Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a software technology that makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage software robots that interact with digital systems and software. Software robots can do things like understand what’s on a screen, complete the right keystrokes, navigate systems, identify and extract data, and perform a wide range of defined actions.
If you’re considering adding RPA to your company’s tool box, here are some of the benefits you will realize:
Allowing RPA to handle the routine and mundane tasks involved in your day to day operations will greatly increase productivity. Bots can handle the simple tasks 4 to 5 times faster than human employees, allowing your employees to focus on those operations that require their intervention. When configured properly, RPA bots can increase a team’s production by as much as 50%.
RPA will speed up processing times and will eliminate costly errors. RPA works 24/7, 365 days per year and never calls in sick. Generally, a single bot can perform as much work as 2 to 5 employees.
Setting up a bot requires testing, training and controls, but once all that is in place, RPA can achieve up to 100% accuracy.
By delivering better quality of work with higher accuracy and improved customer interaction, RPA will pay off with an overall increase in customer satisfaction.
The same type of information processing that is useful in storing and sorting your data works just as well in generating reports of key performance indicators. RPA can provide management with the tools needed to spot trends, plan for adjustments, and measure results.
Improvements in Data Security
Data leaks are a concern for many businesses. However, when RPA parameters are clearly and carefully designed, the risk of leaks between platforms is relatively minor.
Opportunities for Scale
In industries where the workflow volume is irregular, RPA can be a valuable tool. If your business has seasonal ups and downs, you may need to hire additional workers to prevent backlogs. RPA can be scaled up or down instantly to handle any volume of work.
Continuing advances in RPA technology has allowed the cost of automation to drop steadily in recent years, making the investment in RPA more attractive for businesses of any size.
RPA is revolutionizing process efficiencies while increasing productivity and customer satisfaction. Given the benefits of RPA, the future of this technology is very bright.
Robotic Automation Systems has been a leader and innovator integrating automation and robotics for the plastics industry since 1993. Robotic Automation Systems solutions are custom engineered, built and fully integrated into your application and process – from complete turnkey automation systems to specific robotic automation application needs and tooling. We proudly represent a broad range of high-quality automation robots from several top-of-the-line manufacturers.