Robotic Process Automation (RPA) With Arvato Systems
Digitize your processes with robotic process automation
RPA: Smart Assistants for Your Processes
Digitize, automate, optimize - in process management, everything revolves around increasing the efficiency or reducing the costs of business processes. Everyone is talking about digital transformation, and one component in the digitization of companies keeps popping up: Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In a 2020 study by International Data Group (IDG), 53 percent of companies surveyed rated RPA as very relevant to digitization within an organization (source).
But what is RPA anyway and what role does it play in companies' digitization strategy? Robotic Process Automation is a form of process automation in which digital software robots process structured business processes in an automated manner. The technology is primarily suitable for repetitive and rule-based activities that were previously performed manually. The bots learn the processes and thus imitate the employees - they perform the tasks independently, without pause and completely error-free.
Arvato Systems is your professional and reliable partner for digitizing and automating your business processes. We accompany you on the way to fully automated end-to-end processes with RPA.
How to Automate Your Processes With Robotic Process Automation
Robotic Process Automation is an essential building block in digitization but should not be applied to all business processes without consideration. The pure automation or digitization of tasks and activities is generally not a target-oriented solution. There is a risk that this will only conceal costs instead of reducing them. So how can suitable processes be identified actually to save costs and time? The following requirements should be (partially) met:
- Rule-based and repetitive processes
- Constant processes
- Defined rules and decision paths
- Structured data input
- Medium to high process volume
The goal is to digitize and optimize an end-to-end process. However, tackling the entire process directly is usually not a good idea. It is better to filter out individual tasks and proceed step by step.
To analyze your process landscape in detail and successfully select suitable subtasks for RPA, you can resort to Process Mining. The process management technique looks at process data down to the smallest detail and recognizes correlations so that optimization through RPA can occur in a targeted manner.
Test RPA together with us in a pilot project that saves time and costs while delivering fast results! In a workshop, we identify potentials in your process environment together in advance.
Your Benefits with Robotic Process Automation
Together with Arvato Systems, we started digitization with RPA. What initially started as a pilot project is now an important building block in the automation of our organization. With the experts from Arvato Systems, we continue to work successively on digitization and automation in order to move into the future with optimized processes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Robotic Process Automation
What potential do software robots offer for my company?
RPA is available around the clock, allowing you to take advantage of time when employees are not working. This can result in a significant increase in efficiency and productivity. Bots perform tedious tasks that are typically monotonous but occur in high volume. Eliminating these tasks can reduce your employees' stress levels and increase motivation. Moreover, RPA performs the tasks absolutely error-free, which can be reflected in an increase in the quality of your services and products.
In which departments can I use RPA in a meaningful way?
RPA can basically provide support wherever repetitive and rule-based activities occur, which in the best case have a medium to high volume. Typical application areas are e.g. controlling, HR, building management, facility management. RPA is completely industry-independent.
How long does a pilot project last?
The duration of a pilot project varies from a few days to a few weeks, with the actual amount of time depending on the scope of the process in question. Since the implementation of RPA does not require any changes to the infrastructure, processes, or applications, the time required is kept to a minimum, and results are quickly visible.
How do I identify qualified processes for RPA?
For your process optimization with RPA, our experts at Arvato Systems follow a tool-based approach with process mining. Through process mining, we identify the relevant (sub-)processes that you can efficiently optimize with RPA. We honestly evaluate which areas of your company RPA can be used sensibly and where not - experience shows that you should use bots for about one-third of your processes.
Why is Arvato Systems the best partner for RPA projects?
Our many years of experience in topics, methods and tools related to Business Process Management, as well as our long-standing partnerships with UiPath and Microsoft, qualify us as the ideal partner for your RPA projects. Your advantage with Arvato Systems: You get everything from a single source. If you have concerns about security with robotic process automation, our colleagues from our in-house data center are directly available for questions and answers. As a complete system integrator, we are very familiar with the automation of third-party tools, such as SAP, Salesforce, DocuSign and many more.