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Internal audit lags business in RPA adoption, poll says

Tammy Whitehouse | October 10, 2018

Business operations may be adopting robotic process automation technology at a faster clip than internal auditors.

That’s the implication of a recent Protiviti Webinar poll, where 82 percent of internal auditors said they had done nothing or were in the very early stages of considering deployment of RPA as part of their audit functions, says Andrew Struthers-Kennedy, managing director at Protiviti. That group included internal auditors who said they may have started exploring RPA, but did not yet have any bots, or automated processes, in operation.

By comparison, 65 percent of organizations as a whole are at similar stages of uptake, says Struthers-Kennedy. Of internal auditors who...

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