This IDC Perspective document investigates the adoption of automation at various levels in industries post-pandemic and how it is helping for industry 4.0 revolution. The COVID-19 epidemic has brought attention to the necessity for corporations to react quickly, nimbly, and precisely. The chance to adopt intelligent automation and digital transformation is being brought by the post-pandemic era. Intelligent automation transforms the relationship between people and technology by combining technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, robotic process automation (RPA), and machine learning, which enable a new level of collaboration and accelerate the levels of creativity and value within the enterprise. After the pandemic, automation usage rose globally, and nearly half of all enterprises in Asia/Pacific plan to increase their use of RPA in the next five years. According to IDC's 2022 Asia/Pacific (Including Japan) Internet of Things Survey, 50.8% of the organizations in the region are currently using digital processes for inventory management. The retail and wholesale industry has the maximum share of 72.4% for managing inventories digitally. Approximately two-thirds of employees in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) already collaborate with a bot for their tasks, and 60% are likely to automate their work using low-code platforms, according to the results of IDC's 2022 APEJ Future of Work Employee Perspectives Survey."Manufacturing and industrial organizations entered a new age of technology adoption after the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic increased supply chain unpredictability, and in view of that, many organizations used reshoring, nearshoring, inventory buffering, and other supply chain diversification strategies to increase their agility and prevent an overall production downtime. This, in turn, has pushed the use of cloud-based technologies for remote collaboration and line and supply chain management," says Piyush Singh, senior market analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific Internet of Things Insights Team.