By Frédéric Ledesma
At ADNEOM we know that collaboration gets things done. We are part of a strong ecosystem of 9 brands represented by the Positive Thinking Company. This ecosystem improves knowledge sharing and increase collaboration. ADNEOM and SERIAL are the perfect example of this shared vision. Both develop complementary expertise in Digital Factory, Software Development, sFactory and Content & Process Automation.
Through this article, we’d like to focus on a specific aspect of the Content & Process Automation expertise: RPA or Robotic Process Automation. and its growing impact on the way we work.
Imagine a new employee working on repetitive and daunting tasks without ever being affected, who can work at night/ on weekends/ on holidays with a smile on his face, able of assisting all your coworkers because it is in his nature.
Imagine a new employee who can bring you new business models, helping you to improve the present by giving a second wind to your old systems because he adapts to everything. Imagine a new employee helping you to build the future because he’s constantly learning and evolving.
This new employee has already begun to conquer the world: It is called RPA or digital worker.
The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is becoming a must for all companies looking to eliminate inefficiency and reduce costs.
Its efficiency, adaptability and ability to perform tasks that were previously too complicated to automate, have led to a new revolution in the last two years.
Robots have the power to connect systems directly or by integrating cognitive tasks. Imagine a user sitting in an office chair and accessing information from one, two, three, x, systems with which it must interact. Through this image what we must try to understand is:
- What information needs to flow between systems?
- What do the user interfaces look like?
- Are there any cognitive tasks to be taken into account between the transition from one system to another?
- What triggers the need to move information between these systems?
The RPA initiative generally begins with a PoC. It will provide you with a confined approach in which one or two processes will be robotized in a test environment, usually within the boundaries of a single department or business unit. The PoC will aim to demonstrate:
- The technical compatibility of the RPA solution with the existing IT landscape.
- The ease of development and functional efficiency of the RPA solution.
- The selection of the optimal RPA editor.
The PoC is generally easy to make. The next step will be the global implementation accompanied by a centre of excellence with a transversal vision.