RPA is Helping Business Cope

Robotic Process Automation is being adopted extensively by companies and available from a variety of vendors, including the big ones like Microsoft, SAP and IBM. It’s used to automate repetitive processes primarily, but certainly not exclusively, in the finance and accounting areas.

RPA has nothing to do with robots, but rather is software that can be used for processes embedded in various applications and platforms, even if they were never intended to interface with each other. Which means it can automate processes without the massive costs involved in changing major applications, like ERP systems.

It is proving useful to companies coping with Covid19, with employees moving to work offsite and back, working remotely and in a central office. When processes are automated they can be carried out more reliably. So RPA is popular for transactional applications, to ensure there is not a lag in production. Several good articles are available on RPA, including the one at this link and the others referenced in that article.

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