How can RPA help me and my company ?
Costs are too high. The process takes far too long. The risk of error is too great. Audits are too cumbersome and the cost far too much. Robotic Process Automation is the answer.
Yes, Robotic Process Automation is the answer. However, it isn’t the first step. The first step is optimizing the process, for RPA is about automating a process.
Yet most companies get processes wrong. Search your own experience and ask yourself how many times a day do you realize that something takes too long, costs too much, or isn’t set up properly. Every time I go to a Friday night movie and there is only one person selling the tickets, I am reminded that 9 out of 10 processes are created improperly.
But if processes aren’t created properly, Robotic Process Automation will be suboptimal at best. Either the RPA will be marginally effective, or it will make a poor process accelerate poor performance.
Without process expertise, there is a strong likelihood that the process is not only suboptimal, but that the automation is created with unnecessary complexity and expense. And, if the process changes even slightly, what and how will those new changes be effectively incorporated?
And if a process is slightly altered, what then? What do you do when the RPA work has been finished? Robotic Process Automation isn’t the start. However, it certainly isn’t the end game either.
At RPA Consultants, we were founded on process expertise. We are award winning process experts that have worked with companies like IBM, Barclays, Dun and Bradstreet, GE Capital, and the Federal Reserve. We understand what must occur prior to Robotic Process Automation, and what needs to occur after Robotic Process Automation. Because when you are the best at what you do, it is easy to make the right decisions.
What is RPA ?
RPA stands for Robotics Process Automation. The overall concept is very simple and not new. Back in the 80's, we had applications popularly called "screen scrappers" that were capable of entering data on a desktop application, for example.
The main idea is to have a piece of software (or script) run manual and repeatable tasks that a human being would otherwise do. A good example is when people need to collect information out of one platform (let's say a spreadsheet) and enter it into a cloud based application.
The Automation platforms of our time have evolved dramatically, and can handle anything from Desktop based applications, legacy systems and web based apps.
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