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73% of Businesses Plan to Adopt Automation to Deal with Brexit- Related Processes

18 March 2019
Businesses are preparing to conduct extensive reviews of their software and processes ahead of Brexit, survey reveals.

81% of UK businesses plan to review their business processes and software ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU, according to a survey conducted by software monitoring specialist Eggplant. London-based Eggplant has also found that over two-thirds of organisations (69%) plan to hire staff, while 73% plan to adopt automation to deal with the likely new processes imposed by Brexit.

77% of businesses expect that Brexit will create challenges related to software systems and processes, according to Eggplant’s data. 65% of respondents believe with some degree of certainty that Brexit will impact systems and processes in particular. This number increases at the C-suite level, where 79% believe that Brexit is certain or very likely to impact on software systems and processes.

The survey, conducted among 250 UK business leaders from C-level (36%), operations, IT and software management roles, also revealed that the significant upheaval and change will mostly affect technology and IT processes (30%) followed by supply chain (17%).

“We are witnessing one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in our lifetime and this is amplified at an organizational level when it comes to software and processes and the interconnected supply chain,” said Dr John Bates, CEO of Eggplant. “Intelligent automation will be fundamental to enabling operations, tech and software teams to test post-Brexit business models and coping with the potential challenges ahead.”

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