What Is Robotic Process Automation?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a software technology that is aimed at automating some of humans' monotonous interactions with digital systems. RPA can automate digital tasks such as identifying, extracting and manipulating data from files/folders, performing actions such as scheduling, sharing, triggering a defined set of actions, sending automated emails and much more.
The technology is governed by rule and logic-based business processes, where a software robot can learn and mimic human actions. The technology is simple and easy to build and deploy and is highly scalable. More and more businesses are now adopting the technology as the bots work without any interruption and can process a large amount of tasks at a faster rate, while humans get to focus on rather more important activities. A single bot can be deployed to perform a set of actions or a group of bots can be deployed to coordinate and perform different sets of tasks, just like a human workforce. They are faster, reliable, efficient and very precise.
What can RPA do for me?
The software bots in RPA act as your digital workforce and can replicate most of the actions performed by humans. They can interact with any digital system and/or software application and perform actions such as open and view files, extract information from one file and move to another file, make calculations, parsing data, resume and emails, connect to other applications using APIs, schedule calendars, trigger reminders and send automated emails.
RPA is an easy to adopt technology and so there is no need to change any of your existing systems/applications. It is quick and easy to build and deploy bots to automate business processes throughout the organization.
Benefits of RPA
Where can RPA be used?
RPA can be used to perform a large number of monotonous, repetitive tasks that are done manually. It can be used across different industry verticals and can be adopted to any organizational size. It can perform useful actions relating to activities such as hiring, onboarding, payroll, purchase order and invoice processing, insurance claims processing, credit card application processing, procurement management, inventory monitoring, production management and much more. Deploy the bots anywhere within your organization and you will see the results within minutes.