4 Case Studies in Digital Transformation Strategy – RPA | UiPath
Let’s cut through the marketing speak.
Overuse has obscured the meaning of terms like “disruption” and “digital transformation,” making it hard to clarify the threat that disruption actually poses, and identify the strategies of companies that make through to the other side and thrive in the new reality.
Even if the terminology feels abstract, the effects are real. We’re talking about the life and death of companies and industries.
The ‘automation first’ era is upon us, and, as in the mainframe, personal computer, and mobile technology eras that preceded automation first, businesses that can’t adapt will lag behind.
Businesses and employees are already using software robots to increase efficiency, generate greater returns, and free employees from tedious tasks. It’s easy to envision a time in the future when every human will have a software robot of their own at their disposal—a robot for every person.
Companies that are thriving in this automation first era have developed digital transformation strategies that prioritize a change in mindset. That shift means, first and foremost, that if something can be automated, it should be automated.
The best way to develop a digital transformation strategy is to learn by example. In this article, I’ll go over four companies that succeeded or failed against the threat of disruption. None of them failed to see the future, but only some managed to successfully adapt to it.