What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?​

RPA refers to a piece of software (a robot) configured to perform mundane tasks the way a human would with the traditional mouse and keyboard. ​

“This is known as Robotic Automation or Robotic Process Automation (RPA).​”

one example of RPA in action

one example of RPA in action

That’s a very basic example-let’s get a better understanding how much it can really do.​

Potential Use Scenarios for Robotic Automation​

RPA usage is on the rise in countless business sectors. The examples below are real use-cases where RPA has helped transform processes. It’s very likely that you have processes happening right now in your enterprise that are ideally suited for Robotic Automation.

  • Repetitive tasks that employees perform multiple times​​

  • Generating service desk tickets based on simple mails​

  • Generate reports based on data from multiple sources​​

  • Converting paper invoices to structured data and posting to various systems​​

  • Completing SAP transactions based on changes in other systems​

  • Monitoring network folders and initiating action when a new file is dropped​

Advantages of RPA​

  • Reduction of Process cycle Time

  • Significantly reduces error rate it’s a robot after all​​​

  • Because the robot mimics human action, your existing infrastructure is unchanged​

  • A robot is one employee who will never get sick​​

  • An audit trail is retained for every step

  • Refocus your human resources to improve productivity

5 Process Qualifiers for RPA​

Production Support

interacts with multiple systems​

is prone to human error​​

can be broken into unambiguous rules​

once started, needs limited human intervention​

should require limited exception handling​​

What it takes to Build Robots in RPA?​​

  • A development platform​

    The software to configure the robot used by RPA implementation partners and RPA developers​​

  • The Robots

    Robots are the output from the Development Platform which is then deployed to the business environment. ​​

  • A remote controller​​

    With software that controls the Robots remotely, robots can be started, stopped, or scheduled from anywhere​

RPA’s Advantages Over Other Solutions​​​

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) may have competing technologies, but its advantages are clear. From ease of development to a low impact on existing infrastructure, RPA is the best bridge solution, no matter the business.

Factors RPA BPM​ Deep ​Integration
Support for varied applications
Existing Infrastructure Impact? None Minimal Extensive
Maintenance Simple Complex Complex
ROI Period Very Low Medium Longest
Ease of Development Easy Complex Complex
Speed To Market Very Fast Reasonable Very Slow

Timeframe and Stakeholders in RPA​​

  • Subject Matter Expert​

  • Business User​​

  • RPA Business Analyst​

  • RPA Developer

  • 1-2 Weeks​

    Process 1 & 2 ​

    Explore & Qualify RPA business case​

  • 3-4 Weeks​​

    Process 3 & 4 ​​

    Explore & Qualify RPA business case​

    Process 1 & 2​​

    Robot Development & Testing​​

  • 5th Week Onwards​​​

    Process 5 & 6 ​​​

    Explore & Qualify RPA business case​

    Process 3 & 4

    Robot Development & Testing​​

    Process 1 & 2​

    UAT Testing and Production Deployment​​​

*Count of Resources are for the purpose of presentation only​

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