Application development will continue to be dominated by low-code Software. These solutions can be a foundation for digital transformation. The foundation can be used by companies as a platform for RPA. Sam Babic (SVP, chief technology officer at Hyland) discusses how low-code solutions can simplify the implementation of an RPA strategy.
According to Gartner, more and more companies are investing in low-code coding solutions. These flexible coding solutions are expected to account for 65% of all application development by 2024. Low-code solutions allow for easier adaptation of applications to meet new business requirements, which reduces the IT team’s burden. They also lay the foundation for future automation technology.
A low-code platform is a foundation for digital transformation. But, organizations can go further by using this foundation to launch robotic process automation (RPA) in their organization. Your organization can automate repetitive tasks with both low-code RPA and RPA, allowing employees to concentrate on more important tasks.
Repetitive tasks are weighing down your organization
It’s not surprising that mundane administrative tasks can cause employees to feel stressed. According to our research, many office workers are unable to spend their time on creative work because of repetitive tasks such as data entry and billing.
Automating repetitive and manual tasks can increase employee satisfaction as well as reduce costly errors. Human error is also possible when administrative tasks are managed by employees. It’s easy to forget where you saved a document or mistype a number in a spreadsheet. These mistakes can lead to delays and reduce efficiency.
A manual approach can also be restrictive when you need to pivot quickly. Consider what happened to organizations when they adapted to a virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Long transition periods meant that many companies lost productivity. They were also vulnerable to security threats. Security breaches due to human error are more likely when there are many people involved. This is especially true for employees working in tight time frames.
Low-code solutions, on the other hand, allowed employees to quickly adapt. Low-code solutions can give your company greater flexibility, which can help you unlock an even greater operational advantage: RPA.
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How to Optimize RPA to Meet Your Organization’s Specific Needs
Virtual bots are used in RPA to automate routine business tasks. Organizations can then redirect resources elsewhere.
As low-code solutions go, this technology is being adopted by more companies.
According to Computer Economics study, 20% of all organizations adopted RPA by 2021, compared to 13% for 2020.
These technologies are becoming more popular and organizations will increasingly use low-code solutions to access RPA. These are three things to remember when deciding which RPA strategy is best for your company.
1. You must identify the problems that RPA should solve
Before you begin to develop an RPA strategy for your company, consider your goals for the technology. Do you want to automate one process that is causing problems in your organization or automate multiple processes continuously over time?
Understanding what RPA can and cannot does is a key part of the evaluation process. It must be able to automate a business process.
- Be rule-based
- You can repeat the prompt at regular intervals, or you can have a predetermined prompt.
- Define inputs and outputs
- Have sufficient volume
You will be able to connect the dots once you understand your organization’s internal problems as well as the capabilities of RPA and create a strategy to bring them together.
2. Evaluation of integration and user experience
RPA solutions should be evaluated for their integration capabilities as well as user experience (UX). These are two important factors to help your employees adapt to new technology without having to learn a lot.
Strong integration capabilities ensure that the RPA software you select does not disrupt your existing systems. These capabilities will allow the software to adapt to new systems over time. This is an area where organizations with low-code solutions are at an advantage.
RPA software can make it seem strange to prioritize UX since RPA reduces employees’ time spent on specific tasks. Because employees are unlikely to interact with technology much, it is important that they have seamless interactions with it. A confusing interface can hinder adoption within your company, even if the software works well.
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3. Find the best RPA software provider and partner with them
An RPA provider who is knowledgeable can help you plan, launch and manage your RPA solution. Importantly, the right provider will be able to understand your industry, goals, and IT capabilities, and tailor a product to meet your needs.
You should feel confident contacting your RPA provider throughout the software’s lifetime. Your provider should be able to help you to add bots or analyze the software’s performance. A solid provider relationship can help you address implementation problems and make course corrections in order to achieve your company’s goals.
RPA is easy to implement with low-code solutions
RPA is a valuable component of any digital transformation project. It is easy to use low-code solution, which makes it a great choice. It is easier to implement RPA in your company’s processes. The flexibility of low-code solutions combined with the increased efficiency of RPA makes it possible to be flexible. Your organization will be able to quickly adapt to changing business requirements.