Organizations worldwide utilize robotic process automation (RPA) to support their workflow processes and improve business efficiency—91% of executives believe that introducing and implementing RPA will save workers time performing repetitive tasks. Deloitte’s global RPA survey predicts near-universal adoption of RPA within the next five years. The most significant ways that RPA improves business efficiency include better compliance, quality, productivity, and cost reduction. Enterprises can’t afford to ignore the power of automation.
Six areas to improve business efficiency through automation
Here are six strategies for deploying RPA systems to improve business efficiency in your organization.
1. Automate repetitive tasks to reduce the risk of human error
The risk of errors in business operations increases significantly as human employees are tasked with carrying out menial duties. To achieve higher business efficiency, organizations are turning to automation to eliminate the risk of preventable human errors. Implementing RPA achieves this and allows organizations to re-assign employees to more impactful areas of the business.
2. Free up human resources by leveraging the flexibility of RPA
RPA is flexible and can carry out comprehensive business logic. Many organizations require complex rules that a robotic worker can execute seamlessly and quickly without the need of human interaction. The built-in intelligence of RPA helps improve business efficiency by working on these processes and freeing up employees to focus on more impactful and strategic tasks. Another benefit is that, unlike human workers who typically fall into routines, robotic workers won’t forget to check all of the nuanced rules that complex business processes require.
3. Reduce costly mistakes with the precision of automation
RPA can reduce or eliminate costly mistakes that lead to false analytics, wasting businesses’ resources. The precision of automated workers effectively makes tedious, repetitive tasks error-free. One of the largest benefits of this is a reduced chance of missing or inputting incorrect customer information—even a seemingly insignificant mistake can ruin the customer’s experience, leaving them with a poor view of your company. Through automation, this risk becomes negligible and your customer service team will have everything they need to give your customers a personalized, positive experience.
4. Increase employee satisfaction by automating menial tasks
When your employees get to focus on useful tasks while a robotic worker takes care of the tedious ones, their job satisfaction skyrockets. Keeping your employees engaged in their work has significant benefits, and one of the best ways to do that is by giving them meaningful duties rather than menial, repetitive ones. Introducing RPA into the workplace brings out the benefits of satisfied employees, like higher productivity, lower turnover, and an overall improved level of business efficiency.
5. Improve communication by using RPA for document creation
Many organizations are using RPA to replace their document creation tools to carry out their communication processes. RPA can make changes in one document that triggers the same changes in other ones, which lightens the employee workload by removing the need for them to manually update multiple files with small edits. With intelligent automation, companies can ensure that everyone—from end-users to employees—receives the most up-to-date information about business processes.
6. Automate responses and triggers to assist management
RPA can also improve business efficiency by assisting managers with their scheduling duties. Managers can either partially or fully automate scheduling, triggering robotic worker to send certain responses when particular events take place. Automated triggers and responses aren’t limited to scheduling capabilities—they can be tailored for the specific needs of individual organizations.
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About the Author
As a Business Associate at Thoughtful Automation, Cam Burgard brings over 4 years of experience in the technology and automation world. He's worked with clients of all sizes by bringing his experience to implement systems and tools to enhance the customer and organization's experience through automation. Cam enjoys helping customers solve their biggest problems and bring solutions to life.