What do I need to know before implementing RPA?

What do I need to know before implementing RPA?


What do I need to know before implementing RPA?

Posted by BeeckerCo on Dec 14, 2018 1:31:24 PM

RPA enterprise-grade automation software boosts productivity while saving costs and time. Robotic process automatization is a power tool in a company.

You want to start to automate the process in your company and you don’t know what you need? In this article we will see 3 factors you may consider to implement RPA.




Understand the complexity of the processes you want to automate:

Establish clarity on why do you want to implement RPA and understand the complexity of the process, a process that is almost entirely rules-based but requires just one ambiguous decision may prohibit an RPA implementation from being effective. In addition, data entry processes that touch multiple applications can become increasingly complex to automate if the data format differs between systems but not impossible.

You need to set realistic expectations. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

RPA initiatives should be positioned as a tactical effort to automate legacy systems and digitize manual tasks.

RPA is designed to perform manual tasks or user interactions and improve the quality and speed of these processes.

Broken processes and Good Processes:

RPA is not designed to repair broken processes, it's just to automate a process, it is important to first streamline overall process to see if that’s the problem, in other words, the process has to be well-defined, structured and mature for you to implement RPA effectively in activities therein.

A good process in which we can implement RPA are those process that have high-repetition, highly manual use cases with minimal process changes, RPA is most successful when it’s used with processes that are well-defined with a minimal rate of change.

There are times that your bot doesn't need to automate 100% of the process to be effective you only can accelerate part of the process and have lots of benefits.

BPM and RPA work well:

If you already have a Business Process Management (BPM) tool in place you can implement BPM with RPA this tow tools should complement each other.

If you don’t have it, you need to support RPA with a process level exception handling mechanism through a BPM platform that can seamlessly define a fallback option in the form of human intervention or through rules management.

RPA can be executed within an existing BPM, “replacing steps that may currently be manual in the process. Another scenario could be to execute RPA upfront and feeding resultant data (i.e. candidate information for HR or self-service requests for IT) into business processes.

Imagine what can BeeckerCo can do with this two impact tools RPA & BPM in your company.

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