Whitepaper from Cisco SPBU that nicely sums the advantages of orchestration and automation. Although its focussed on the service provider market, you could easily use this for an Enterprise proposal and make the case.
The overall savings in time and motions ranged from 60 to 70 percent, with the related OpEx avoidance from 50 to 70 percent. Over five years, that translated to an ROI of 383 percent and savings of $3 to $16.7 million for Tier 3 to 5 providers. The data for Tier 1 and 2 operators shows an estimated savings over five years that exceed $70 million.
Link: The Business Bene ts of Automation and Orchestration – http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/network-services-orchestrator/white-paper-c11-738289.pdf