What distinguishes RPA
from conventional automation
In contrast to other approaches to automation, RPA employs a user interface rather than APIs that programmers commonly use. In fact, a robot actually uses a keyboard and a mouse, and interacts with software as a human: not as a program.
All this allows employing software robots to automate what cannot be subject to traditional automation; for one, in environments using outdated legacy software or where you need to integrate with an external system or governmental service but your developers just cannot do it.
Moreover, RPA integration in most cases does not require involving programmers as you do not program robots: you train them. Subject specialists or analysts can deal with it. Experience shows implementing RPA is several times as faster as integrating conventional IT systems, which means your journey to the result is going to be short and efficient.
What tasks RPA can tackle
Software robots handle tasks in a way an actual person would: using a keyboard and a mouse. This means you can robotize any iterative operation that is subject to clear, unambiguous rules.
Benefits of software robots
Software robots can perform operations quickly, continuously, and error-free.
A robot’s behavior is easily predictable; so is the result. Any robot’s work is limited to a modeled process where it adheres to rules and algorithms and any of its action is scrupulously logged.
You do not have to train and support a team of IT engineers to robotize processes. As the modeling procedure is intuitive, any subject specialist can set up ELMA RPA without recourse to programmers. Making the system user-friendly and easy-to-use is the core of ELMA’s paradigm.
RPA’s benefits for business
By implementing RPA, an enterprise secures lower costs and higher process execution quality
Reduced routine task-related costs.
Though it is not technically hard for a human to perform monotonous operations, it all takes a cost toll. Robots can make mundane tasks processed faster and at by far lower costs.
Fewer errors, higher quality and speed
There is nothing as daunting as all the same tedious tasks every day. Software robots, however, do not care how much data they need to process. If they have strict rules, there is no room for an error.
Scaling at a lower expense
If you want to perform more operations, just connect more robots!
Specialists can be focused on higher-value solutions and processes
Robots only cover simple tasks; they cannot fully replace a human
No errors and lower risks. When it concerns the company’s data, processes, and staff, an error may cost very much
Limitations of RPA derive from its very name. While smart robotization can be a brilliant tool to automate iterative operations, its efficiency deteriorates dramatically as task difficulty increases.
To automate tasks more complex than working with simple chains of manual operations, ELMA RPA can be seamlessly integrated with BPMS.
Software robots work side-by-side with humans to solve the most boring and monotonous tasks of business processes. ELMA RPA will take over the routine and your employees will be able to perform more rewarding tasks.
Business processes are executed faster, and the number of errors in them decreases. The product can interact with different BPM systems as well as operate independently.Read more about RPA + BPMS symbiosis
We at ELMA have developed a proprietary workflow robotization solution. With accessibility in mind, we believe RPA needs to be a simple and efficient tool that not only programmers could leverage. This is why we create low-entry-level interfaces so any office worker could train robots on their own!
ELMA RPA can be seamlessly integrated with a BPMS. You can automate processes holistically: both in terms of management and interaction (BPM) and routine operations robotization (RPA).
The free-to-use ELMA RPA Community Edition can help you integrate robots into your workflow for the indefinite period of time. However, you can always request a trial for the Enterprise Edition to enjoy the product’s full potential.Read more about ELMA RPA
for simple tasks
Where RPA is used
Parsing and listing candidate resumes from job listing websites; checking candidate application forms; transferring data; creating employee accounts; making entries to HR and payroll management systems; filing employee technical provision requests; creating sick slips; generating SAP reports on the web portal; inputting job change/retirement details; managing expenses and business travel; tracking traffic; managing data; analyzing resources, etc.
Creating, updating, and removing accounts; managing user settings; integrating applications; importing and exporting over FTP; data migration; server/app monitoring and reporting; managing files and documents (syncing, deleting, relocating documents); aggregating data and content, including search across several platforms; batch processing; backups, etc.
Automated customer and competition web research; extracting sales and marketing data from different formats; handling lead data; parsing and compiling quotes, etc.
Collecting and processing large volumes of data, quickly (including exporting data from legacy systems—to ensure more accurate analysis); developing and sending reports.
Logistics and procurement
Collecting and processing procurement requests; filling data in SAP sheets; verifying email confirmations; placing orders; planning and tracking shipments, etc.
Software robots are modeled in a visual environment designed for analysis and subject specialists: not on programmers. Usually, it takes much less time to implement RPA than a conventional automation instrument, to handle the same task.