I remember a time when the company I work for was first getting into electronic automation. The main driver of these automation’s were Excel macros. When we implemented our first RPA, it was amazing
Without going into any proprietary information, we helped run reports out of an ERP system for audit requests. The auditor would simply fill out an Excel form with reports that needed to run and the robot would pick it up a few times a day and start running the reports. The robot would then download the report and put it in a shared drive and email the auditor.
Getting source information from the ERP system is the best way for audit to get answers.
Robot runs multiple times during business hours for fast turnarounds.
Functional team does not have to run reports for people outside their team anymore.
Less hand offs means less chance of information mix up or lost in email.
Notifications to auditor means they know when it is completed.
Simple as that.
I feel like if we share our first experiences with RPA, it would help new people who are wanting to get into RPA know that everyone has started somewhere and it does not take a major change in a company to get started. Just small steps
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