One of the challenges for managers is to find ways to improve the business.
For most it is not a greenfield, there are existing processes and systems that operate the business every single day.
For innovation to be acceptable, it has to leverage the existing operations and not be too revolutionary, well unless you want to risk your career on trying to make the change.
Automation that delivers productivity is an attractive way to innovate. Software Robots work with your existing processes and systems, just altering “Who” does the routine work.
Nobody wants to remove automation once it is in place. No matter how much frustration IT can cause at times, the manual alternative is much worse.
The challenge to find ways of innovating in an existing business without major transformation is a difficult one. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one technology that can deliver a solution without needing to change any of the existing computer applications infrastructure. The advantage that RPA offers by being a Non Invasive solution, is important as existing investments are leveraged rather than marked as legacy. This often makes RPA an approach that is politically acceptable to IT and business managers.
Aspiring managers can use RPA as an innovation which is likely to gain acceptance from the Board as it delivers financial, operational and people benefits. The champions of RPA generally see it as factor to strengthen their career progression.