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4 Tips for Successful RPA Implementation – Getting Started with RPA

According to a Deloitte report, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has grown in popularity over the previous few years with ” 64 percent–organizations that have embarked on the RPA journey have RPA as either an enterprise-wide or strategic initiative.” This technology allows businesses to enhance productivity by automating time-consuming and repetitive operations and reducing employee turnover by improving job satisfaction. When it comes to successful RPA implementation, here are six factors to keep in mind.

How to Ensure the Successful RPA Implementation

In our previous blog we’d discussed important points to consider while selecting an RPA software. For anyone looking to successfully implement RPA in their organization, these points will help create a cohesive RPA implementation plan However, if you want to know more about RPA first, here is the most comprehensive article for that.

Now, lets dive into the important factors to ensure successful RPA implementation

1.Choose the right processes to automate

This is perhaps the most important factor to consider when implementing RPA in your organization. In order to pick the right processes for RPA implementation, an evaluation of operations across various departments is required. Determining which processes to automate must be regulated with a framework that takes into account the organization’s ability to adopt new technologies, as well as its strategic business objectives.

A poor selection of processes is responsible for almost a third of failed automation projects. An organization’s strategic objectives should be aligned with the intent of RPA to ensure that the right processes are selected for automation. While evaluating a process suitable for automation, consider the volume of tasks in it, amount of time and resources devoted to it, whether it is rule-based or not, and also its cost-effectiveness. If a process gets a tick in all the above, it is a perfect candidate for your automation roadmap.

You can leverage our RPA experts to help you jumpstart your automation journey. Our end-to-end RPA services help our clients analyze their present automation levels and identify cost-cutting opportunities. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

2. Choose the right RPA solution

Choosing the right RPA tool is crucial for your organization. It is interesting to note that UiPath is the leader when it comes to RPA. Gartner has been recognizing UiPath as a Leader for more than a decade in ‘Magic Quadrant for RPA’, followed by Automation Anywhere. If your business lacks the manpower or expertise to automate its process, you may want to consider partnering with an RPA consulting company or BPO company. Find a vendor that is knowledgeable about your needs and is capable of customizing a solution for your organization. With 3 decades of experience and as a certified partner of both UiPath and Automation Anywhere, our team of RPA experts can help you embark on a successful RPA journey.

3. Devise a structured plan

A comprehensive RPA roadmap should not only consider implementation, but also financial stability, process scalability, and future-proofing factors. A larger and more strategic investment may be required for unattended RPA, while attended RPA is leaner and more tactical. A clear roadmap of the overall strategy is imperative regardless of the type of automation. Furthermore, you must carve out an extensive process map to mark the specific steps to be automated. Once that is done, document, clarify, and program the precise role of each automated process solution.

4. Set realistic expectations

A project will fail if its capabilities are misunderstood. This technology is transformational and disruptive. Typically, it reduces the cost of manual operations by 30% and increases productivity by 40%. And it does so without forcing organizations to change existing legacy systems.

The results of RPA are impressive, but it is not guaranteed to deliver 100% automation. Business leaders may abandon it if they do not manage this expectation upfront because they incorrectly assume that manual processes are “too complex” to be automated. In the real world, RPA automates a clearly defined process, but many companies fail to realize how many process variations there are in their day-to-day operations. Because robots are trained to a specific interface, they cannot adapt to things that are unexpected or unaccounted for.

It is therefore, best to hire RPA consultants who can help you design bots to meet your business requirements. Even though it may be impossible to anticipate every possible pitfall, robots built by RPA teams who are experienced in building bots and who know how to ask the right questions during the design phase are most likely to achieve the desired productivity and efficiency.

Conclusion

Without proper planning and allocation of tools and resources, RPA implementation can be challenging and complicated. The implementation of RPA can seem complex and daunting without these prerequisites. A RPA automation expert can alleviate the burden on the organization, so you can concentrate on what you do best.

You can also have a look at our comprehensive Whitepaper on RPA Real-World Use Cases.

Get the most out of RPA Implementation

In the midst of pandemic lockdown, many businesses were scrambling to ensure business continuity by automating office tasks. Automating routine tasks with RPA has become one of the most effective ways to enable business continuity, enhance competitiveness, and build resilience without investing in a big software project or dealing with legacy systems.

Wondering how RPA can help increase operational efficiency and effectiveness in your organization? Get in touch with our team of RPA experts today.

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