capabilities instead of replacing them.
While one might think hyperautomation is just hype, let us tell you that the hype is real, especially if you are looking to help your organization get ahead in today’s fast-paced, extremely distributed, and limited-resource environment. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workforce has now become highly remote, resulting in much lesser staff members in facilities. This has also resulted in a lot of industries being unable to move as fast as they desire or must.
Thus, some of the goals that are driving organizations towards hyperautomation today include:
While these are just a few of the reasons why there has been a surge in hyperautomation adoption across industries, according to Gartner, by the year 2025 more than 20% of all products and produce will be first touched by a human only at the time of purchase. This projection shows that organizations are today realizing the kind of value that hyperautomation can add to their business processes, thus they are looking to move towards implementing automation for streamlining their business.
Extending core automation and RPA with advanced technology like AI and Machine Learning, hyperautomation can help organizations in:
For organizations that have low automation levels and legacy operations, hyperautomation can be especially advantageous, as they would be able to witness real results via automation of digital processes and infrastructure. This would aid in increasing connectivity, agility as well as efficiency of business operations.
Since automation is already being used in some form or the other across industries, hyperautomation too can be used in various sectors to enhance their existing processes. Listed below are a few examples of use cases for hyperautomation:
Hyperautomation takes mechanization to the superior level and expands the extent of computerization, to a level not experienced earlier. Keep in mind, it is not just the automation of tedious and rule-based but the focus is currently more on information and intelligent work. Start to empower more dynamic chores and there are more tools and instruments at work here like RPA, Advanced Analytics, AI, iBPMS, Low Code Platform, Blockchain, and others, all coming together to solve a complex problem. Hyperautomation is making waves across industries.