Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is clearly gaining traction among global enterprises. One recent Deloitte survey found that a majority of enterprise IT decision makers have already embarked on their RPA journey — a number that Deloitte expects to increase to nearly two-thirds in the next two years. This growing popularity makes sense as RPA provides businesses with an opportunity to completely reinvent their operations through automations which can execute tasks 24/7, and do so far quicker and efficiently than human workers ever could. However, the scalable, industrial-strength productivity of RPA promises to be truly unleashed when partnered with intelligent functionality.
1RPA, IPsoft’s next-generation RPA platform, taps Artificial Intelligence (AI) to open the door to whole new levels of productivity, efficiency and accessibility. Here are some of the important ways that 1RPA can reimagine your business.
More Automations, Created More Quickly
Designing new automations within a traditional RPA platform can be a time-consuming and involved process. 1RPA adds Intelligent Automation (IA) functionality in which many of the arduous bot-creation processes are automated by the system (i.e., automating the writing of new automations).
For example, 1RPA has industry-leading Natural Language Reading (NLR) functionality, in which the system has the ability to read and contextualize web pages, emails, programs, or any unstructured text it encounters. This automated structuring of unstructured data can happen on-the-fly and removes a particularly grueling step found in the traditional bot-creation process.
Just as with other forms of technological automation, IA increases output, thus resulting in an increasing number of tasks are executed by bots. A thoroughly automated organization will have a competitive advantage over organizations that are overly reliant on human intermediation for day-to-day activities.
Not only is 1RPA able to accelerate the number of automations within an organization, it can do so far more affordably. Bots within many traditional automation platforms can only handle one task at a time and require separate software and licenses for new bots. 1RPA bots scale dynamically at no extra cost (which means no extra cost due to spikes in activity). This model is the far more economical choice for companies who are serious about scaling their automation functionality.
1RPA’s IA functionality allows experienced automation engineers to be more productive, but it also opens the door for all employees, regardless of technical acumen, to create automations of their own. For example, the system’s NLR is part of an interactive user interface, through which the user need only press a virtual record button and run through the steps of a specific task to be automated. Once recorded, 1RPA will translate those actions into a new RPA bot — with no coding required (watch an example here). The process gets even easier when paired with Amelia, our analyst-favorite conversational AI agent who can lead users step-by-step through the bot creation process.
By opening the automation-creation process to all users, enterprises allow employees to translate their process experience and knowledge into automations without relying on the intermediation of engineers. 1RPA therefore allows for the rapid creation of automations within specific business areas and departments that would not otherwise be possible, without putting additional strain on already overburdened IT and engineering personnel.
While enterprises from around the world are embracing the power of RPA, they are just beginning to tap into the potential of intelligent RPA made possible by 1RPA. Which platform will you use for your RPA journey?