The robotic process automation is a somewhat mysterious term covering the modern replacement of routine activities with smart software robots

Endless completion of tables, creation of various statements and “reports”, recording and write-offs of assets or checks of invoice payments. These are routine activities that are still carried out by employees themselves in a number of companies. Often, these tasks intrude on work that is much more creative and perhaps more important for the company’s development, but what can you do: the tables must be completed, the investors should be put in the picture and the accounting will not wait.

The routine is deadening

Such work often demotivates employees and many of them decide to leave for somewhere where they expect to have more room for their own creativity. “Our goal is to achieve such conditions in companies where people do an interesting job they enjoy,” Zdeněk Galia, Software Robotic Automation Evangelist from StringData focusing on this issue, says.

A new phenomenon

According to Galia, there is a modern way to achieve such a goal. This is automation. Robots may also be involved in routine office operations: not machines that run through office corridors but software solutions that will take over routines. Such a procedure is called Robotic Process Automation and is abbreviated to RPA.

Robotic process automation

RPA is a relatively new phenomenon that has begun to appear in offices around the world in only the past few years, as the abilities of so-called artificial intelligence have strengthened. The key to RPA is the fact that the robot actually learns activities it is not specifically programmed to do. This has a number of benefits, including the fact that what specific activities are the ideal candidate for automation can be determined through learning in the office in the initial phase using the special feature.

Simplicity above all

The advantage is that RPA does not require employees to have programming skills, but it is more versatile and flexible than traditional single-purpose tools – such as those for matching payments and invoices. Thanks to this, RPA is a rapidly growing area bringing positive changes to companies. It improves work efficiency and creates room for companies to offer new services thanks to released capacities.

Robots will also make office work easier. And they will not get in the employees’ way.