Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has gained tremendous momentum in the Intelligent Automation industry in a very short period of time. One of the many reasons is that robots can be deployed in any size organization and can handle virtually any task in a given industry.
But how does intelligent automation actually help managers make better and faster decisions? How can it grant them the ability to fully utilize the potential of their employees?
To learn how intelligent automation and robotic process automation can support your business, let’s start with the basics.
Types of Robotic Automation Processes
Before anything, ask yourself this: What kind of robotic process automation do I need to improve my business performance?
There are many types of robots. For example, you could have an attended or an unattended:
- Data Entry Robot
- Validation and Verification Robot
- System Integration Robot
- Scheduled or Trigger Robot
And that’s only to name a few. Each of them can play a specific role in your business and perform its task better and faster, oftentimes without supervision. Let’s take a closer look at each of the above robots to understand how intelligent automation can help managers maximize and leverage their employees’ potential.
The Data Entry Robot
Definitely one of the most popular across all industries. Left unattended, these robots can complete manual, repetitive tasks that require no cognitive decision-making. They can also perform 24/7 without taking a coffee break!
If your company has two systems that need integration and the data from one system needs to be replicated into another, this is a perfect job for a data entry robot. An intelligent automation system could help your business be faster, more accurate, and you can leave this Robot unattended without issue.
Validation and Verifications Robots
Generally speaking, this intelligent automation system is used to make a real-time call on a third-party system to verify the accuracy of financial transactions. This type of robot may be able to use cognitive decision-making or even artificial intelligence (AI) to further automate the process, and will work until the decision is made and then continue onto the rest of the process from there.
The System Integration Robot
If you recognize that your business has a very complex or labor-intensive process that is for the most part manual, this is the type of robotic process automation that you need. Perhaps you have an application programming interface (API) that needs to be built. If you wonder what an API is, let’s say that it is a very detailed map that is required to perform hundreds of thousands of keystrokes.
In short, what may take human days, weeks or even months to complete is an ideal job for this type of robot.
The Scheduled or Trigger Robots
This kind of intelligent automation is of a rather patient nature, as it is triggered once a specific task or event takes place, making these robots perfect for month-end closing tasks. Since they can handle many applications that can automate periodic tasks, these robots can be very simple and yet incredibly important.
What Type of Intelligent Automation System Do I Need?
INTEGRIM’s intelligent automation solutions experts can help you define which robots are best suited for your needs. The advantage of an intelligent automation system is that it’s relatively easy and fast to put in place. It requires no programming and robots are very scalable. But be careful: robots are addictive and like to work with many friends, so we’re pretty sure your first robot won’t be your last!
If you need more information about intelligent automation, do not hesitate to contact INTEGRIM’s automation solutions experts today. A member of our team will gladly answer any of your questions.