Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that utilises pre-defined business logic, established rules and structured data to automate business processes. Software robots built on RPA are able to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. Robotic Process Automation is the ideal technology for many labour-intensive knowledge work. It handles repetitive, and rule-based, large volume tasks particularly well.
When to use RPA?
RPA is a perfect match for tasks like applications handling, feeding information to multiple systems, and anything that involves a lot of data intensive work repeatedly entered by specialists. In transformative situations, like integration, mergers, or outsourcing, a large part of the work can be replaced quickly and economically using RPA.
Software robots can also be implemented to postpone IT investments. In the case of integrating legacy IT systems, RPA can replace the need for time consuming and labour intensive work arounds that are required when multiple systems have been poorly integrated over years.
RPA can be a more inexpensive and quicker solution to the same problem. RPA’s competitive advantage comes from its light structure. You can implement RPA technology without changing existing systems. The high cost and operational impact related to reinventing badly integrated IT can be avoided. RPA works as a person would, creating a communication bridge between separate IT systems.
RPA vs Human
RPA i.e. Robotic Process Automation or A Digital Worker versus a human in conducting a data transfer task. Which will win?
A software robot can meet the strictest security standards, since it doesn’t save any processed data. It is assigned with the same user rights as people carrying out the same task. Changes are not required to the applications in use.
By Blue Prism
Digital Workforce provides Blue Prism technology from the industrialised robot-as-a-service ecosystem using a private cloud-based provider and Azure. Blue Prism® is a pioneer and one of the leading global providers in Robotic Process Automation software. The strengths of Blue Prism® technology include scalability, reusability, lower maintenance requirements and native access to cognitive and AI services.
Digital Workforce provides UiPath technology from the industrialised robot-as-a-service ecosystem Azure. UiPath is the fastest growing RPA software company in the world. The strengths of UiPath technology include specific solutions for front-end automation, a free trial version and an open approach to RPA.
By Automation Anywhere
Digital Workforce works with Automation Anywhere technology from the industrialised robot-as-a-service ecosystem optimized for Microsoft’s cloud platform. Automation Anywhere combines sophisticated RPA, AI and embedded analytic technologies. The strengths of Automation Anywhere include a broad library of functions that drive scalability, reusability, low maintenance and security.