RPA is transforming the way organizations do business. Companies want to embrace this transformative technology but unfortunately struggle with where to start, what processes to automate at the initial stage and how to measure the baselines, that can help them attain their long-range corporate goals.
Considering RPA as a short-term project (perhaps cut process costs or increase accuracy) holds back some of the benefits of a fully grown & healthy RPA implementation.
Build a Competitive Edge –
Starting an RPA journey enables organizations to pre-plan and execute the technology on an enterprise-wide basis. Undertaking the RPA journey integrates siloed operations and creates a business value to gain a competitive edge.
5 Successful Steps in a typical RPA Journey –
Here’s a simple yet comprehensive 5 Step by Step guide to keeping in your mind – that will help you in understanding and strategizing the implementation, development of your Robotic Process Automation journey within your organization or enterprise.
1.) Proof of Concept– The first step allows the organization to decide the role it should play in the RPA Journey. Determining what automation partnership an org needs and which partners to choose is a crucial step.
Key activities at a glance –
a) Define an RPA implementation model for your company
b) Run a POC
c) Build an automation team
d) Select the appropriate automation partners
e) Develop frameworks such as governance, deployment, and communication.
2.) Pilot– This is the stage where the org presumably has already run into production for the first time. Meaning the org and the RPA partners apply a set of defined requirements, in-depth solution design, test scripts and handover plans to the opted process.
Pilot performance is handled with its exit criteria. All the external and internal stakeholders are run through a survey for their valuable feedback. This input is crucial for documenting lessons learned and revising used frameworks and methodologies before advancing to ramp up.
3.) Ramp up– Here are some of the primary focus of this step:
a) Optimizing the management of the newly deployed virtual workforce
b) Instituting best practices from lessons learned
c) Qualify additional processes for automation
d) Continuing the growth of the internal automation team
During the ramp-up phase, C-level Champions should optimize and accelerate activities that further enhance RPA opportunities and showcase process automation successes within the organization and to a broader audience
4.) Institutionalize –
The purpose of this final step is to establish best practices for RPA as a baseline activity for your organization. A few examples include –
a) Governance board to control the process automation pipeline demand.
b) Disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
c) Continuous improvements based on previous learnings with the automation team.
Apart from incorporating these practices to your organizations’ culture, this moment should also include continuous evangelizing of RPA benefits based on the current implementations whilst promoting RPA as a key performance objective throughout all business lines.
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