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Robotic Process Automation Services

RPA will help automate the repeatable, manual and mundane tasks to free up time, reduce human error and increase ROI.

What is Robotic Process Automation?

Certain tasks in you and your team’s day-to-day are mundane and repeatable. RPA automates those tasks so you can focus on higher-level/value work. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) completes repetitive, predictable tasks using bots (programmable desktop routines across multiple applications). RPA bots are an intelligent form of software that completes digital tasks. Automation robots complete these tasks automatically without human interference, allowing for higher speed and accuracy.

Task automation software services from Salient Process will shift your repetitious tasks to software, freeing your employees to focus on value-adding tasks that drive your primary business goals.

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Benefits Your Business

RPA is one of the most common Digital Business Automation capabilities. Robotic automation transfers repetitive and error-prone tasks from humans to intelligent software that can be programmed to do the tasks. When deployed, RPA automates front and back-office tasks, which frees employees to focus on more value-adding activities and makes your business more efficient. These “robots” can be easily configured and trained to execute an unlimited number of automated activities on computers, online and legacy application systems.

Differences Between RPA and Traditional Automation

While robotic process automation and traditional automation both aid in streamlining workflows and reducing the need for employees to perform repetitive tasks, there are significant differences between the two:

Implementing RPA software into your company’s current infrastructure is relatively seamless, as you will not need to change your internal technology (IT). The RPA bot will blend with your existing processes to make them faster and more efficient. If you update your entire system or implement a different IT system, you can quickly transfer RPA across multiple systems.

Since RPA technology uses a graphical user interface, it does not need to integrate with every application, which provides a faster implementation speed. For example, implementing RPA to streamline payroll will not cause the system to integrate into other financial software or HR management tools.

Robotic process automation is process driven, meaning it will only focus on a specific task. Traditional automation, however, will perform quality tests and complex programming, which may delay its processing speed. It also requires critical IT support and may take longer to integrate into your current software.

RPA is highly customizable, making it an ideal solution for various processes. Employees can create RPA bots that execute a specific task while synchronizing with other necessary software such as email, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) to ensure all employees have access to the same programs to improve collaboration.

With traditional automation, you will have to understand the limitations of application programming interfaces (API), which may make it harder to update and change the system. While most IT teams know how to overcome these issues quickly, it can take some time to fully implement a specific update.

Both RPA and traditional automation have an implementation cost. However, when comparing prices, you will want to consider whether you will recover the costs through the benefits the technology will provide your business.

While RPA does cost more than traditional automation, the benefits often far outweigh implementation costs. Meanwhile, traditional automation often costs more resources to maintain over time due to its complex integration process.

For traditional automation systems, a human will have to feed program information into the software before it can begin executing predefined instructions. With RPA, bots will complete tasks by imitating human actions. By using RPA for repetitive tasks, you will train it to mimic how a human mind would act and think in that situation.

Traditional automation sometimes requires a physical machine to perform multiple tasks or two actions simultaneously. With RPA solutions, you can assign jobs to hundreds of RPA bots to execute tasks in a virtual space without physical machinery.

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It’s been a huge relief for me with all these data-hungry coworkers and operations that we have a [RPA] solution we can get you what you need and want

 

Caitlin Strittmatter Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

We have now saved $16 million/year since January 2018, and we started tracking our hours saved at the end of 2021, and we have saved 450 hrs/year using RPA

Stu Farber Vp of IT

Advantages of Task Automation

Integrating automated tasks into your workforce offers many advantages, including:

Task automation increases productivity because bots complete repetitive tasks faster than human workers. They can also work 24/7.

Robotic process automation reduces the chance of errors by removing the human factor.

With robots completing menial tasks, your workers can focus on objectives that need creativity, subjective judgment and problem-solving, making them feel more satisfied with their work.

Bot automation is easier to scale than a human workforce. As your business grows, your bots can handle the influx without the need to hire and train personnel.

RPA works quickly and accurately. With fewer resources going toward correcting mistakes, robotic process automation offers a quick return on your investment.

Use Cases for Robotic Automation

Bot RPA is ideal for tasks that are highly repetitive and follow rules or schedules. Some industries that can take advantage of task automation software include:

Reporting, user information management, audit compliance and management and claims processing

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Employee experience, FAQ resolution, procurement, onboarding, offboarding

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Operational analytics, patient preauthorization and medical record management

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Data movement & customer lookups across many systems, new customer onboarding

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Move data in and our of ERP, reporting, PO & invoice processing, inventory reporting and management

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Supply chain management, product safety tracking and life cycle management

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Some other tasks bot automation can handle include:

  • Filling in forms
  • Logging into programs
  • Making calculations
  • Processing orders
  • API-less data integration
  • Migrating data
  • Re-entering data
  • Extracting unstructured data
  • Gathering data from the web
  • Opening and moving files
  • Analyzing and routing emails

Why Work With Salient Process for RPA?

Salient Process is an award-winning company with an IBM Premier Partner distinguishment. Our clients do the talking for us, so check out our Podcast, “Bots and Thoughts: The Hyperautomation Podcast,” to learn “why Salient.” We have vast experience with RPA and can help you automate nearly any aspect of your business, whether you want to simplify a standalone process or many day-to-day tasks. We are passionate about helping your business achieve optimization and growth through automation solutions.

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Salient Process uses Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to shift mundane tasks from your employees to bots. We can help your business set up task automation for specific workflows or take a holistic Business Automation approach. Request more information about our task automation software to get started today.