At every business’s core, there are often a set of mind-numbing repeat tasks that have employees disengaged from their work.
Across many departments, staff are often performing repetitive tasks day in and day out. Backoffice tasks such as extracting data from multiple sources and manipulating it, executing calculations, and sending out the same report are preventing employees from engaging in higher value activities. But what if there was a way to alleviate this?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is transforming the workplace by streamlining various business processes to improve operational efficiency. This includes relieving staff of mundane tasks, freeing up their time to focus on more productive projects. Investing in RPA allows mundane and repetitive tasks to be completed with increased accuracy and efficiency, whilst your employees complete work that requires higher brain power.
So, how does this increase your staff by 20% without any additional FTE growth?
Research from Gartner suggests that by 2024, organisations will lower operational costs by 30% by combining hyperautomation technologies, such as RPA, with redesigned business processes. Investing in RPA streamlines rule-based tasks to, empowering your employees to focus on core activities that require creativity and innovation. Moreover, RPA technology will replace almost 69% of the manager’s workload, improving their workflow and allowing them to better invest in their teams. This will increase the work experience for all employees, as managers will have more time to be across additional projects.
In our experience at Avec, RPA is considered a co-worker. The finance department utilises RPA to autonomise 35% of resources involved in their processes. This has increased overall productivity by clearing up critical working time. In software development, we use RPA to automate our testing processes. RPA saves over 20% of resourcing time by running overnight assessments on multiple scenarios. This provides developers with a report that’s ready to go for when they walk into the office the next morning. In our admin department, RPA is completing monotonous with a touch of a button. These previously took days to collate and distribute, clearing up valuable employee time.
These benefits aren’t just one-time payoffs.
Investing in RPA will continue to compound over time, reducing menial tasks and improving overall productivity. These higher levels of productivity will allow employees to accomplish more within the same time frame, increasing motivation and leading to greater accomplishments.