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Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Disrupting Humans with Algorithms

By Dick Weisinger

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the use of software and hardware robots to perform jobs normally done by humans, like data entry. RPA typically is used to refer to tasks which go beyond standard automation and also the ability to sense and respond to the surrounding environment.

The global IT Robotic Automation Market is expected to reach $8.75 billion by 2024, according to Research and Markets. RPA is proving to be a disruptive technology.  The use of RPA can save as much as 65 percent over the use of humans.

Gartner has estimated that the demand for RPA tools is growing at a rate of about 20 to 30 percent each quarter.

John Watling, MD for Accenture Operations, said that “robots don’t make errors, they simply follow the exact instructions that were provided to them by their human operators. These instructions are either modelled in a visual workflow or taught to the RPA tool by recording and analyzing the process as being performed by a human operator.”

Examples of early uses of RPA include the automating the actions humans might normally take when interacting with a software applications like ERP.  Watling said that “this is because RPA technology has the capability to rapidly automate standard operating procedures and tasks of existing business processes without any changes or intrusion to the server side of the applications used by the operations team to complete business transactions.”

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8 comments on “Robotic Process Automation (RPA): Disrupting Humans with Algorithms
  1. Mina says:

    There’s also a lot of talk of cognitive advancements inside the RPA field, with robots gaining the ability to process increasingly complex data and emulate human level decision making. The big RPA providers, think Blue Prism, UiPath, AA, are already implementing some features, and are raising funds to develop it further.

  2. Thanks for your detailed explanation. By going through your post, I have attained a clear knowledge on the end to end aspects of RPA.So we expect more articles on Robotic Process Automation.

  3. Great information sharing about the RPA.Thanks for posting.I will take a note of your blog For More Information or new information about RPA.

  4. Thanks for sharing such a great information on RPA(Robotic Process Automation)
    We are expecting more articles from you

  5. Tishya says:

    WOW, simply WoW, what a great blog and yeah its disrupting humans with algo.
    Thanks & Cheers !!

  6. simple and in the easy way you explained it very well thanx for the article
    I will follow your blog for more posts

  7. calfre2020 says:

    well explained. Got to learn new things from your Blog

    • It’s a great read.
      Robotic Process Automation is a rapid solution, easy to build and quick to implement compared to traditional solutions.
      Undoubtedly the adoption of RPA technology is on the rise in its ability to deliver quick ROI and enhanced control of the operations.

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