Then, you’ll want to estimate the cost of your WLA investment. Understand the cost of workload automation software can vary widely based on the features of the solution as well as the complexity of your IT environment. The greater the number of features, the higher cost. Of course, robust, feature-rich platforms can automate more complex processes and tend to have more system integrations, so the cost savings potential is higher as well.
For the sample calculation below, we’ll estimate the annual cost of your automation software to be $65,000. Though, depending upon your needs, costs for WLA can extend well into six figures.
Employee wages, of course, depend upon the specific position, years of experience, and many other factors. But, for this illustration, we’ll estimate the average hourly wage for a computer systems analyst to be $49, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Finally, the number of tasks you can automate will directly impact your ROI. We’re showing just five tasks for this illustration, but many of our customers automate dozens of tasks. When you work with a provider with experience in your industry, they will likely uncover more tasks eligible for automation because they’ll have worked with many other companies similar to yours.