Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that lets you automate the actions of a human being by interacting on digital systems to execute a business process.
Software (robots) is used to capture data and manipulate applications like humans. They interpret, trigger responses, and communicate with other systems to perform a variety of repetitive tasks, freeing people to perform more noble and creative tasks.
Another big advantage: RPA robot never sleeps, makes zero mistakes, and costs far less than an employee.
Compared to other automation software, RPA enables process automation at a much lower cost and time. It is able to learn new tasks without a programmer having to write more lines of code with each new function his business needs.
It is a non-invasive software because it integrates into the front end of applications without the need for customization of existing software.
Its implementation is fast and scalable, and its dependence on the Technology area is reduced, as the business itself can set it up in a few hours.
RPA is based on the use of robots, which are software capable of learning new functions, meaning that they evolve and are not limited to what they were programmed to do.
They can then automate repetitive tasks by mimicking human actions, logging into systems, copying and pasting files or folders, filling out forms, reading files, semi or structured data, and more.