As organizations face ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, automation offers new ways to maximize productivity while minimizing costs. Although various automation tools have been around for decades, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has revolutionized computer automation. RPA software enables reusable, scalable, and centrally manageable solutions. RPA sits on top of existing systems with an intuitive graphical user interface, placing automation capabilities into business process owners’ hands, while mitigating lapses in translation between business user requirements and technical specifications.
Organizations that implement RPA reap the following benefits:
Simple and Cost-Effective. RPA simulates human actions on a computer (e.g., mouse clicks and keyboard strokes) and provides seamless and frictionless integration with existing infrastructure.
Accurate. Human error is unavoidable in high-volume, repetitive tasks. Automation virtually eliminates these errors.
Secure. Role-based access controls, logging bot activity, and audit trails ensure security and segregation of duties, while subverting fraudulent attempts and operational errors. Data privacy is protected by running automated processes behind locked screens.
Scalable. RPA’s memory and “compute” resources needs are low, resulting in rapid processing speed and making it well-suited to handle workload surges.
Empowering. When manual, repetitive processes are transferred to automated bots, people feel liberated and can focus on higher value add work.