Robotic process Automation

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.

COSISTENCY, ACCURACY

RPA ensures repeatable tasks are performed with high accuracy, consistency and high productivity, while ensuring a complete audit trail of the work performed.

LOW-COST

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?

Repetitive Processes

Processes involving repetitive tasks such as accounting, data entry, timesheet tracking, basic financial calculations, etc. can be automated using RPA tools

Data Processing

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.

Rule-Driven Processes

Workflows that are rule-driven, where more than 50% of the scenario is well defined can be entirely automated by RPA tools.

RPA Lifecycle

Envision

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.

Script

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.

Stabilise

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.

Production Support

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.

LOW COST

Reduce the overall cost spent on the repetitive task

HIGH EFFICIENCY

Robots can work 24*7*365 at more efficiency than a regular

HIGH CONSISTENCY

Human resources are prone to attrition,mood swings,etc. Where as Robots are always consistent

HIGH ACCURACY

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

01. Low ROI on Non-Linear Processes

Automating processes that are too variable, unpredictable, or infrequent can raise the complexity and cost associated with scripting. Human touch points would required frequently, leading to confusion and higher costs.

02. Changing Production Environment

In a situation where the production environment is frequently change due to external processes, the RPA scripts are prone to erroring out.

03. Processes requiring intelligence

While significant advances are made in AI and Machine learning, RPA scripts aren’t in a position to make intelligence decisions