Robot Process Automation

Robot Process Automation – Introduction:

According to McKinsey, a management consulting firm, Robot Process Automation is a promising new development in business automation that offers potential Return of Investment (ROI) of 30-200% – in the first year.

Robot Process Automation (RPA) can be described as the automation of processes done normally by a person. With the use of software robots it is possible to mimic the actions of a human user performed on a computer application. Today, the use of RPA is used intensively in the category of high-volume repeatable tasks that are time-consuming and routine for human beings. The software robot can be taught a workflow and perform the different steps that it being coded into the model.

The Benefits:

With the help of software robots it is possible to eliminate human errors, assure higher quality and achieve productivity gains. It can also help employees to focus less on repetitive tasks and more on higher-level work. The elimination of making errors with data entry is beneficial in invoicing process, transportation and order management.

Process Performance and Improvement:

In the age of automation, Robot Process Automation is an additional tool to reduce processing time, eliminate waste and reduce variation. With the help of the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology, organizations can identify the right candidates for RPA projects and improve process stability. With the LSS techniques and tools, constrains and bottlenecks analysis can help to find the right candidates for RPA.  There are 3 lessons learned that needs to be applied in RPA projects.

1: Understand the deviations and variations in your process

2: Before attempting RPA project to any process first aim to stabilize the process

3: Control the processes that are automated to make sure that the software are executed as designed

Software platforms:

UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations efficiently automate business processes.

Blue Prism has developed Robotic Process Automation software to provide businesses and organizations like yours with a more agile virtual workforce.

Automation Anywhere is the world’s most widely deployed RPA solution designed to automate any business process that can be automated.

Resources:

Robot Process Automation Success

UiPath Video Tutorials

 

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