6 ways RPA services support automation integration

James H. Hannan
6 ways RPA services supports automation integration

Automation isn’t the future – it’s a part of doing business today. RPA can help build better processes, but the first step might be the hardest.

Businesses often try to bridge gaps between what their processes require and systems provide with manual workarounds. But these quick fixes can result in long-term stresses to the company. Employees are saddled with managing complicated, repetitive tasks that introduce time, cost, and risk into operations.

Robotic process automation (RPA) might sound futuristic, but it can deliver reliable alternatives to processes that rely on human intervention right now. Bots can efficiently handle system workarounds and data management in place of a human-centered approach. This shift offers employees the freedom to focus on more rewarding, strategic work. RPA implementation, however, can come with large barriers to entry.

That’s where RPA as a service (RPAaaS) comes in. An ongoing RPA service can ease deployment and maintenance and make automation accessible now.

1. How soon can automation show you returns?

Companies can start small with RPAaaS to identify repetitive operations where bots can make the fastest positive impact. Many departments don’t have the resources to develop solutions, or they might be skeptical of the benefits. But RPAaaS lowers the barriers to entry, allowing companies to start with smaller-scale strategies. This lower-risk approach provides an effective proof-of-concept.

Identifying easy wins, such as entering accounts payable invoices, triggering revenue recognition, or formatting data, can deliver big returns to seamlessly validate the investment and provide a foundation for expansion.

How long do you have to wait for bots? RPAaaS can implement bots in a matter of weeks.

2. How long do you have to wait for bots? 

Traditional IT deployments are usually counted in months, if not years. RPAaaS can implement bots in a matter of weeks. RPAaaS provides an experienced staff, bot licenses, and toolkits that can get programs in place quickly, without disturbing day-to-day operations.

3. Will you have to redesign existing systems?  

Integrating bots with RPAaaS works with most of the modern enterprise resource planning platforms, hosted sites, and applications that businesses use. With RPA deployment, it isn’t necessary to spend time and money reinventing existing features. An experienced RPA services team can quickly see where bots could integrate into a platform to better serve the business.

4. How do you update automations?  

Businesses can benefit from technological advancements by relying on a dedicated RPA services team to remove the pressure of ongoing challenges in staffing and training. RPAaaS keeps processes functioning, updates RPA software, integrates new tools as they hit the market, and continually educates employees on their use.

5. How can you make sure your bots are up and running?

Half the challenge of automation is keeping bots working, and RPAaaS handles the constant upkeep these programs require. A well-rounded RPA services team includes technical specialists and business analysts to help monitor bot performance, respond to issues quickly, and maintain operations.

6. How can you plan for the costs of deploying and maintaining automation? 

Simple, structured, and consistent pricing for RPAaaS affords predictability. It can allow businesses to bypass high initial costs and fluctuations in managing and upgrading automation solutions over time. Planning for costs becomes easier when handling deployment and maintenance, managing staff, and purchasing or leasing bot licenses is the responsibility of the RPA service, not the company.

Beginning the automation journey gets easier with RPAaaS

Bots can change how you do business, and Crowe knows how to help you start your transformation. Our RPA services team can help bring knowledgeable integration to your operations in a way that meets your needs and sets you up for future improvements.

Contact us to learn more about how your organization can benefit from RPAaaS.

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James H. Hannan
Managing Director, Consulting