The Need for RPA Education

Increased adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is turning heads and forcing organizations to learn it fast.

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According to McKinsey & Company, using RPA technology to automate business processes can increase business ROI by 200%, while 60% of all organizations implementing RPA will have at least 30% of their activities automated within the first year. What could you and your staff do if you had a third of your daily tasks automated? By 2025 Over 50% of all Small and Medium-sized businesses, and over 90% of all Enterprise organizations, will either be in the process of adopting RPA technology or have already automated repetitive tasks in their operations. This explains the urgent need for everyone to learn RPA. Everyone, including individuals and small and large business owners, need to leverage RPA technology to improve productivity and reduce costs. This emerging technology is increasingly gathering attention from both individuals and organizations. It’s not “if” you are going to implement RPA… It’s “when” are you going to implement RPA?

So, what’s RPA?

RPA is a software tool known as “bots” to mimic and automate repetitive tasks often performed by human workers. These tools automate business processes based on rules that involve interaction with many different information technology systems. RPA is facilitating a seismic shift in business operations and how they function. It is also redefining the world of work and business processes.

Human employees sit at a computer desk throughout the day processing jobs utilizing windows applications, web and legacy systems. In a nutshell, every activity performed by that employee (clicking/moving the mouse, pressing keys, thinking/reading) is manual. So, if we could instruct a bot to substitute the human employee and perform the same activities of clicking the mouse and doing the thinking daily and at a breath-taking speed, then we have RPA.

Will RPA Take My Job?

There are fears around RPA replacing human employees. Can RPA steal jobs presently being carried out by humans? These “bots” exist within their environment, but they are not in existence to negate the requirement for humans. Bots do not have human intelligence and can only follow a set of rules. Once these rules are automated, it gives humans the ability to do more meaningful, revenue driven tasks that take human creativity, problem-solving, and human interaction.

RPA still needs to be directed by humans for a successful implementation. Humans remain the only ones who can know the suitable processes for automation and monitor a bot’s performance. This technology cannot function without human support or intervention and incapable of reproducing higher level of actions and thinking. For these reasons, anxiety about RPA acting as a substitute for a human employee, is inconsequential.

Continued RPA Education...

RPA presently enables organizations to implement several processes accurately and quickly, at minimized costs, with little human interaction than ever before and it is facilitating a seismic shift in business operations and how they function. It is also redefining the world of work and how it is done today. RPA is expected to fully automate clerical work, just as it did with production in the industrial shop floors. Whichever reason you want to streamline your business operations using RPA, it’s important to learn how to use or even create automation tools based on the technology.

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Since we know where RPA is going, and how the latest pandemic has forced organizations to pivot to the technology disruption, it is important to understand the value and impact it is making in the business world today. Stay updated and engaged with a team that is an industry leader and see how RPA can make life easier on you and your organization.