Traditional Automation VS RPA
Automation has been with us for a very long time and has always been the solution to increased efficiency, reduced errors and risk, improved profits, and proper compliance. With the advancement of technologies, Robotic Process Automatic (RPA) has been replacing traditional automation.
A few of the differences between RPA and traditional automation are its technological use. Traditional automation makes use of Application programming interfaces(APIs) which require users to study and understand the system well, but RPA uses software bots to understand user actions at a more UI-friendly level. In this case, RPA is more convenient regarding technology interfaces and uses.
Another difference is the level of customization. RPA offers a high level of customization as it has the functionality to create bots that will tend to the user’s particular needs. It can integrate with applications like email, calendar, Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Customer relationship management (CRM) for data collection and creation of automated responses. This will be a challenge for traditional automation due to the limitations of APIs.
Integration of RPA in different industries
So, what kind of opportunities does RPA offer?
The demand for RPA has been growing steadily and due to the pandemic, RPA has proven to be efficient for many businesses due to the work-from-home strategy, hence the integration of RPA in their business. This has led to an increase in various career opportunities for people with RPA skill sets. The job roles that are in demand include RPA developer, RPA Engineer, RPA Data analyst, RPA Project Manager, etc. With the increase of technological capabilities in years to come, the idea of using automation will be more well known.