Gartner Research

When and How to Use Robotic Process Automation in Finance and Accounting

Published: 20 December 2017

ID: G00341659

Analyst(s): Cathy Tornbohm , John Van Decker

Summary

Robotic process automation should be evaluated on speed to value and total cost of process ownership in the context of your existing finance activities. This research helps application leaders spot and evaluate RPA use cases in finance and accounting.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • What Can RPA Be Used for in Finance and Accounting Activities?

Analysis

  • Use RPA for Routine Work, and Use It Together With Other Tools
  • Use Best-Practice Automation Options Over RPA If They Are Available
    • Considerations for Using or Not Using RPA in Finance and Accounting
  • Determine If Your Finance Organization Is Ready for RPA
    • How Many People Can RPA Replace in Finance and Accounting?
    • Achieving Excellent Finance and Accounting Business Outcomes

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