Robotics is the next revolution after the invention of the Internet.
Do you know that probably around 70% of the jobs, which exist today, will be automated in the future? No worries – researchers predict that there will be an equal number or more of jobs available in return.
Surely, you know the Macro function of your Excel sheet. Using that function, you automate certain processing steps within the Excel application and save a lot time, depending on the work. In principle, “Robotics” has the same basic principle – the automation of the processing steps.
By automating the processes, you can achieve cost savings of up to 70%.
How does it differ from an Excel Macro?
The Excel macros function only within the Excel application, not, however, for example, when it comes to copying & pasting from Excel into an email.
Robotics process automation allows you to automatically perform all the functions, which a user performs on a computer. Thus, for example, when you receive an email for a new order, and enter the data from the email into your CRM system using the copy & paste function in order to trigger the order. This can also be done now by a robot on the basis of predefined values. In such a scenario, the work can commence as soon as the email arrives – or even at a fixed defined time (for example, at 07.00 AM).
What is it that a robot cannot do?
A robot is not a human being! It does not have the cognitive abilities, cannot read documents and interpret them for evaluation (for example risk assessment where cognitive skills are required).
How does a robotics implementation work?
First of all, the process must be analyzed initially and few basic questions must be answered. On the basis of this analysis, the next steps are determined for the implementation. This also includes a suitability testing of the process with various variables within the process to be checked and assessed.
The implementation is thus very simple. In order to realize all the capacity gains, we recommend the combination using our holistic process analysis, including our Lean methods (for details, please see navigation).