Have you ever found yourself wishing that routine and repetitive tasks like extracting data and copy pasting from one system to another, could be efficiently automated? Let me tell you, you’re not alone. Studies show that over 83% IT decision makers believe that workflow automation is an essential step in their aim to achieve digital transformation. What’s great is that around 70-80% of rule-based processes can be automated and here’s where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can step in and make a profound impact. A fascinating and sustainable technology of the growing interest in digital transformation, RPA has enormous potential in revamping and adding value to the way businesses like yours function.
So, ‘What exactly is RPA and how can it help my business?’ you ask? I am going to offer you an answer through an overview of RPA in my blog today. Let’s dive right in!
Meet a unique digital assistant – an RPA bot i.e., a software robot that can fully or partially automate a product as well as a service to perform high-volume, repetitive tasks.
This kind of automation (entailing an impressive concoction of computer vision, NLP, deep learning, among other technologies) allows knowledge workers to devote their focus to more thoughtful, creative, and strategic work.
The good news is, overall, RPA implementation is hassle-free. It’s powerful in the real sense as it has access to information through legacy systems via swift and simple front-end integrations. This basically allows it to mimic the actions that a human worker would do. Back-end connections to databases and enterprise web services facilitate automation, too.
Read on to get an idea about some industry implementations of RPA:
These industries are among the major ones adopting RPA; there are a lot of other industries that can benefit from RPA.
You may have heard people using RPA and AI as synonyms. But here’s the major difference – RPA is process-powered, and AI is powered by data! RPA bots are merely obedient mechanisms-they follow processes defined by an end user, whereas AI bots leverage machine learning to identify patterns in unstructured data.
The two technologies do complement each other and share a connection in the sense that AI can help RPA to automate tasks completely and manage more complex use cases. RPA helps AI insights to be executed promptly. Here’s a case study that illustrates a great use case of a robust AI mechanism.
In these unparalleled times, more and more companies are opting for RPA to create a healthy work environment and keep those smiles on their customers’ faces intact! I think, after reading all of this, you may have started creating a plan to involve RPA in ramping up your business workflow!
Taking a step into a brilliant domain fusing AI and RPA in a sense, do look through our interesting blog that’s actually a tantalising recipe you could treat your business to – it’s about hyper automation that takes RPA to the next level and matters more than ever now.
What’s more, RPA, when coupled with the alchemy of machine learning, turns into an even more potent concoction named intelligent automation. So, do watch this space for our upcoming blog about intelligent automation! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us if you have any comments or suggestions.
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