Robotic Process Automation

"Robotic Process Automation" or Robotics, is the use of Software to mimic the actions a human user would perform on a PC which is repetitive, rule - based and use structured data.

What is Robotic Process Automation?
 
"Robotic Process Automation" or Robotics, is the use of Software to mimic the actions a human user would perform on a PC which is repetitive, rule - based and use structured data.
 
Robotics allows:
  • Creation of a "Virtualised Workforce" that emulates the rapid automation and execution of the repetitive steps in a process.
  • Interaction with the systems in the same way as human user, meaning no complex system integration required.
Example : Lets assume that an employee Day in and Day out job is to Download the Report and send the mail to the Team.
 
Challenges Faced By Many organizations Today
  • Many Back Offices afflicted by repetitive and time consuming processes
  • The intellectual capacity of the Full Time Employees who carry out these processes is currently wasted Understandable human error delays in delivery and results in inconsistent Quality
  • Clients wants to reduce costs, improve delivery and ensure consistent Quality.
  • They want additional benefits to supplement the traditional BPO Without large investment and with minimal disruption. They require scalable, flexible and sustainable solution.
Vendors for RPA
  • Blue Prism
  • Automation Any Where
  • UiPath
  • Fusion

 Advantages of RPA

  • RPA uses existing IT infrastructure with out making any changes to the current system and databases
  • Robots can work 24 x 7 and they do not take time offs and sick leaves.
  • It can work with multiple platforms like windows, web, java and mainframe applications.
  • One Robot can be trained to run more than one process at different schedules.
Limitations of RPA
  • Working speed of the BOT is limited to the speed of the application
  • Tasks can require Judgments and Creativity cannot be automated.
  • Even minor changes of the application will need the Robots to be reconfigured.