RPA creates time to spend on more valuable tasks by automation of repeating tasks. A digital colleague that is error-free, always motivated and works when needed.
Use software to automate repetitive tasks and regain valuable time
In our knowledge-based economy we’re always on the hunt for a better and more efficient way of working. Doing the same amount of work in less time, while minimising mistakes and maximising happiness at work. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) focusses on robotising digital, repetitive tasks, so employees gain valuable time. Time they can then use for other, more valuable tasks.
RPA is used at the front-end of business systems, mainly at the interface. It’s also used in parts of the IT-landscape accessible to day-to-day employees, web pages and email accounts. A software robot can simulate actions and execute tasks which normally necessitate human intervention. With an extensive arsenal of activities, plugins, and a growing range of smart tools, the software robot is a reliable digital colleague. One big advantage of RPA is that it’s low-code. This ensures accessibility and scalability, which make it suitable for every type of organisation. Plus, if in-house employees learn to develop RPA solutions themselves, this creates even more value for the business.
The benefits of RPA
People aren’t robots, and robots aren’t people. Unfortunately, human colleagues are still assigned tasks they’d rather delegate to a robot. And they’re usually right; robots are just better than humans at some tasks. This is why RPA is the best way for any organisation to make their employees feel more valuable and minimise procrastination of insufficiently incentivising tasks.
One way RPA can improve efficiency in businesses is by using it to copy data from a web form to a CRM-system. A human employee would have to copy this data word by word, typing each letter manually. A monotonous, error-prone task that takes up a lot of time. A digital colleague could execute this task perfectly and report-out all details to their human counterpart. Another issue businesses occasionally have to deal with is the limits to the possibilities of their day-to-day IT-systems. And if system management is done by third parties, this further limits optimising the business architecture. Because RPA operates at the front-end of the business, processes can quickly be improved upon.
The benefits of RPA are cumulative. The more often repetitive tasks are executed and the larger the processed data is, the more suitable robotising them becomes. This saves time immediately and minimises employee down-time. Do your employees the favour of implementing RPA solutions to take over tasks not suitable for humans.
One of the most valuable things in life is time. There seems to be a chronic shortage of it, and RPA can offer the solution. Robotising tasks frees up time that can be spent on other matters, like working on complex problems or challenging goals.
Repetitive, manual labour increases susceptibility to making mistakes. Employees are more easily distracted and concentration decreases when their tasks aren’t challenging enough. A software robot is not prone to boredom and never makes mistakes.
Improves recognising value
When implementing RPA, value becomes an important topic. When determining which tasks are suitable for robotising, processes are assessed for their ease of implementation and impact to the organisation. Viewing the business through this lens, value recognition becomes much easier.
Lowers dependence on humans
Illness, unexpected circumstances or seasonal depressions; employees are susceptible to all kinds of matters that influence their functioning. When processes are largely dependent on humans, this causes unnecessary business risks. RPA minimises these risks and improves organisational stability.
Increases personal growth
When software robots take over time-consuming tasks, employees gain time to spend on other things. Naturally, they will put more time into challenging tasks, solving complex problems and developing new skills. This can drastically improve happiness.
Expedites organisational growth
Increased output, more efficient use of resources and more stable processes will undoubtedly lead to organisational development. If RPA is applied well and the software robots are fully integrated into the workforce, be prepared for growth (and champagne).
Builds a culture of innovation
Standing still is moving backwards. More and more businesses want to keep up with new developments by making innovation a core value. RPA is one of these new technologies. By taking a ride on this train, innovation will become an increasingly integral part of business culture.
Stimulates critical thinking
Robotising work can give employees a feeling of insecurity. When this feeling is overcome and employees start critically looking at their responsibilities, huge gains are made. The focus will shift from quantity to quality, and points of improvement are more readily recognised.
At Nimble, we love process optimisation and digitisation. We operate at the intersection of people, process and technology, because we know this is where X marks the spot. There’s so much untouched potential value, just waiting to be extracted with the right tools. RPA is one of those tools. Want to know what value RPA can bring to your business? Talk to one of our experts!
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