What Are the Benefits of RPA?

by Emily on June 6, 2017

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There has been a long-running argument that robots could potentially take over jobs from people, however this is not necessarily always a bad thing. Often software robotics can actually help with the monotonous work and automating knowledge-based business processes can make human jobs easier, allowing more room for jobs to be specialized. In fact, we are pretty far from robots taking over. Here are some of the key benefits of robotic process automation of work in businesses:

Saving Time

Obviously, a big benefit of using a robot rather than a human is that robots can perform significantly faster than humans on average. What takes a robot milliseconds, can take a human several minutes. This obviously allows for greater productivity in the long run.

Saving Money

A massive driving force behind most things is the cost. And it is fair to say that robotic labor is ultimately cheaper than human work. Of course, they are not free, however they can operate 24 hours a day. This lowers labour cost significantly.

Increased Accuracy

When a company has a high human error rate it might be wise to decide to employ a robot for some of this busy work. This, in the long run, is a time saver, but also increases productivity for the company. The fact that a task has the possibility to be completed the same way each time is a huge improvement of quality for the company.

Increased Flexibility

As it stands, dealing and working with robots can be easier to manage than having to deal with people performing work. With robots, you have a more flexible work force. You do not have to deal with hiring temporary work force, amd you do not have to deal with extensive training. With robotic automation, all you have to deal with is programming the robot. Implementing robotic processes and assigning them a task can be done pretty easily without hiring, training, or having to get completely up do date with the technology.

Greater Customer Care

Analytics are a very important part of marketing today. This is why robotic automation can help your business to advertise to their customers specifically, and also to increase the overall customer satisfaction. This is also done with automated robotics, which lead to increased customer experience with less wait time and more available lines and automatic customer service help.

Limited IT

We all hate dealing with the IT department. This is a major benefit of robotic automation. While it is always recommended to have an IT person on hand, it is does not require extreme technical skills to work out. In the end, most employees are able to learn the ins and outs of the automated robotic worker and robotic software will work with almost any application and the interaction can occur through the user interface.

While it is a sci-fi fear of the work force that they will be replaced with robots, this is hardly the case. In the long run, RPA can be a great addition to any work force or business.

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