Pairing 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 workday, and those of many of your colleagues, 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 cases and communicating your services to interested stakeholders. Robotic process automation offers software-driven solutions that get these jobs done, so you can concentrate on what really matters to you.
But wouldn’t it just be cheaper to do this all by hand?
No. Not only can RPA itself reduce the amount your organisation spends on back-room tasks, when it comes to managing the identities and data in your organisation, RPA is the only way to be sure that you’re secure.
Keeping tabs on everybody by hand leaves vulnerabilities. Old logins can stay live; disused and vulnerable pools of data can be hanging around where they shouldn’t be; and neglected entry-points to your organisation’s most important information can develop.
Would this work for my organisation?
Fortunately, RPA is a scalable technology that complements many other solutions and can cater to any size of organisation – from small legal firms and retailers to large insurers. 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 that can read, organise and process form-based data with natural language processing (NLP).
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.
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.
Alt: Automated Enterprise diagram for RPA
The productivity you get back, thanks to this switch from manually to automatically coordinating your enterprise, puts your organisation on the front foot. Additionally, a growing amount of the working world now operates online and changes all the time.
This worries many organisations, who fear they will be left behind, or face security gaps as more of what they do becomes digitised. Automation gives you all the tools you need to turbocharge the delivery of systems, services and security you can offer to clients and customers, without worrying about being behind the curve in their digital transformation.
The big picture on RPA and automation
The rising necessity of keeping your whole organisation in the same digital loop has turbocharged 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.