What is Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic Process Automation is the technology that allows anyone today to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process. RPA robots utilize the user interface to capture data and manipulate applications just like humans do. They interpret, trigger responses and communicate with other systems in order to perform on a vast variety of repetitive tasks. Only substantially better: an RPA software robot never sleeps, makes zero mistakes and costs a lot less than an employee.

How is RPA different from
other enterprise automation tools?

In contrast to other, traditional IT solutions, RPA allows organizations to automate at a fraction of the cost and time previously encountered. RPA is also non-intrusive in nature and leverages the existing infrastructure without causing disruption to underlying systems, which would be difficult and costly to replace. With RPA, cost efficiency and compliance are no longer an operating cost but a byproduct of the automation.

With IBM Robotic Process Automation (RPA), you can automate your routine tasks quickly and cost effectively. RPA bots can easily integrate with your broader automation initiatives — such as process and decision automation, or data capture initiatives — to expand the value of your automation program.

  • Accelerate time to value. Create, test and deploy new automation schemes in hours, instead of days or months.
  • Reduce human error. Virtually eliminate all copy-and-paste mistakes that result from entering the same data into multiple systems.
  • Increase throughput. Complete automated tasks in seconds or minutes, around the clock, to deliver higher value for your customers