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Hyperautomation 101

Authors Photo Rachel Galvez | September 21, 2023

The more we talk about digital transformation, the more we hear the term “hyperautomation” emerge.

But hyperautomation is more than just a trendy, passing buzzword – it has a key role to play in unlocking new levels of process automation efficiency that result in big benefits for your organization.

So what is hyperautomation, why is it important, and what do you need to get started? Let’s dive in.

What is hyperautomation?

What is hyperautomation?

Per Gartner, hyperautomation is a business-driven, disciplined approach that organizations use to rapidly identify, vet, and automate as many business and IT processes as possible. It involves the orchestrated use of multiple technologies, tools, or platforms.

In short, hyperautomation is the process of automating as many processes as you can, as quickly as possible – by leveraging the right combination of tools, systems, and techniques.

The principles of hyperautomation apply to almost any business process, from simple, single-step processes that can be addressed using an RPA tool and a simple workflow to complex processes that often include large amounts of data, multiple constituents across an organization and frequently require humans in the loop.

Why is hyperautomation important?

Disruptions like the global pandemic and economic uncertainty have made three things very clear across businesses. They need to:

  1. move faster to keep up with changing processes, growing amounts of data, and the competition
  2. be more agile to pivot in the face of business disruptions
  3. improve data quality and integrity for better decision-making

Businesses also want to optimize staff to be more productive and efficient, reach a faster return on investment, and achieve digital transformation.

What’s the role of hyperautomation in all of this? When you think about the goal to automate as much as you can as quickly as possible, across as much of your organization as possible, it’s easy to see its impact in meeting all these needs and wants.

Even with an unpredictable market and the continuous exploding growth of business data, hyperautomation can ensure you survive, thrive, and reap the benefits of digital transformation.

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Components of a Hyperautomation Strategy

At its core, a hyperautomation strategy can be broken down into three components: identifying, vetting, and automating processes.

Identifying and vetting processes

While hyperautomation is meant to give you the ability to automate as many processes as possible – like complex, data-intensive SAP® processes – you need to be selective about the which to start with. Here are a few factors to consider:

  • How will success be measured? Time savings, automation costs, competitive advantage? Determine the metrics you want to focus on.
  • Can the complex process be automated in stages? Many complex, data-intensive SAP® processes, like bringing a new product to market, can be divided into linked sub-processes.
  • How will automating one process impact others that aren’t automated? Automating one process could create bottlenecks where other processes are still managed manually. Is there a logical place to introduce automation to improve productivity and efficiency without causing other parts of the process to become less productive?

Automating processes

Every business is different, so each strategy will be unique based on your own goals and priorities.

But there’s one thing all organizations should do once their processes have been identified and vetted – select an automation platform that delivers a combination of capabilities that will enable your hyperautomation strategy for complex, data-intensive SAP® processes.

Solutions for Hyperautomation Success

Hyperautomation is what powers better, faster digital transformation – but you need the right “equipment” to get there.

Success depends on a portfolio approach: identifying the best tools, platforms, and solutions that can work together to address your various process automation challenges. As one of our customers said: “We have Blue Prism and Precisely Automate, and we choose the best tool on a case-by-case basis.”

Precisely Automate is your partner in hyperautomation success, with a unique and powerful ability to help your company automate complex, data-intensive processes for maximum efficiency.

Our no-code platform consists of two applications: Automate Studio and Automate Evolve, which enable data management, workflow automation, and integrated data stewardship for common mass data processes in SAP® ERP systems, as well as for complex, data-intensive processes.

With Precisely Automate, you gain a platform aligned with the principles of hyperautomation – delivering the process efficiency, speed, and agility you need to improve business performance and stay ahead of the competition significantly.

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