Key Features of Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Robotics Process Automation Future
CHARACTERISTICS AND POSSIBLE FUTURE TRENDS OF RPA
What is RPA Software?
RPA is an application of technology that uses software with artificial intelligence and with mechanical and technical capabilities to handle high volume task just like a human perform. RPA is software based that allows the developer to handle complex automation to a company’s process. When an RPA robot works, it performs various tasks such as maintenance of records, queries, logging in, entering data, calculations, transactions, logging out, etc. The software robot operates on the user interface (UI) and is especially useful for organizations that have the different complicated system, need to interact fluidly. Here are some Key Features of Robotic Process Automation RPA software:
RPA doesn’t need any coding or programming skills. Business operations personal well versed with process and subject matter expertise but having no programming experience- can be trained to automate the business process using RPA software tools within a short period. Most of the RPA platforms provide a flowchart much similar to Microsoft Visio where business process definitions are created graphically by dragging, dropping, and using icons that represent steps in a process.
The major challenge that the most IT deployment faces is the risky or complex transformation or departure from existing system processes/interfaces. Due to this, many large organizations are hesitant to redesign, replace, or enhance the running system. So, the main benefit of RPA implementation is to avoid such complexity and risk. The software robot access the end user system in exactly the same manner as a human does i.e. by following existing security, quality, and data integrity standards. In RPA based implementation, data integrity and security access control are enforced as per existing standards preventing disruption of any nature and maintain functionality and protections.
As RPA projects do not require deep IT skills or investment in new technology platforms. Hence the economic threshold of processes with a viable business case for automation is substantially lowered compared to other automation projects.
Future Aspects of RPA
The Robotics Process Automation Future is subject to much speculation at this point in time due to maturity levels of current software. A significant advance in AI is expected to discover new software capabilities and new synergies. The Possible future scenario may include:
- We may see a merger of BPM and RPA tools into a single package as they have a lot in common in terms of objectives.
- Advancement in artificial intelligence leads to greater incorporation of RPA tools for advanced decision making and inference in business processes such as financial reporting, demand planning, etc.