To deliver on the robotic promise of reducing costs while improving margins and productivity, Alsbridge has decided to launch a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) service line. With the help of robots the consultancy expects to help clients deliver a 60% reduction in the cost of many IT services.
Alsbridge, a US-based benchmarking, sourcing and transformation consultancy with global operations, recently announced it will be offering a new offering focused on the ‘Robotic Process Automation’ (RPA) market. With the move the consultancy anticipates to capitalise on growing demand from clients across a range of industries, including automotive, healthcare and manufacturing. According to analyst firm Gartner the rapid development of automation technology is expected to mean that, by 2017, autonomics and RPA will drive a 60% reduction in the cost of many IT services, primarily through automating repetitive tasks currently performed by humans.
The new service line will focus on supporting clients with gaining the benefits that RPA delivers to businesses, such as reduced error rates, the ability to efficiently scale up and down based on fluctuating business demands and the pursuit of innovation. “RPA represents a critical emerging trend and a significant opportunity for Alsbridge,” says Chip Wagner, CEO of Alsbridge. He adds: “Through the combination of our established tools, databases and methodologies, coupled with our ongoing commitment to respond to new business demands and opportunities, we are confident that we are uniquely positioned to help clients navigate their RPA options, as well as guide providers seeking to identify opportunities and articulate their value proposition.”
“The RPA market is still immature with a variety of players, delivery models and pricing structures,” comments Derek Toone from Alsbridge, tasked with rolling out the new line. “Alsbridge has always stayed at the forefront of market innovations to optimise outcomes and mitigate risk for our clients. We look forward to providing the insights and unbiased advice necessary to successfully leverage RPA to optimal benefit.”