Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic process automation (RPA) is software technology that mimics human actions and interactions with digital systems and software. Robotic software can do the same work as done by human beings but more efficiently, accurately, and consistently. RPA is an advanced form of automation in business concerns as they are easy to build, locate and manage to replace manual work more efficiently and note the human tasks in their software computers and perform it without human intervention. Robotics process automation uses the capabilities like artificial intelligence and machine learning to manage high-repeated tasks.

Robotic process automation (RPA) is software technology that mimics human actions and interactions with digital systems and software. Robotic software can do the same work as done by human beings but more efficiently, accurately, and consistently. RPA is an advanced form of automation in business concerns as they are easy to build, locate and manage to replace manual work more efficiently and note the human tasks in their software computers and perform it without human intervention. Robotics process automation uses the capabilities like artificial intelligence and machine learning to manage high-repeated tasks.

Components of Robotics Process Automation

The core components that together made up the entire RPA include:

  • Recorder
  • Development studio
  • Plugin or extension
  • Bot Runners (Robots)
  • Control center

Main types of RPA

The two main types of robots to automate different business operations are:

  • Traditional RPA

The traditional robots are rule-based software and do not require decision-making. It is used to perform simple and easy tasks. These robots require a series of rules to perform automation. Everything is built in that where to enter data, where to store it, and where to transfer it. Thus, the traditional RPA is used for performing simple tasks.

  • Cognitive RPA

The cognitive RPA is the advanced form of RPA. It is developed custom to perform specific automation processes, so it requires a team, specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The cognitive RPA can automate communication with clients and even digitize documents.

Programming Languages Used in RPA

The most commonly used languages in robotic Process Automation are:

  • Python
  • Java
  • C++
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Java Script
  • SQL

Types of Robotic Process Automation

There are 3 types of robotic process automation:

  • Attended RPA

In the attended RPA, a user activates and handles the bot to perform certain operations. Human involvement is mandatory inattendingd RPA. It requires some changes with time to perform accurately according to the desired task.

  • Unattended RPA

The unattended RAP does not require human involvement for its processing. The bots are installed in the system computer to perform specific tasks.

  • Hybrid RPA

In hybrid RPA, both attended and unattended RPA collectively performs the entire task to provide automation. It provides back and front office automation activities.

Business Benefits of Robotics Process Automation

  • Increased Productivity

Robots are more precise and efficient than human workers. Robots can work much faster than humans, for example, if a human completes a task in 3 hours then the robot can complete the same work more precisely in less than 30 minutes. The robots assist humans in completing the work more accurately with time- saving. And providing good quality products. As it saves cost and time both, their use is more productive in industrial automation.

  • Increased Efficiency

Robotic process automation is more efficient than humans. As humans can work for limited hours per day, but in the case of robots, you can use them according to your need even 24/7. The robots are more efficient because they can work consistently without a break or getting sick or on vacation, so it provides you with good quality products.

  • Improved compliance

Robotic process automation implementation has exceeded expectations for better compliance.

  • Enhanced Accuracy

The use of robotic process automation eliminates the risk of error. As humans can make mistakes in their tasks, so it may cost a lot even a minor error can be very harmful to business organizations. Firstly, the industry establishes robots for performing specific tasks, so that humans can handle the robots more efficiently. So, the robots can run the entire organization more accurately and precisely in lesser time.

Also, with accuracy, robotic process automation gives you good quality and more reliable products.

  • Increased Security

As the robots are designed for specific tasks, so it doesn’t eliminate the need for human work. The industries should train their employees to handle the robots and make them beneficial for them. The robots are provided with well-documented and controlled data access. The Security not compromised in robotic process automation. Implementing RPA in any business becomes more secure, productive, and efficient.

  • Boost in Scalability Opportunities

If a business expands, so the responsibilities are also increased with it. The business organization must be flexible to accept the change and increase the scalability with time. It should adopt the increasing workload more efficiently to meet market demands. The increased stability can maintain the good quality of the products. The scalability in a business can be achieved by robotic process automation.

  • Improved Analytics

Robotic process automation helps attain improved analytics in a business organization. The RPA controls and gathers valuable data in the RPA software, which can result in more accurate and reliable decision-making at the macro and micro levels. The High quality products are is also achieved by improved analytics RPA.

  • HassleFree Implementation

Robotic process automation is the easiest to handle as it requires only small technical expertise. So, it saves your time and cost as well. The RPA has its easiest graphical user interface, so you can read it easily. The RPA can do the same work more precisely than humans.

  • Improved Communication

With the help of RPA, the documentation and its modification can be easily done with automation. The RPA ensures that the on-field and end workers get the latest updates timely and that the operations are also carried out timely. The responses of the firms are also automated with RPA.

Applications of RPA in Various Industries

Some major industries in which RPA is used are mentioned below:

1. Finance & Banking
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is of great importance in financial services & banking:

  • Automate the validation of data
  • Migrate data between different banking applications
  • Manage Customer account
  • Report creation
  • Form filling
  • Loan claims processing Update loan data
  • Backing up teller receipts

3. Retail
The uses of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in retail:

  • Extracting production data from websites of manufacturers
  • Updating online inventory automatically
  • Updating product information automatically on websites
  • Importing email sales

5. Telecommunications
Role of Robotic Process Automation are:

  • Extracting data related to competitor pricing
  • Backing up client information systems
  • Collecting and consolidating client’s phone data
  • Uploading data

 

2. Manufacturing
The applications of RPA in the manufacturing industry:

  • Automation of logistics data
  • Monitoring of data
  • ERP Automation
  • Comparing Product pricing

4. Healthcare
The primary use cases of RPA in healthcare are:

  • Patient data migration and processing
  • Reporting for doctors
  • Medical bill processing
  • Insurance data automation
  • Insurance claim processing
  • Claim status and eligibility automation
  • Patient record storage
Tools used in Robotic Process Automation

The most known tools used in RPA are:

  • Uipath
  • Automation Anywhere
  • Blue Prism
  • Microsoft Power Automate
  • Appian
  • Datamatics
  • Nintex RPA
  • Sap Intelligent RPA
  • Kofax
Is RPA computer-coded software?

RPA is not computer-coded software. It is a code- free technology, so it doesn’t need a technical expert person to configure the software. The non-technical person can easily configure the software by drag and drop features. It’s also easy to read.

RPA Implementation Process
  1. List out Processes for Automation

All the business processes are not applicato for RPA. Firstly a strategic process is made to perform RPA concerning the business context, its complexity, purpose, and future business operations and vice versa.

2. Perform Feasibility Assessment

The feasibility test should be performed to calculate the practicability of each stage. This is a two-step process, where process examination and technical feasibility are carried out. The operation user, an SME (Subject Matter Expert), and an RPA expert should execute this assessment. The feasibility assessment should be carried out by the operation user and SME.

3. Readjust

In this stage, the feasibility of the process is checked or tested. The structure, standards, and optimization of the process are reported. If the error is found then the structure and standards are re optimized and then carried out as planned.

4. Gather User Stories

A user story is a guide to the features of the application. The detailed description is provided by the user, so each stage can be automated according to the requirements. so it explains the workflows and documentation to develop a process.

5. Start Development Process

In this stage, the development process started. The codes are developed for the programs by the RPA tools. AEachtool like Uipath, Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, Appian, etc has its different capabilities. So, each business process will develop a specific tool according to their need.

6. Test the RPA Process

When a process is carried out, it should be tested under all situations for good performance and to check bugs. After getting all information, the bugs and issues are fixed by the development team.

7. Reconfirm and Deploy

In the last stage, after fixing bugs and errors by the development team, the desired results are obtained. The complete RPA solution is deployed.

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