It is of the utmost importance to us that our explanations aid in peoples understanding the topic rather than getting confused in different terminology and be vague. Keeping this in mind, we are explaining the new concept robotic process automation.
What is Robotic Process Automation?
Simply put Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the process of automating your current work flows. What it means is that the way you are currently working and operating once you start automating that it becomes robotic process automation. So any of your work flow that you have, you probably can automate. This automation of your business process is called RPA.
Why is it called RPA?
The reason that it is called RPA is that it uses bots (robots) to do the work and automates the processes of businesses.
What is the difference between robotic process automation and business process automation?
They are one and the same thing. Please also see Business Process Automation.
A typical example would be the real estate industry. The real estate industries work flow is usually the following: (this is just an example and the actual process is far more complicated than that)
Step 1) Go to a particular set of websites
Step 2) Obtain data from these websites of new listings of property
Step 3) Store it in a database and or in excel in proper format
Currently this work is being done by a human, however this work can be done by robots. Using robotic process automation, you could potentially automate all of these things.
The Real Estate industry is a practical use case but it is not alone. Many other companies can and actually do have small flows that can be automated with the use of robotic process automation. See the case study section to learn more.
For further information and queries, please Contact Us