Building your Digital Workforce through UIPath Robotic Process Automation

UIPath is one of the leading platforms in Robotic Process Automation. Like other RPA platforms it is a non-intrusive technology where UIPath Robots sit on desktop computers and can automate tasks like filling up forms, fetching data based on a query or updating other applications through their front-end interfaces. This greatly reduces the risk and time taken to modify existing applications and can be made operational quickly.

The UIPath RPA Mechanism

UIPath works on flow-chart and element activities that has to be planned and designed by UIPath Experts by carefully studying the current processes in an organization and identifying specific areas and design workflows where UIPath robots can be deployed which previously could only be operated by humans. UIPath provides a mechanism where Robots can be deployed remotely to handle specific tasks independently or work with their human counterparts. This gives the potential for companies to grow their own digital workforce handling repetitive logic based tasks and let their human counterparts deal with problems that humans are best at viz: strategy, communication, design, customer relationship etc.
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UIPath can be designed to automate different types of task such as:

  • Desktop based Automation

    Desktop based Automation which can mimic a human operator sitting in front of a desktop screen.

  • Web based Automation

    Web based Automation where UIPath Robots can mimic an users action on the web browser.

  • Business App Automation

    Business App Automation where it can use Image Recognition technology to automate rules based processes of enterprise applications like Salesforce, SAP, Oracle,etc.

  • Mainframe Automation

    Mainframe Automation where it can automate processes in Mainframe applications.

  • Citrix Automation

    Citrix Automation where it can update tasks based on image recognition and computer vision technology.

  • SAP Automation

    SAP Automation where RPA Bots can be programmed to invoke a SAP Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI) using a workflow to automate tasks within the SAP environment.

  • Screen & Web Scraping Automation

    Screen & Web Scraping Automation where UIPath Robots can be programmed to extract data with 100% accuracy from screens or multiple pages based on a designed workflow

  • Data Automation

    Data Automation where bots can be programmed with capabilities to create, filter, merge or analyze data.

  • Email Automation

    Email Automation where RPA driven bots can receive, read and send emails from multiple email providers

  • Office Automation

    Office Automation where UIPath programmed robots can automate actions in Microsoft Office application or G Suite products such as data reading, copying, finding, adding formula or generate reports.

The opportunities are endless. It only requires in-depth understanding of existing processes and loopholes and identifying niche areas where a RPA driven digital workforce can be implemented.

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Incepta and UIPath

Incepta is one of the leading experts in enabling RPA automation using UIPath across industries. With its team of highly experienced consultants in dealing with specific problems in multiple industry verticals gives the added advantage of understanding core problems and how new age technologies like RPA and AI can provide a cutting edge solution.

Some of the potential areas where RPA solutions driven by UIPath can create a significant impact are:

Manufacturing Sector

The potential use cases of RPA in the manufacturing sector are plenty. Some of the potential use cases are highlighted below:

  • Real Time Reporting

    RPA Applications can help in real-time reporting of stock and customer demand data, particularly where the report involves data fetching from multiple data sources and applications, transforming and merging the data and finally generating in a data/visual report format for quick decision taking.

  • Image Recognition

    Using the RPA’s ability to utilize image recognition, a lot of paper-works can be reduced and the robots can help store these data digitally without the need for manual scanning and filing.

  • Automated Communication

    UIPath RPA bots is equipped with Google, Microsoft, ABBYY OCR technology that provides recognition capability to detect language and named entities along with sentiment analysis capabilities. These features can help in automating email and chat-based communication. Such capabilities can help manufacturers respond to both customers and supplier requests in a timely and efficient manner.

Common Business Processes

Use cases that are common to most industry segments

  • Quote-to-Cash

    RPA bots can help automate sales processes eliminating errors and provide quick service to customers. This leads to Customers receiving invoices faster, leading to earlier payments and improved cash flow.

  • Procure-to-Pay

    A procure-to-pay process involves extracting invoice and payment related data from one or more systems like ERP, CRM, Banking applications, Vendors, 3rd party logistics companies and since all these are independent systems, it would require a human operator to extract and merge data from the different applications. RPA bots can help automate this process without the need for integration service or manual work.

  • Customer On-Boarding

    Most businesses particularly in the service sector have a customer on-boarding process that is critical and requires the on-boarding process to be both accurate, hassle-free and fast. Using UIPath’s OCR and cognitive automation capability, most customer on-boarding actions can be completed instantaneously reducing the need for legacy systems or human intervention thus greatly improving customer experience.

Software Development Companies

  • Software Testing

    RPA tools can be efficiently used as a test tool that mimic user interactions in a newly built software product. Although test scenarios can be built into the software, but it is important to test from a user perspective and are time consuming when performed manually by a human. RPA enabled bots, can perform such tasks in much less time and accuracy.

Finance & Banking Sector

  • Financial Planning and Reporting

    Financial planning involves lengthy repetitive processes of extracting and merging financial statements from numerous departments in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) system. This serves as a potential RPA implementation area where all or parts of the process can be automated reducing the time and effort spent on such tasks.

  • Bank Statement Reconciliation

    Extracting data from multiple banks, reconciling records and comparing them against the company’s internal records is a complicated process and is mostly done manually. Such a process has the potential to be automated via a well designed workflow.

  • Other Potential Sectors

    Other potential sectors where RPA implementation is possible are Banking, KYC, Loan Processing, Account Closure, Audits. In most of these scenarios the bot driven digital workforce can work to reduce the manual tasks of finding, fetching and merging data, leaving the more complex work of final analysis and deduction to their human counterparts.

Insurance Sector

Claims processing is a common activity in insurance companies. At the time of a claim which in most cases are due to emergencies, the customer experience and speed are critical. Many issues may arise due to manual/inconsistent processing, change in regulation and delay in processing a claim.

RPA bots can definitely play an important role. The bots can be programmed to process the unstructured data in forms, extract structured data and process claims based on pre-defined rules. At the same time Claim verification can be automated with rules.
Claim process is one area where Bots are ideally suited since they can deal with various data formats to extract relevant data and rules can be changed with regulatory changes, without any need for training ensuring compliance.

These are some of the case studies. Every industry and organization can adopt a RPA driven digital workforce strategy to automate parts of their processes. Incepta can help organizations understand gaps and deliver an end-to-end RPA strategy with UIPath. To learn more on our expertise please read our case studies on other technologies and how it has benifitted organizations to optimize their workflow and processes.

Every industry and organization can adopt a RPA driven digital workforce strategy to automate parts of their processes. Incepta can help organizations understand gaps and deliver an end-to-end RPA strategy with UIPath. To learn more on our technology expertise please read our industry case studies and how it has benefited organizations to optimize their workflow and processes.

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