What does it take to get the most out of your robots?
When a software robot takes over the operation of a manual task.
Doing RPA implementations, it is important to keep in mind that robots always perform the same process.
Standardization of processes thus becomes key to implementation in order for the robots to operate efficiently and to minimize work on implementation. In other words, the introduction begins with a thorough process review.
Ready for the digital workforce?
How ready is your company to implement software robotics?
- Has an analysis been conducted to get an idea of the potential for robotics specifically in your company, and has an overall business case been calculated?
- Have questions regarding organization, governance, roles and responsibilities regarding the introduction of robots been clarified?
- Is it clearly communicated to the organization that robotics is about to be implemented and do employees and managers understand how this relates to their daily jobs?
- Has the right robotics software been chosen and has the development environment been set up in way that fits the company's long-term needs?
- Is there a plan for how the implementation of robotics should take place?
Opportunity mapping regarding use of robotics
There are many opportunities with robotics and the technology is rapidly developing these years. However thoroughpreparation of organization and processes is still required to get the full value of the effort. There will likely only be a few processes that can be automated immediately, but by changing or restructuring your processes, there will often be a greater potential.
It is therefore crucial to do a full analysis of the processes of the business to reveal where and how to benefit from robotics.
NOVARO helps you through the process of implementing RPA and ensures that the quality is as good as possible.
At first, two implementations may look the same, but there may be large differences in how the two implementations actually perform the job and thus also differences in the robustness towards changes in the underlying applications, systems, and operations. This is experienced as a difference in quality.
In NOVARO, we are based in the IT industry and have extensive experience in both the development and operation of critical IT systems. Hence, we understand the criticality of your company's systems being operational and are therefore we are also looking at your RPA initiative from this perspective.
Operation and monitoring
Your company's robot farm - your digital workforce - is in reality an IT system and should be considered as such. In NOVARO we know the criticality of keeping systems operational and therefore we also know the need to monitor your robots.
One of the major advantages of implementing robotics is stability. Robots are in their basic form un-intelligent,, but on the other hand, they have the ability to work quickly and efficiently around the clock - without any absence or breaks. Your robots will do the job quickly and accurately, and even with 100% consistency. But on the other hand, they are very sensitive to changes in systems, applications and environment. Where your current workforce will adapt by making necessary adjustments in the workflow, the robot may be challenged unless it has explicitly been programmed / configured to handle a specific situation.
Therefore, it is crucial to monitor your robots and ensure that your business processes are continuously intact and operational. NOVARO will help you in setting up this monitoring.
The work consists of repeating the same processes
The process is performed by humans and has a high level of manual work
High error rate
The execution of the work often fails, which might be related to the monotony of the work
The process requires handling a large amount of data
Many employees involved
There is critical high number of employees involved in carrying out the work
Outside office hours
The process can be performed outside normal working hours
Fragmented IT platform
The systems used to perform the process are poorly integrated – if integrated at all
The execution of the tasks must be performed in a certain way and to a set of pre-defined business rules