Software Robot technology (also known as RPA or Robotic Process Automation) represents a new paradigm in business process automation. Robots are programs that control other applications to perform repetitive and rule-based tasks. They allow people to focus their efforts on activities that require creativity and cognitive interpretation.
Similar to the manufacturing sector, where robotics revolutionized productivity and quality, Software Robots are transforming the way companies manage their back and front office processes, drastically improving accuracy, speed and efficiency.
With a human touch
Jidoka robots interact with programs and applications the same way that people do, without altering the existing systems.
Robots are available 24x7x365 and work faster and without interruptions, drastically improving productivity and efficiency of businesses
Time to market
Since no system modification or integration is required, a process can be automated in days or weeks.
Return of investment is obtained in months. In each execution, the robots provide detailed information about what they did and how they did it, which makes key processes indicators (KPI) available in real time.
The main difference from the traditional automation lies in its non-invasive nature. Robots do not have direct access to databases, or have to integrate with systems, web services or APIs.
All communications are via user-interfaces or applications windows, in the same way that people do it: moving the mouse, clicking on menus, entering keyboard commands, reading data on a screen.
This new approach of “automating screens” provides the necessary information without modifying the underlying systems. Additionally, it is no longer necessary to understand the technology they use or the data model that supports the applications