Robotic Process Automation
What is Robotic Process Automation?
Robotic Process Automation or RPA, is the implementation and use of software robots or “bots” to carry out repetitive and mundane tasks that would normally be done by human input.
RPA is a part of Business Process Automationthat allows you to define a set of instructions that the bot will perform to carry out the needed tasks. These bots can be designed to learn, understand applications and things visible on a computer screen, and execute different inputs, like keystrokes, navigation and triggering certain responses.
Benefits of RPA
The main benefit of RPA is that it can do most of what humans can do on a computer, much faster, more reliably, more consistently and can operate without the need to take a break or stop. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to RPA.
These were just a few of the benefits which RPA will ultimately provide to you and your business.
RPA and Artificial Intelligence
RPA is not AI and AI is also not RPA. While it may seem like the 2 are the same, they are not. RPA follows rules and predetermined tasks set by the user, and cannot learn, change or adapt, where AI is able to do so. However, RPA can be given AI skills that broaden its abilities and give way to more complex tasks that RPA software is capable of doing. Such as understanding documents, visualising screens, carrying conversations and even image recognition.
Understanding RPA is a key factor in integrating into your business and making room for Digital Transformation. In our next post, we’ll go more into detail on AI Automation and how AI can help you with automating your business even further.