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Are we only scratching the surface of automation?

22 January 2019

A report by the Capgemini Research Institute showed that less than one-fifth of global businesses are adopting multiple automation use cases at scale, and reveals that organisations are focusing on operational gains versus strategic long-term growth.

Over 40% of businesses have cited that the number one objective behind automation initiatives is to improve quality, and only 23% are looking to gain incremental revenue. The report also highlights that only 32% of surveyed organisations are focusing on use cases deemed ‘quick wins’ – those that are not only easy to implement but also highly beneficial.

The report ‘Reshaping the future: Unlocking automation’s untapped value’ surveyed over 700 executives from companies who are experimenting with or implementing automation solutions and analysed over 110 real-world use cases across six industry sectors. It showed that automotive leads the way in wide-scale deployments. Of the organisations already implementing automation, 25% are using automation at scale in the automotive sector, followed by industrial manufacturing and retail, both at 15%.  

From a country perspective, the US, France and Germany are at the forefront of adopting automation technologies at scale. 

Click here to read the full report


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