Friday, 14th August 2020

AI helps grow profits faster

Global research highlights how organisations are capitalising on emerging technologies to enhance finance and operations for competitive advantage.

Organisations that are adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies in finance and operations are growing their annual profits 80 percent faster, according to a new study fromEnterprise Strategy GroupandOracle. The global study,Emerging Technologies: The competitive edge for finance and operations, surveyed 700 finance and operations leaders across 13 countries and found that emerging technologies – AI,Internet of Things(IoT),blockchain,digital assistants– have passed the adoption tipping point, exceed expectations, and create significant competitive advantage for organisations.

AI and Digital Assistants Improve Accuracy and Efficiency in Finance

Organisations embracing emerging technologies in finance are experiencing benefits far greater than anticipated:

  • Errors in finance organisations have been reduced by 37 percent on average.
  • 72 percent of organisations using AI have a better understanding of overall business performance.
  • 83 percent of executives believe AI will completely automate financial close processes within the next five years.
  • Digital assistants increase productivity by 36 percent and accelerate financial analysis by 38 percent.

AI, IoT, and Blockchain Drive More Responsive Supply Chains

AI, IoT, blockchain and digital assistants are helping organisations improve accuracy, speed and insight in operations and the supply chain, and respondents expect additional business value as blockchain applications become mainstream.

  • Organisations using AI in their supply chains have seen order fulfillment reduction by an average of 6.7 business days.
  • Applying IoT data to supply chain processes helps organisations reduce fulfillment errors by 26 percent on average.
  • AI is helping organisations reduce fulfillment errors by 25 percent, stock-outs by 30 percent, and manufacturing downtime by 26 percent.
  • Organisations using digital assistants in their supply chains have increased employee productivity by 28 percent and the speed of analysis by 26 percent.
  • 87 percent of organisations using blockchain have achieved or exceeded ROI expectations; 82 percent expect to see significant business value within the next year.
  • 78 percent of executives believe the ability to verify supply chain monitoring with blockchain will reduce incidents of fraud in their supply chain by 50 percent or more over the next five years.
  • 68 percent of respondents see increased business intelligence as a key advantage of emerging technology in supply chain operations.

Emerging Tech Equals Competitive Advantage

The vast majority of organisations have now adopted emerging technologies and early adopters (those using three or more solutions) are seeing the greatest benefit and are more likely to outperform competitors.

  • Emerging technologies have become mainstream and 84 percent of organisations are using at least one of these technologies (AI, IoT,blockchain,digital assistants)in production.
  • 82 percent of organisations using three or more emerging technologies are ahead of competitors, compared to only 45 percent of organisations using none.
  • Organisations using multiple emerging technologies are 9.5 times more likely to have market-leading financial and operational accuracy.
  • Organisations are 2-3 times more likely to purchase prebuilt emerging technology solutions than build them on their own (percentage varies depending on technology solution).
  • Almost all respondents (91 percent) considered SaaS applications to be a key enabler of emerging technology.
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