If you’re hoping to find a new way of streamlining business operations and making processes more efficient, robotic process automation is fast becoming the solution of choice. Implementing RPA could transform your operations and allow your business to benefit from an effective way of working, but it’s important to make sure your business is ready to adopt its RPA process and that your team is able to manage it.
Choosing an RPA vendor and assessing how ready your business is for an RPA solution is important before you embark on your automation journey. With many different aspects to consider, implementing RPA needs to be done with thought and attention to detail. With that in mind, Robiquity offers some insight into assessing your RPA readiness.
Beginning your RPA journey
Integrating RPA into your business is a step in the right direction if you’re hoping to streamline processes, but it’s first important to find the right place and opportunity for RPA within your business. Your journey begins by establishing your vision for RPA and understanding where it will sit in the business. This can include steps such as analysis of your current processes, to facilitate future RPA deployment as smoothly as possible.
It’s crucial that your team are on board with your RPA implementation plan, and that you have the resources to offer education and training on what this will mean for their roles moving forward. Consider setting up workshops and guidelines to help everyone understand the vision clearly.
According to research, around 50% of initial RPA deployments can fail, which is why it’s very beneficial to begin your RPA journey with clear guidance and best practices in place.
Making sure your business understands the roles and processes required to facilitate RPA is key, as your automation solution will still need human input.
Assessing the process
It’s important to ensure that your RPA solution is designed to provide benefits that in line with business goals, and that the right message is communicated throughout the organisation. Many workers can be resistant to change and so it’s key to support them through the digitisation of the workplace.
There should be a long-term vision for your RPA software, determining the technology that will best support your business as it grows. By partnering with the right RPA vendor, you can carefully assess your RPA readiness and make sure you will get the most out of your solution.
Health check and support
Your RPA readiness can be determined through a number of checks, including making sure your CoE is well-established. This can help you understand the best steps to grow your RPA capabilities, and identify any technical flaws that can be remedied. RPA vendors are on-hand to assist with infrastructure design and quality assurance, ensuring processes are aligned accordingly to facilitate the RPA deployment.
Additional support from the right partner can also result in forecasted ROI and analysis of business impact, including potential benefits, so that you and your team can understand what’s to come. Through workshops and sessions, your RPA partner can help to make sure your business is ready for RPA and that responsibilities are outlined clearly. What’s more, an RPA partner can also ensure the right security controls are in place.
Ultimately, being able to assess your RPA readiness before deployment can mean that the business will be capable of adopting and owning RPA capability. It can bring your human workers together to enhance your digital workforce and vice versa, so that your business continues to succeed.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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