ROI of Automation: Should You Automate X?

Should you automate X process?

I recently came across this classic chart from xkcd on evaluating ROI of automating a manual process. As Zapier’s engineers seem to do, I will be keeping a printout of this chart at my desk. Thanks to this article from Wade Foster, founder of integration automation startup Zapier. H/T my co-founder, Phil Haslett, for sharing the article.