Does the co-pilot focus on a specific industry (eg. FSI, healthcare), function (eg. HR, F&A), persona (eg. developer, contact center associate) or a system (eg. System of Engagement)?
Eg. A co-pilot built for contact centers, that focusses on helping contact center associates in navigating through a support request.
Cross-Focus Area Synergies
If the above isn’t true, do the multiple focus areas have some form of synergies in the form of systems interfaced or data types supported.
Eg. Co-pilots can commonly share channels of engagement such as phone, chat & voice as systems of engagements across use cases and leverage CRMs as systems of record
Does the underlying process have redundant & unnecessary steps that may not be needed once the process is transformed? If yes, is the co-pilot re-engineering to address the redundancies?
Eg. Yes - Co-pilot brings collaboration between redundant steps to ensure that steps aren’t repeated and eliminates scope for human error in some areas, thus removing those review steps.
When applicable, does the co-pilot have the capability to cross-functionally operate across multiple functions, or layers of offices to finish the end to end use case?
If it does cover an end to end process, is it architected to serve individual tasks for individual micro-processes, while creating strong connections across each stage in the lifecycle?
Eg. A securities trade settlement co-pilot should be able to operate across the front office (traders), middle office (responsible for filing settlements) and back office (responsible for regulatory reporting), integrating with relevant systems and relaying various information between the desks.
Does the co-pilot cover various channels of engegement that the use case demands? If yes, is product development efforts prioritized efficiently based on the volume of engagement by channel?
Eg. A support co-pilot for a telecommunication company focusses largely on seamless interactions for voice based conversations with customers, however, also supports user inputs text message & Whatsapp
Simple Processes done at High Volumes
Is the co-pilot able to solve for a repeatable business process conducted by several FTEs, at a high cadence in a linear way consistently across multiple FTEs, multiple times a day with little variance?
Eg. A co-pilot on automating a driver onboarding process involves reading license information, inputting it in a system of record and cross checking it with tax document information, is done consistently across 1000s of reps at a business process outsourcing company
Complex Processes split across a large FTE pool
Are they solving for a wide variety of business processes, done by one of multiple FTEs, thus leading to a higher sum total of overall transaction volume?
Eg. A co-pilot automating a sales commission calculation process should be able to allocate deal assignments to finance analysts, triage to leadership for review and trigger a submission to payroll systems
Does the co-pilot address or provides mechanisms to address any financial risks associated with incorrectly inferring inputs or generating inaccurate outputs?
Eg. Yes - the contract renewal co-pilot generates a human review step wherein it juxtaposes the contract snippet with the renewal value and the extracted value side by side for human review
Does the co-pilot achieve an error rate low enough to be not substantial enough to avoid any financial losses? Is the variance in the output relatively consistent?
Eg. Yes - the accounts receivables co-pilot calculates the monthly recurring revenue within 0.1% of the actual value, based on historical trends
Does the co-pilot have adequate controls & experience design to address for regulatory risks, if there are any?
Eg. The corporate actions co-pilot triages the final step of a corporate actions release process to an analyst for final review prior to submission