With automation, Guidehouse helps your organization dramatically reduce manual document processing, reducing costs and risk of errors and allowing you to reallocate valuable resources to higher-priority tasks.
Robotic Process Automation
Robotic process automation (RPA) software allows bots to simulate the actions of humans, utilizing user interfaces to capture data and manipulate applications. This contrasts with traditional scripting, macros, and back-end automation, which is time-consuming, complex, and harder to understand. Our RPA experts have diverse skills, with extensive hands-on experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art automation technologies, allowing us to apply a technology-agnostic approach to support the precise needs of your environment.
We support client challenges from automation of data entry processes to intelligent automation implementations, such as cloud-based machine learning, optical character recognition, and natural language processing. RPA reduces processing errors and rework, as well as increases standardization, freeing time spent on tedious, repetitive tasks and allowing you to focus on higher-value work.
Guidehouse focuses on a joint delivery approach to RPA, working with you to build your RPA capabilities throughout each project and helping you implement lasting, impactful solutions that save hundreds of manual labor hours. From defense to healthcare to financial services, we have worked with a variety of sectors to develop pilot RPA projects and quickly scale them into production.
Example use cases:
Large Federal Agencies:
Reduced a leasing process from 75 minutes of manual activity to a 7-minute automated solution;
Reduced a grant-sampling effort from 6 months of work to a mere 10 minutes;
Saved 5 hours per reconciliation, or 90 hours per month.
Data Collection and Report Generation
Data collection and management processes are extremely manual, time-consuming, and prone to error. Data analysts and scientists can spend up to 70% of their time performing simple data pulls and other tedious tasks, especially when collecting information on an ongoing basis. Through RPA, Guidehouse’s team provides you with bots that can automatically perform scheduled data pulls, check for data inconsistencies, and reconcile conflicting information in an efficient and accurate manner. Additionally, RPA can automate and streamline the generation of recurring reports, such as daily snapshots or monthly summaries, allowing your data personnel to focus their efforts on deriving additional insights and completing additional analyses. Guidehouse has worked with numerous organizations across different sectors, helping identify known and new stakeholders, and their unique issues and concerns; aiding in the development of strategic communications plans for local and national outreach to drive positive impact; and contributing to preparations for Congressional hearings.
Example use cases:
Automation and Standardization for Data Management: Increased client’s understanding of data management best practices by creating standardized training materials, reconciling grant data for consistency, and developing automated solutions using RPA.
Automating the Exploratory Analysis Process: Reduced exploratory analysis process of monthly financial activity to two minutes, allowing analysts to identify potential variances quickly and use results to generate reports. This RPA solution ensured the completeness, accuracy, and auditability of each financial statement, while reducing transaction processing time and human error.
Data analytics’ powerful potential is reflected in nearly every field and industry, offering insights to improve and streamline all kinds of processes by providing both high-level overviews and in-depth analysis into each process. As organizations often do not have the capacity to scale out these analytics or fully utilize their benefits, Guidehouse’s RPA team offers capabilities to help you discover and implement quick-win opportunities for analytics automation. Our team can help you expand on these opportunities and develop a sustainable analytics maturation strategy to support your organization’s unique objectives and goals.
Example use cases:
Efficiency for Financial Processes: Reduced exploratory analysis process of monthly financial activity to two minutes, allowing analysts to identify potential variances quickly and use results to generate reports. This RPA solution ensured the completeness, accuracy, and auditability of each financial statement, while reducing transaction processing time and human error.
Reduction of Document Processing Time: Reduced processing time for each round from 10 hours to 30 seconds by building a bot that let users reconcile source documents to ensure that all documentation of key figures for a leasing project were consistent across different sources, as well as automated a process that compared leasing data from five different sources and logged any discrepancies between key figures.