Although there are multiple platforms businesses can adopt for a digital way forward such as artificial intelligence, robotics automation is the fastest growing digital transformation due to its quick implementation nature, especially when adopting with an as-a-service model, which can have your automation program up and running in weeks.
Modernise your business operations with RPA
The buzzwords ‘robotics process automation’ has been around for years, and as a result of the pandemic, the use of these 3 words is higher than ever. But do you really know what RPA is?
RPA is defined as the automation of rules-based processes with software that utilises the user interface and which can run on any software, including web-based applications, ERP systems and mainframe systems (Deloitte).
Automation has had the power to help businesses overcome the obstacles created by the pandemic, for example, within the supply chain industry which has been one of the hardest hit industries. Baker McKenzie’s 2020 Report “Beyond Covid-19: Supply Chain Resilience Holds Key to Recovery” highlights that digitalisation of supply chains is a way that companies can begin to strategise and achieve business resilience against supply chain disruption. With the restrictions in place in many countries. COVID-19 has also created an urgency to implement robotics process automation (RPA) to combat the obstacles the supply chain industry is currently facing.
The implementation of RPA into the workplace would not only have a positive impact on your business processes through the increase in efficiency, accuracy and audit trail, but also a positive impact on your employees. Findings from Deloitte reported that “over 80% of organisations implementing or scaling RPA indicated a happier workforce.” This is largely a result from employees being tasked with more meaningful work that is less manual and repetitive, ultimately making staff roles less tedious. Additionally, the reduction in manual and tedious tasks can boost productivity and improve responsiveness from employees with more enjoyable tasks.
So where to from here?
The road to a full business recovery requires a well thought out plan from leaders within the business. A strong understanding of the endless possibilities of technology that can be adopted and choosing the right partners to implement with will also accelerate business recovery.
At Canon Business Services (formerly Converga), our RPA-as-a-service model can help your business bounce back from the impacts COVID-19 may have caused within a matter of weeks, not years. Our RPAaaS model brings about superior customer experience and dramatic error reduction, providing significant cost and efficiency benefits in short timeframes.
The step towards a digital future should be a priority among businesses. The adoption of digital transformation strategies such as automation can accelerate your business recovery, allowing you to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with a competitive advantage over your business competitors. While the road the recovery will not be easy, digital transformation can and will help your business reduce the backlog created, increase your business efficiency and accuracy as well as minimising any obstacles that may appear.
Thinking of taking the step into a digital future? Canon Business Services partners with technology UiPath to bring forth our RPA-as-a-Service (RPAaaS) solution. To find out more about our RPAaaS and to reach out to our team of experts, visit our RPA page.