Benefits of RPA

“There’s a lot of automation that can happen that isn’t a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior.” …Stewart Butterfield

 

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) emerged in the world of digital transformation to assist businesses with tedious, time-consuming, and non-value adding activities that weigh down valuable resources. Due to its universal application, RPA has been implemented worldwide for high-volume, repetitive, rule-based and standardised processes.

Robotic Process Automation uses software that allows the automation of processes, that would otherwise be performed by a human user.  The software ‘’robots’’ mimic the actions that would be performed by a user. These robots can do a number of tasks such as:

  • Log in to applications
  • Move files and folders
  • Open emails and attachments
  • Monitor email inboxes
  • Connect to system APIs
  • Read and write to databases
  • Scrape data from the web
  • Copy and paste data into different systems
  • Extract and process content from digital documents
  • Perform basic calculations
  • Among many others

 

With RPA, finance and accounting professionals can onboard customers more quickly, get invoices paid faster, optimise reporting and so much more.

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