Is RPA the next step in process automation?

June 18, 2021

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Process automation is something companies are used to deal with. Every time, more and more companies are starting to integrate automation software into their regular business in the hope of automating simple processes and tasks along the way. Software such as Workflow automation software, chatbots and even CRM’s are just some of the softwares that help companies automate more than one specific process or tasks, helping them improve their times, reduce costs, and increase sales. However, these software types are really just the first step in process automation. According to a survey carried by [Deloitte](https://www2.deloitte.com/bg/en/pages/technology/articles/deloitte-global-rpa-survey-2018.html) back in 2018, about 72% of international companies have already started to implement RPA solutions in their businesses (A number that’s only expected to grow during this year). These numbers lead us to believe RPA is really the next step in process automation and will be one of the biggest software solutions this year. But before we tell you why, let’s take a look at what RPA even is. ##What is RPA RPA or Robot Process Automation refers to the use of a business logic technology made to help companies and enterprises automating their business processes. Governed by structure inputs, business logic, and IA (Intelligent automation), this software is aimed to automate daily, repetitive task, reduce human work, streamline enterprise operations, reduce production costs and improve efficiency and productivity levels. RPA tools such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and IA are part of the robot process automation software that’s custom-made through which enterprises can perform a series of different processes. From programming the software to manipulate data, communicate with other internal systems, generate generic email answers to even processing multiple transactions, RPA help companies automate thousands of tasks and jobs on a daily basis. ##Robot Process Automation: The new step in automating business processes The application of RPA on today’s businesses is limitless. With this technology, any company can configure their own unique robot to perform a repetitive, core task. In other words, companies are able to configure a software that can capture the applications of specific processes, task or transaction and successfully replicate them and do it as any human would do. This means that through robot process automation companies can do anything from manipulating big amounts of data, to handling transactions, to manipulating the robots to react to certain triggers, to even communicate with other digital systems across the company’s software ecosystem, RPA can be applied to a numerous ways of situations and meet the expectations in each one. This sets the standard for process automation extremely high because it means companies can begin to automate so much more than just internal workflows or their relationships with their clients, they can now begin to automate any necessary task that might be consuming too much time, money and resources. ##Why you should consider using RPA Robot process automation provides companies with two huge benefits that other services simply can’t provide them with: 1. It helps companies reduce staffing costs and human error 2. It helps increase productivity levels The reason behind this is pretty simple. You see, bots are usually a low-cost, easy to develop and implement a solution that doesn’t require complicated custom software noor integrating systems, which makes them perfect for any company that wants to automate their processes at a relatively low cost but still get great results. Keep in mind, that more enterprises are set to start using RPA on their business to automate from 15 to 20 tasks, which will ultimately result in what is known as [Intelligent Automation], which refers to the practice of using [artificial intelligence to automate anything from small to big task within a company. There’s also the fact Robot Process Automation can be integrated with other technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, and speech recognition in order to automate any high order task that might require more human-like abilities. These are just some of the reasons so many CEO’s, Project Managers and CIOs are choosing to implement Robotic Process automation in their businesses: Because they want to streamline enterprise operations, increase productivity levels, reduce staffing costs and overall improve their current business processes. With RPA companies are able to automate rule-based, repetitive and often dull processes that tend to take out precious time from the employee, allowing the workforce to center their attention in more important, beneficial tasks for the company. If you’re looking to implement this solution in your company but don’t know how, contact us! Our team here at Rootstack is ready to help you get the software solutions you need to improve your business.

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