It is not however, without a sense of loss, as these activities cost money yet they add little or no business value. This business dilemma creates a case for more streamlined work processes, a case for more effective use of employee work time and a case for cost reduction in order to stay competitive.
RPA has emerged in the last few years as the sweet spot for this problem. We can now train software robots to perform these tasks while freeing up humans to perform decision based activities and high value tasks that provide the customer with high end value.
We can now train software robots to perform these tasks while freeing up humans.
It combines artificial intelligence, machine leaning and real time analytics to create software robots, capable of learning from their human counterparts to supplement the company’s workforce. The bots use their cognitive abilities to create a tireless support team using the same systems, rules and data validations to perform tasks, albeit at a much faster rate with dramatically lower operating costs. Return on investment is almost instantaneous as the bots can easily deploy and can get to work faster than any other automation options.
Although traditional methods of automation remain relevant and a necessary part of the digital portfolio, we will continue to see RPA, playing a more prominent role either supplementing the existing approaches or as an alternative to the invasive and investment hungry application replacements.
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Parts 3 of this series will explore how organisation can use RPA to rapidly automate process and to reduce operation cost, improve efficiency and increase flexibility.