Robotic Process Automation
Robotic Process Automation aims to replace the repetitive tasks done in an enterprise with digital workforce referred as “robots”.
FREES UP HUMAN RESOURCES
RPA frees up human resources for more stimulating & value-added tasks rather than performing repetitive non-intelligent work.
RPA ensures repeatable tasks are performed with high accuracy, consistency and high productivity, while ensuring a complete audit trail of the work performed.
An RPA Robot typically costs about $3000 per year, which is substantially lower than the cost of an offshore employee
What sort of processes can an enterprise automate?
Processes involving repetitive tasks such as accounting, data entry, timesheet tracking, basic financial calculations, etc. can be automated using RPA tools
RPA enables data movement from one software application to another including data intensive processing such as doing data formatting and crunching before moving from one software to another.
Workflows that are rule-driven, where more than 50% of the scenario is well defined can be entirely automated by RPA tools.
Identify set of process within an enterprise that are repetitive and can be automated.
RPA Expert works with the business to identify the feasibility of automating such processes.
Once the processes are identified and approved by the business, these processes need to be scripted using a RPA Tool.
Scripts are each Process are prepared in the Test Environment.
Deploy the scripts in a production like environment to fix the bugs within the scripts.
Ensure that,environment has same set of security & deployment settings as that of production.
Deploy & Monitor
Robots are deployed in the production environment and managed via Orchestrator.
As the processes change with Business evolution,the scripts needs to be updated.
Also, production support is needed to ensure that,scripts work fine despite changes to production Environment in form of OS updates, new installable etc.
ADVANTAGES OF RPA
RPA offers several advantages over an human worker.
Reduce the overall cost spent on the repetitive task
Robots can work 24*7*365 at more efficiency than a regular
Human resources are prone to attrition,mood swings,etc. Where as Robots are always consistent
Reduction in human errors
Limitations of RPA
It is important to recognise the limitations of RPA, which deciding the processes which needs to be automated. The limitations include