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Talk like an RPA Subject Matter Expert in 15 Minutes

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

1 What is robotic process automation?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a software technology that helps firms create, deploy, and manage software robots that emulate humans actions interacting with digital systems and software.

Example: Imagine that an employee can enter a sales order in your ERP in 30 minutes on a laptop or desktop computer. RPA can help you automate this process. In some cases RPA has been known to reduce this time to 5 minutes per sales order.

Like people, software robots can do things like understand the content on a screen, hit the required keys on your keyboard, navigate between screens, identify and extract data, and perform a variety of predefined actions. But software bots can do it quicker and more reliably than people, without the need to get up and stretch or take a coffee break.

2. Benefits of RPA for businesses ?

Robotic process automation helps businesses to

  • Cut costs - by helping fewer employees do the job of many

  • Accelerate processes - because software bots can perform business processes faster

  • Reduce errors - because software bots are very accurate.

3 Why is RPA the fastest-growing enterprise software ?

1. Rapid and measurable ROI

- Most RPA projects can be implemented in 1-3 months with clear ROI stats

2. Minimal investment

3. Does not disrupt existing systems

4. Low code to build software bots

5. Scalable and Enterprise ready

4 What are some Common RPA use cases ?

4.1 Use cases for Manufacturing firms

Administration and reporting: One of the key benefits of RPA for manufacturing firms is that it can create accurate reports of data regarding production and present a clear picture to the key people. It enables more accurate decision-making and allows management to be agile about production needs. Inventory management: RPA can be used in inventory management to automate emails, digitization of paperwork , monitoring inventory requirements and the products levels in plants. Bills of material:– RPA case studies in manufacturing often highlight how software bots can effectively automate bills of material by data extraction and providing accuracy in data, leading to less errors and transactional issues.

4.2 RPA use cases in Customer Service

4.3 RPA use cases for Retail Industry

5 What are the different RPA platforms that my business can use?




License Price


Automation Anywhere

It is the oldest RPA platform. Rolls Royce of RPA tech.



Blue Prism

Another established player




Quite established



TAGUI Python

Open source platform


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