Oracle RPA- What is RPA?

Automate complex business process and streamline workloads

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an emerging technology that employs software “robots” to execute complex business processes. These bots interact directly with the application’s user interface to streamline workloads, prevent human error, reduce labour costs and increase efficiency by eliminating manual and repetitive tasks.

Why RPA?

RPA proves most beneficial on complex, legacy data entry applications, such as Oracle EBS and those developed using Oracle Forms. Many organizations around the world currently use these applications as their mission-critical, back-office systems, and build their full operations around them. As such, finding a solution to increase efficiency and productivity for these applications is crucial.

Let’s take a look at the following examples:

  • Payroll processing is done monthly. It requires a lot of manual processes and half automated processes – extracting details from timesheets, getting employee details, generate payslip, calculate salary and vacation days, bonuses, expenses, make bank transactions, etc.
  • The sales manager would like to see the pricing of his main products compared to the competition. To achieve this, at the beginning of each week, he navigates to his competition websites, looks at the prices and writes them down to compare to his own prices – all is done manually.

 

These two examples are just the tip of the iceberg, there are thousands of use cases where business processes could be made more effective if they were automated by a robot. Tedious, time-consuming tasks end up wasting valuable time, money and resources.

Robotic Process Automation Benefits

Now that you understand what RPA is, let’s summarize the benefits that RPA can bring to any organization:

  • A cost-effective way to free up intelligent resources
  • Faster and more accurate than a manual process 
  • Combined flows – Several business flows can be combined into a single one, based on any business rules, conditions or data events. 
  • Scheduling & Monitoring– Activities can be scheduled to fire at certain times, or recurring
  • Non-intrusive – the end-users application is automated as-is, no development required
  • Easily scalable – more robots can easily be deployed should the need arise

 

In today’s day and age, organizations are looking for a solution that is both cost-effective and improves productivity – RPA provides these goals.

Learn more about RPA technology

If your organization is looking to begin their Oracle RPA journey feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] to get a free consultation on RPA strategy and how to get started.

 

Stay tuned for our next blog in the RPA series where we will cover the characteristics of flows that are suitable for automation.

 

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