Over the last few years, many organizations have been focused on automation. In the increasingly competitive market, many organizations are under a constant pressure to deliver better results with less resources. In many cases, automations can help to solve this problem. The automation for repetitive, frequentlyoccurring tasks is an area where – even today – a lot of efficiency can be obtained.
In this article, we explore the opportunity that service automation presents to local governments. As one of their many functions, local governments serve as service providers to their community of citizens. Local Government service departments deal with many different requests, ranging from very simple requests for parking permits, all the way through to more complex issues such as providing arbitration and dealing with appeals. Many of these services can be partially or completely automated, making local governments more citizen-centric as well as more cost efficient.