RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is a technology that allows organizations to automate repetitive, rules-based tasks by creating software robots, or ”bots,” to carry out those tasks. RPA is used to automate tasks that are currently being performed by humans, such as data entry, processing invoices, or handling customer service inquiries.
There are several ways you can use RPA in your organization:
- Identify tasks that are repetitive, rules-based, and currently being performed by humans. These are good candidates for automation with RPA.
- Determine the tools and technologies you will need to implement RPA in your organization. There are several RPA software platforms available, such as UiPath, Automation Anywhere, and Blue Prism. These platforms provide tools for designing, building, and deploying RPA bots.
- Develop and test your RPA bots. Use the tools and technologies provided by your chosen RPA platform to design and build your bots, and test them to ensure they are functioning correctly.
- Deploy and manage your RPA bots. Once your bots are ready, you can deploy them to production environments and manage them using the tools and features provided by your RPA platform.
RPA can be a powerful tool for automating repetitive, rules-based tasks, freeing up human workers to focus on more complex and value-added work. It can also help organizations improve efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes and eliminating the need for human intervention in certain tasks.
Popular RPA vendors are: UiPath, Blueprism, Automation Anywhere and Microsoft BI