Business Process Automation via Robotics

By Jacob Goldberg

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It’s the year 2021. Human civilization has the luxury to do the things that truly matter to us and rely on robots to do all the tedious tasks. Okay… so we’re not quite there yet, but we are now capable of automating routine tasks with digital bots, allowing us to focus on more meaningful and challenging work. This is called RPA, or Robotics Process Automation.

RPA is most effective in business processes that are defined and documentedaren’t complex, and used frequently, such as data entry, reconciliations, data transfer, and report generation across applications and data sources. We’ve identified and built automated solutions for both our clients and internally for Guidehouse – savings thousands of hours, increasing accuracy, and improving workforce job satisfaction and retention.

Below are two of our recent examples:

  • RPA for Staffing: Whave made our recruiting team’s lives easierusing RPA to perform searches for candidates that match to open jobs at Guidehouse. We’re even using RPA to recruit for RPA Developers!
  • RPA for Financial Audit SupportAs Guidehouse is an expert in the fields of financial management and audit support we’re often called to process enormous data files within short turnaround times.  We’ve implemented RPA programs that downloading documents from websites, cross checking forms for accuracy, and emailing reports to key stakeholders, among other tasks 

As RPA requires no coding, no adjustments to legacy systems, and comes with a cheap price tag it’s rapidly becoming an essential tool for every top-level consultant – not just data analysts. While this may seem like a technology of the future, it’s closer to reality than science fictionMany large companies and government agencies, with very strict security protocols, have already approved the use of RPA with Guidehouse’s assistance.   It is not a flying car, but it is a great way to introduce a new capability, solve some persistent problems, and spend less time on boring and repetitive tasks!  

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