Friday 1st September, 2017
KPMG and Automation Anywhere, a global leader in enterprise robotic process automation (RPA), have announced an alliance to help clients automate manual business processes to achieve cost savings, manage capacity increases effectively, and increase operational efficiency.
“Across nearly every industry, business leaders are evolving their employees’ roles by shifting repeatable tasks ‒ like data entry and billing ‒ to RPA platforms, allowing their employees to remain more focused on driving innovative and creative approaches to solve larger business issues, such as enhancing a customer’s experience,” said Todd Lohr, Principal, Advisory, KPMG LLP. “During the past two years, KPMG has completed multiple implementations built on Automation Anywhere’s platform. Together, we’re helping clients improve decision making across the enterprise, enhance quality, reduce risk and effectively provide governance of RPA programs through a structured framework.”
The global market for RPA software and services reached $271 million in 2016 and is expected to grow to $1.2 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 36 percent, according to HfS Research, The Services Research CompanyTM. This comes as organizations increasingly automate processes in most applications, including legacy apps where investment costs for traditional automation are prohibitive. KPMG’s 2017 Global CEO study noted that 57 percent of CEOs are investing in workforce training over the next three years to help employees keep pace with RPA and other emerging technologies.
"With this alliance, KPMG and Automation Anywhere will help companies define and execute their RPA strategies, improving efficiency and automating routine tasks," said Mihir Shukla, CEO and cofounder, Automation Anywhere. "Our industry-leading technology, combined with KPMG’s experience and deep understanding of their client’s business challenges, will help organizations reap the greatest benefits from automation executed intelligently.”
Automation Anywhere offers a user-friendly platform with more than 100 prebuilt commands that can be configured to automate processes. Its technology can perform either surface or graphical user interface (GUI) automation in addition to more sophisticated methods, such as Web service and database calls.
The alliance with Automation Anywhere is the latest addition to KPMG’s growing alliance ecosystem of Intelligent Automation technology companies; offering clients tailored solutions to deliver the most viable automation scenarios.