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What is robotic process automation?

Lets try to decode this term in our NON Technical terms !!

RPA - This is the term that we are hearing very frequently these days, I would say the trending word in Digitalisation.

The frequency has improved much more due to many companies trying to implement some sort of automation into their operations. Its due to covid many companies are looking to automate their process thus grab the advantage and be at a situation thus making the business run despite the envirinmental conditions and to stay updated with proven technology implementations.

Now, lets try to understand this in easy and simple terms - Lets visualize the scenario

Imagine, your work is being done by the Robot by using your laptop/desktop. The same way how your Keyboard Keys are typed by you, The same way the Mouse is moved to click on the tabs or options in ERP's or Chrome or Any web pages, the same way we interact with all applications etc. 

But with high accuracy, high speed with no chance of tiredsome !!

Thats what is RPA in simple terms. These are Soft robots that can copy our actions ! 

Simple explanation - 

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a technology that mimics the way humans interact with software to perform high-volume, repeatable tasks. RPA technology creates software programs or bots that can log into applications, enter data, calculate and complete tasks, and copy data between applications or workflow as required.

When combined with AI and machine learning, RPA can capture more context from the content it is working with by reading text or handwriting with optical character recognition (OCR), extracting entities like names, invoice terms or addresses using natural language processing (NLP), and capturing more context from images, such as automatically estimating accident damage in an insurance claim picture.

RPA is growing in popularity because it can reduce costs, streamline processing and drive better customer experiences. Another attraction of RPA software is that business units can implement it without their having to learn new tools or ask IT teams for support -- and without changing an organization's underlying IT infrastructure.

As RPA has grown in popularity, however, enterprises are seeing the need to integrate RPA process automations in their IT systems. While RPA automations can dramatically speed up a business process previously handled by humans, bots can break when application interfaces or process workflows change.

Newer RPA tools use AI, machine vision and natural language processing to mitigate breakage problems. Modern RPA platforms also provide some integration with centralized IT governance and management capabilities, making it easier to scale the use of RPA across the enterprise.

In the next update, we will learn more about WHY we need to look for RPA and grab the RPA skills to stay relevant in this tech driven environment.

 

Jinesh Pagaria
1 month ago
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