Digital Transformation has been a corporate buzz-term for the last 5 years. Like any latest trend, people have taken an incredibly macro-level concept. They just throw it on any damaged business as the silver bullet we’ve all been waiting for to a point where most SME’s see digital transformation as a fairy tale.
Every organisation has processes, and some will have thousands! But, are all processes suitable for Robotic Process Automation (RPA)? The answer is no. Not all processes are suitable nor can be automated. Therefore, to save on valuable funding and resource, it’s vital to identify the appropriate candidate processes for RPA.
In this article, we will cover what some of the key characteristics are for a Robot (or ‘Bot’), and the reasons why is it important to select the right process to apply RPA:
What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?
Robotic Process Automation or RPA for short – is the latest technological development set on making mundane and repetitive chores a thing of the past! RPA can increase business productivity whilst simultaneously decreasing workforce hours spent on tedious, boring and repetitive jobs.
One of the frameworks I see in place is to simply extend the existing compliance framework over Robotics. I can see the attraction in this – it’s less effort as you’re not changing the approach to compliance – therefore it shouldn’t ruffle (too many) feathers.
The biggest fear seems to be about people. The human impact of Robotics. This is perfectly understandable – if robots can replace people – what need will companies have for people in the future?