What makes a successful RPA project ?

It is never fun to reinvent the wheel. That’s why we thought that in this post we will help you understand the best practices around RPA. The aim here is to get the maximum ROI from your investment. Here is an infographic that lists the key elements of a successful RPA project

RPA project components

1: A Stable and Optimum Process

Automating a bad process just automates the problems associated with the it. No real progress can be made till the process is optimized. That is why they say : “Rules before tools”

2. A Good Business Analyst (BA)

A good BA is a must in getting the correct process mapped , documented and signed off. Having a good BA and sign-off process means you are already halfway there.

3. A good RPA Coder

A good RPA script is to RPA what an engine is to an aeroplane. It is an absolute necessity that it is reliable, bug-free and scalable. Therefore, it is an absolute necessity that an experienced coder prepares your script for you .

4. Good Training and Support

Users need good training documentation and videos. Else the RPA project will fail. Empowering users with the necessary tools and knowledge goes a long way in helping the automation process run well

Many a projects have failed because the project managers did not provision for changes in the RPA script after go-live. You absolutely need some amount of coding hours in order to make sure that a coder will be available to attend to changes in the RPA script after go-live

ROI of an RPA implementation

As soon as people realize that the processes in their company or department can benefit from an RPA implementation they reach out to department heads. And then with a big thud the department heads ask the question “What is the ROI story of RPA ?”

That’s when Business analysts are asked to step in and provide an estimated ROI of an RPA implementation. We will try to help you in this article so you can create your own RPA ROI story

What are the different types of RPA Bots ?

This article assumes that you know what RPA is and the kind of processes that RPA can help you automate.

RPA Bot types based on human touch points

  1. Attended RPA Bot

If a bot requires someone to always be present in order for it to work then it is called attended RPA .

2. Unattended RPA Bot

If a bot can operate independently without the need for an employee to always be present in order for it to work then it is called unattended RPA Bot .

What processes can an RPA Bot automate ?

An RPA Bot can boost productivity a lot. However, anyone who hears or reads about it for the first time eventually asks “What can I automate with an RPA Bot ?”. We have tried to give you an answer in the form of a checklist below :

Now that you have the checklist above most of you might be wondering about the examples of processes that can be automated with an RPA Bot. Once again we have tried to give you an answer in the form of an inforgraphic: