Is RPA Right for My Business?

The last few years have seen a significant increase in the popularity of automation solutions across a wide range of industries. In fact, Robotic Process Automation is considered “transformational technology”, because implementing this intelligent software can completely transform your business.

Businesses from many industries have been using RPA as part of their digital transformation, and it is no surprise why. A significant decrease in error brings an increase in speed and efficiency, massive cost-saving means a boost in ROI, and getting rid of dull, time-consuming, computer-based tasks elevates productivity and leads to higher levels of employee satisfaction.

At this point, there can only be one reason why your business has not yet invested in RPA solutions – you’re not convinced that RPA is right for your business.

Sure, not every business is well suited for RPA solutions, and so we are here to help you decide if your business can benefit from implementing this transformational technology.

If you’re asking yourself, “Does my business need RPA?” here are three questions to consider:

1. Does your business need to reduce costs?

RPA uses intelligent software technology, or ‘robots’, to automatically complete rule-based and trigger-driven digital tasks that once required human action. This means that the software allows organizations to achieve much more with the same amount of staff.

In fact, if implemented correctly, your business can anticipate a reduction in the cost of existing manual operations, plus the recovery of up to 100% of the investment within 6 – 9 months after implementation.

2. Are you looking to scale your business?

RPA robots can be programmed to perform important business tasks at much greater speeds, with complete precision, reliability, and 100% accuracy every time.

Using RPA software to automate critical business processes allows for the flexibility necessary to handle any workload, accommodating even unexpected increases in volume. This means that your business will be able to confidently scale without the fear of not being able to keep up with demand.

3. Are you looking for innovative ways to improve job satisfaction and employee morale?

Business processes that are best suited for automation technology are rule-based and trigger-driven. These tasks, although crucial, are typically time-consuming, monotonous, and dull. Indeed, these repetitive and tedious digital activities require little creativity or deep thinking from employees.

RPA software can be implemented to complete these manual computer-based tasks, freeing up your workforce to focus their time and energy on meaningful human tasks, not robotic ones. When employees no longer need to waste valuable brainpower on mundane digital tasks, productivity will increase as will overall employee satisfaction.

If the above points have convinced you that your business can benefit from this transformational technology, the next step is to identify if your business process is best suited for RPA solutions.

Use our RPA Feasibility Calculator to discover if your business process is suitable to be automated using RPA technology, and get ready to take your business to new heights.

How RPA can Free Employees’ Time for More Important Work

Your employees are your business’s most valuable asset, no question about it. Their talents shouldn’t be wasted on monotonous digital tasks that could instead be completed in a fraction of the time by intelligent RPA software bots.

A business can boast the best product, implement optimum marketing strategies, and have the perfect processes in place; but without a top-notch team of exceptional people, it won’t get very far.

So why would you waste your employee’s valuable time and expertise on completing dull, manual processes that slow down their productivity – affecting your business – and making that work a chore – affecting job satisfaction?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is transformative technology that uses software robots to handle repetitive and high-volume tasks at top speed and with increased accuracy, freeing up the human workforce to focus on tasks that they do best, and enjoy most.

Below we take a look at some real-world examples of how RPA has transformed working conditions across a range of industries, resulting in significant time saving and improved employee satisfaction.

Time-saving

RPA has been successfully utilized across a range of industries to free up employees’ time to concentrate on more valuable work.

A large insurance agency reports that they save between 20 and 40 hours a day since implementing RPA technology. Larry H, a systems administrator at the agency says, “Our organization has improved because of the time savings. We’ve got robots now taking 10 seconds to do what people were taking four to six minutes to do. It’s a whole department of people that are now free to do other things.”

A major manufacturing company similarly reports that utilizing RPA on a high-visibility data entry project saved their retail managers roughly 5 500 hours a year.

Significate time-saving is reported by a managing associate at a legal firm too: “Our processing time was reduced to half an hour from something that would have taken up the whole day (eight hours). This has freed up our legal staff’s time to focus on more important and strategic tasks.”

Improved employee satisfaction

Doing the same thing over and over every day is not only dull but can lead to poor employee morale. When automation software takes over these mundane tasks, employees are free to focus on more important work that stimulates them, leading to improved job satisfaction.

A department lead at a consultancy firm remarked that since the implementation of RPA software, employees can now “use automation and apply their brains somewhere fruitful.”

When human resources are no longer bogged down by time-consuming manual tasks like moving files, filling out forms, and extracting data from emails, they can focus on more important work, like collaborating on innovative business projects and interacting with customers.

At another consultancy, a developer noted that “A [RPA] robot takes [repetitive tasks] away and helps people enjoy their work a lot more because they can do non-repetitive tasks. They can be a lot more customer-facing and perhaps build stronger relationships with their customers, know them better, and have more time available to work on other projects or work on other things that they may never have had the time to do.”

Aaron F, a systems administrator at a manufacturing company remarked that since implementing automation solutions, he has noticed performance benefits with his staff. Since being relieved of some of the tedious tasks they previously used to spend time and energy on, they are significantly happier and more stimulated in their jobs.

Implementing RPA software to complete manual computer-based administrative tasks provides the workforce with more time to focus their energy on meaningful human tasks, not robotic ones. When they no longer need to waste valuable brainpower on mundane digital tasks, productivity will increase as will overall employee satisfaction.

Isn’t it time that you discovered how implementing RPA can save your business time, increase productivity, and boost employee morale?

Book a Discovery Call with one of our RPA Implementation Experts now.

Your employees will thank you.