From innovations in data processing to automation, everyone is on the lookout for what’s next.
Consider Robotic Process Automation (RPA): the name itself is a little scary, but it is as ordinary as it gets. When people hear RPA, the first thing that comes to mind is, ‘the robots are taking over,’ like the Terminator, or Matrix. In this case, though, we are talking about software running on a physical or virtual machine. While that may lack the excitement of a Hollywood sci-fi, consider copy-paste processes or transferring files from one location to another in a matter of minutes– and you realize it is not as boring as it sounds.
RPA is essentially about using software to automate high-volume, repetitive processes that previously required only human intervention. It is a type of business process automation that allows anyone to define a set of instructions to be performed by software. This form of programming can simulate most human-computer interactions to complete many error-free tasks at a high volume and speed. For instance, consider tasks such as capturing the contents of scanned documents into an application, customer onboarding or salary processing. It is ultimately about automating some of the workplace's most tedious and repetitive and time-consuming computer-based tasks and processes.