Pairing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with expert consultancy can give you the flexibility and continuity you need to work better out of the office. It can even make your organisation more productive than before #WFH. Read on to find out how.
Your job often consists of a lot of paperwork and repetitive tasks. When you’re working on these, they eat away at the time you could have spent dealing with clients, building business and communicating your services to interested stakeholders. RPA offers software-driven solutions that drive the tedium out of your day, letting you concentrate on what really matters.
But wouldn’t it just be cheaper to do this all by hand?
No. Not only does RPA reduce the amount your organisation spends on back-room tasks, it is the only way to be sure that the data and digital assets you hold are secure. After all, keeping tabs on everybody manually leaves vulnerabilities. Old logins can stay live. Forgotten pools of data can hang around where they shouldn’t be. Worst of all, neglected entry-points to your organisation’s most important information can develop.
Would this work for my organisation?
Fortunately, RPA is scalable, complementing many other IAM and PAM solutions. RPA can cater to any size of organisation – from legal firms, accountants and hauliers, to large banks, insurers and retailers. For your identity management, there are processes to manage joiners, movers and leavers (JMLs), and these can be linked to software that secures and manages access to your databases, too. And for the daily grind of filing and filling in standardised paperwork, most competitive RPA solutions offer AI-driven software to read, organise and process form-based data with natural language processing.
In addition, many organisations worry that implementing a system like RPA could overwhelm their existing infrastructure or become a white elephant. Yet with the majority of the UK’s workers still clocking in from home, and with increasing uncertainty about the future needs of business after Brexit, getting consistency in your business processes will give you the peace of mind you need to future-proof your operations. It should come as no surprise, either, that the RPA industry has seen a 63% expansion since 2018, according to Gartner.
What does automation mean for my organisation?
RPA is only one part of the automation journey. It means linking up every area of your organisation so you can work better together, for everyone you’re working with. Every part – from client-facing operations, to internal connected devices like printers, speakers and other basic office gadgets, to wholesale digital environments and security systems – can cooperate with the right vision for automation. So, with the right advice and support, automation can keep your organisation working on the same page, securely and swiftly, all year round. The productivity you get back by automatically coordinating your enterprise puts your organisation on the front foot, with a growing amount of the working world now living online.
Of course, the online world changes all the time. This worries many organisations, who fear that digitisation will see them being left behind or facing security gaps. Automation gives you all the tools you need to turbocharge your work with easily adaptable, software-based boosts to your productivity. No more security worries from human error; and no more panicking about outdated technology.
The big picture on RPA and automation
The rising necessity of keeping your whole organisation in the same digital loop has rapidly expanded the growth of technologies like RPA. As employees begin to see working from home as a permanent part of their working life, employers have to start thinking about how best to make this shift a productive and secure change.
The easiest way to do this is to reduce the number of manual tasks in your organisation using robotic process automation. With fewer people in the office, and more connections into your organisation from the outside, having systems to automatically process, monitor and provide data and information is a huge reassurance. And with a high and consistent level of performance, RPA and automation means fewer ambiguities at a time when so much about the future of work is uncertain.