By JOLT Experts on Aug 7, 2019 8:06:01 PM
In 2019, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has become the fastest growing enterprise software segment and an established technology for a large number of organizations. It bring a variety of benefits to the table such as increased accuracy and efficiency, and allows you to transform your digital workforce by automating high-volume and labor intense processes, which in return frees human employees of doing monotonous and repetitive tasks. Although the general idea of RPA seems clear and easy, it is important to do your research and our experts here at JOLT Advantage Group are sharing 6 important tips to help in your RPA implementation.
Select the proper process to start your RPA journeyWhen starting your RPA journey, it is important to select the proper processes for automation. These are processes that tend to be highly manual and repetitive, can be structured as a rule-based workflow, represents a pain point for your company in terms of low productivity or high margin of errors, and have the potential to generate ROI. When starting with RPA it is important to be patient and select the processes that are the so-called low hanging fruit, automating these processes will allow you to see the benefits of RPA quickly. This will allow your RPA initiative to prove its value and gather more momentum so that you can then move toward automating the bigger and better processes.
Understand the processesWhen you have selected the process you want to automate, it is important to have a full understanding of the process from end to end. By understanding the process in its entirety, it allows you to go through the process and change or update anything that is needed so that automation can be implemented easily. It is important to map the process thoroughly to reduce post-production issues.
Document the processesWhen preparing for automation it is important that the process is accurately documented in full detail. If the process is already documented, it is good to go through and make sure everything in the process is mapped out so that when RPA development is started, it is easy to go from detailed documentation to automation.
Start with the departments that have a large volume of automatable processesWhen looking for processes to automate, it is helpful to look into the departments that have a large volume of standardized and manually-driven processes. Those processes will allow for the highest rate of success with RPA because of the ease of automation. Automate the easiest processes first to get some quick wins and then look to scale up.
Get proper buy-in
When starting something as transformative and impactful as RPA it is important to inform and educate management and stakeholders about RPA and its potential benefits for your company. This will allow the start of effective projects. With early buy-in from management and stakeholders, it allows for the spread of RPA information and knowledge throughout your company which builds support and confidence for the institutionalization of your RPA program across the enterprise.
RPA is a journey, not just a single project. With RPA you are looking to transform your company as a whole and not just automate one process. When getting started, automate the easiest processes and work up the scale of complexity as your RPA program becomes more stable and has more experience in the company.
In conclusion, RPA is not something that should be implemented on a whim. It is a great technology with many benefits that can help move your company forward in the age of automation.
JOLT Advantage Group is ready to help you implement RPA and meet all your digital transformation needs. Our experts can help you map out your automation roadmap, design your processes, develop your bots, and build a sustainable digital workforce for the future. So, once you’re educated, enabled, and ready to hit the ground running, we will step in to support you in your RPA journey in every way that is needed.
Contact us to learn how you can get started today.