The cost of system integration is easy to measure. Building more integrations saves your business money. Use the robots for what they are good at!
If you can automate, automate!
Competition is at a level where either you capitalise on an opportunity today or your competitor will tomorrow. The question whether automation is worth it is not just a matter of a making cost/benefit analysis today. Part of the analysis must be about making sure you don’t lose the opportunity.
With self driving cars, self service cash registers and apps for 1000s of functions all around us it’s safe to say that automation, self service and integrated systems are the way to the future. Automated systems perform tasks as complicated as surgery, driving cars and flying at a higher level then the human equivalent. Complicated systems are about to surpass the human skill set.
This means that we need to use our human resource at peak performance and in those places where automation is not possible (yet). The mundane tasks need to be taken out of the process in order to make the most of bringing your human skills and insight where they’re needed. So… automate as much as you can as often as you can in order to free up highly skilled brain power in your workforce.
After all, you’re not a robot are you?