Why would RPA be of interest to you and your business?
RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is getting a lot of coverage in the media at present, often covering RPA and how it can be used with AI (Artificial Intelligence).
The reason why RPA is likely to be of interest is that by using software robots to replace work people do at computer screens and keyboards, a valuable asset of people’s time becomes available.
- Yes, there are benefits from software robots delivering consistency and not making human errors.
- Yes, there are benefits from software robots working more quickly than people at computers.
- Yes, there are benefits from software robots being able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The key benefit, is that staff who understand the business can have more time to use that knowledge effectively and not spend hours operating a computer to perform a repetitive activity.
Why RPA because it releases skilled knowledge staff already working in your business to be available for other activities. What business does not need more staff capacity?
RPA implementations are relatively low risk, quick to get started and if deployed on the right processes, deliver an ROI in months.
It is these factors that change the question for any business manager who has staff undertaking repetitive tasks to “Why not RPA?”