Automation and robotisation have recently become more and more common. This is most true for repetitive, time-consuming business processes. An effective answer to these routine computer activities is RPA (Robotic Process Automation) - automation of processes through software robots. These virtual employees are able to relieve people from repetitive tasks that do not require specific knowledge. These activities account for approximately 10 to 30% of employees' daily work responsibilities, mainly in the areas of finance, human resources and public administration.
Solution is suitable for any company
Currently, large companies and corporations reach for RPA, but this solution is suitable for any company. It is also irrelevant whether it is necessary to automate only one report or process, or all company departments. The necessary tasks can be performed once or regularly, on a daily, weekly, monthly or even quarterly basis, such as the mentioned creation of reports. Automation has a wide application, from processing invoices in an accounting firm, checking received forms by the local government or flipping data between systems in a manufacturing company.
It saves time and costs
The great advantage of RPA automation is that it eliminates the human error rate that could occur with these repetitive tasks. An equally interesting benefit is the significant savings in time, financial costs and relatively easy use, as it includes an intuitive graphical user interface. RPA is able to work with all types of applications and systems, but as all automation takes place at the presentation layer (OSI model), the company's infrastructure and security measures remain intact.
RPA is usually always associated with the automation program itself, and there are currently several RPA software providers. The best known are BluePrism, UiPath, Automation Anywhere or akaBot, which is developed by our company FPT Software..
The coronavirus pandemic did not change the fulfillment of the RPA potential, on the contrary. According to Gartner analysts, by 2022 RPA will be used in some form by up to 85% of large companies.