What is and isn't RPA?
Robotic Process Automation is essentially software with a very specific task. You might think of them as more advanced version of functions or macros within Excel – except that RPA sits on top of other applications, and so can link them together.
RPA is used to reduce mundane, repetitive tasks being carried out by your team and can be configured to capture and interpret data, trigger responses and communicate with other digital systems. Bots are typically low-cost and easy to implement, requiring no custom software or deep systems integration. An example would be something as simple as generating an automatic response to an email.
What RPA is...
Configurations that automate manual and repetitive tasks
Virtual robots that integrate with existing software
Replication of desktop actions
Driven by simple rules and business logic
What RPA isn't...
A humanoid robot
Something that can entirely replace humans
Something that replicates human cognitive functions…yet
Purely just another cost player
At the moment Proservartner feel that RPA is being sold as a 'silver bullet' to all your problems, which it certainly isn't!
We regularly run breakfast briefings and workshops to inform people on the types of processes where RPA can be successfully implemented. Not only that but we give attendees the opportunity to get their hands on the technology and actually build a bot themselves.
You can find details of our next event: www.proservartner.co.uk/events