2 truths and 1 lie: Robotic process automation

As the volume and pace of digital information continues to increase, the value robotic process automation (RPA) applications provide is impossible to ignore. Not only can RPA applications automate repetitive and high-volume data processes involving multiple applications and users, they do so without requiring system integration.

For a simple example, consider an organization with an ERP system that requires 20-plus clicks to generate end-of-the-month reports. That’s a lot of clicking. To optimize the tedious process – and maintain employee sanity – the customer can simply use an RPA bot to do it. After watching a user generate the reports, the bot learns the process and can complete the work in seconds.

Choose wisely

Now that we’ve got some of the basics down, it’s time to play the game. Which statement below is a lie?

Be the first person to leave the correct answer in the comments below – with the correct explanation of why the lie is a lie – and we’ll reveal you as the winner in the next edition. You’ll be famous, just like our previous winners: Giovanna and Michael Sanders.

Here we go. With robotic process automation:

  • A bot dedicated to a process does not have to multitask or prioritize activity, unlike a human worker
  • With RPA, you only need a few lines of code to connect disparate systems
  • The ability to access and process sensitive data without human involvement reduces the risk of exposure and enables defensible audit trails and chains of custody

We’ll reveal the lie, why it’s not true, and the winner in the next edition the series.

Good luck!

Jake Kirk

Jake Kirk

Jake Kirk is a market intelligence analyst in Product Management. He joined Hyland full-time in 2017 after interning with Hyland’s Corporate Strategy & Planning group while attending Ohio State.

2 Responses

  1. Bernhard says:

    Hi Jake, the lie is number 2. „with RPA you need only a few lines of code…“ In Reality you need no coding at all to connect disperate systems with RPA.
    Best, Bernhard

  2. You are correct, sir! Congratulations!

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