Does your business need RPA? Here are five questions to guide you.

 In Robotic Process Automation

Question 1: Do you want to reduce costs?

In today’s complex and demanding business landscape, companies must focus not just on growth but also on managing costs. It can be difficult to manage both simultaneously without investing in new technology. Rapid growth also can place extreme pressure on employees, leading to burnout.

One way your business can sustainably reduce costs (while simultaneously improving productivity) is with RPA. Using RPA, businesses can train bots to mimic human behavior to accomplish repetitive tasks. Bots follow instructions to deliver high-quality results faster than humans, enabling employees to focus on tasks that bots can’t do — for example, things that require collaboration, creativity, judgment, and decisions.

Question 2: Do you want to save time on critical business tasks?

A workflow is only as effective as its component parts. If tasks within your business are regularly exceeding their Service-Level Agreement (SLAs), this can have dramatic knock-on effects — such as disappointing clients and frustrating workers. The tasks that often cause bottlenecks within a business include repetitive data entry, signature-gathering, and tasks that require multiple applications. RPA is well suited to managing such time-consuming tasks.

RPA bots can complete multiple tasks in seconds, gather e-signatures quickly, and achieve results faster than a human can. By taking charge of tasks just involve following instructions, RPA can deliver lightning-fast outcomes and streamline your operations.

Question 3: Are repetitive tasks causing human errors?

Tedious, repetitive tasks like data entry are often subject to human error. Moving between multiple applications, re-typing data multiple times, and finding information are tasks that can erode concentration and make it difficult for your employees to work optimally. However, they’re essential tasks that can’t be avoided. So how can your business reduce human error?

RPA can take charge of simple tasks and eliminate the strain on workers while improving quality. By following instructions to the letter every time, bots can handle recurring and repetitive processes.

Question 4: Is compliance eating into productivity?

Compliance with policies, laws, and regulations is necessary to protect your business. Having an airtight compliance strategy requires steady effort and attention not only to create the strategy but to uphold it. This is especially true in tightly regulated sectors such as finance and medicine, where failure to comply with regulations can have serious consequences. However important compliance is, it shouldn’t hinder growth.

RPA bots can help you protect your business, helping ensure compliance and automatically storing documents and information, reducing the amount of time needed to find what you need come audit time.

Question 5: Do you want to give your employees the best chance of success?

There’s a lot of concern these days that “robots are taking our jobs.” From manufacturing to retail, there have been calls to protect workers from automation. However, this doesn’t tell the full story of automation.

RPA bots are an excellent example of automation changing the nature of work to benefit humans. They can reduce busywork and help people be more engaged and productive. Bots are also capable of scheduling and allocating tasks, improving better management of and support for employees.

The most important benefit of RPA is the freedom and power it gives your workforce. Empowering workers with tools that help them perform valuable work and manage their own tasks increases satisfaction and productivity.

If you’re interested in reducing operating expenses and enjoy the benefits of growing your business without the associated costs of hiring new employees then email jfrano@adaptivegrowth.com to schedule a phone call about how RPA can improve productivity and efficiency, while reducing the operating expenses in your business.