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Benefits of RPAs in Microsoft Power Automate
Microsoft is pushing low-code or no-code solutions to make their applications accessible to all individuals within an organisation. The industry has been challenged by the increased digital demand to develop and maintain a variety of applications to communicate with various workflows and apps at the same time.
Some archaic software may not have APIs which allow newer, exciting applications to communicate with them. However, through the Power platform, Microsoft can now link those legacy systems that lurk in every organisation through to the latest cloud AI.
What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and why should you adopt it?
RPA is a quick and easy way to streamline critical processes which often lengthen the life of legacy systems. It allows many enterprises to implement more complex solutions within their business by easily automating legacy processes even if they do not have APIs.
RPA is gaining a lot of traction for many industries, but some are still wondering how it benefits their business. The technology allows enterprises to configure software or “bots” to understand and manipulate data and communicate with other technologies. What’s more, RPAs can produce manual tasks using a mouse and keyboard or automate the replay of these actions into complex process flows.
So how does Power Automate work?
Power Automate lets you create a UI flow that automatically records every action you take. Review it, tweak if required, and add to the existing flow if you need to. For example, if you are an enterprise Insurance company and needed to get PDFs that have been digitally signed by clients into archaic systems, you could either employ an entire company to copy the data entry from emails into that archaic system, or you could use RPA to record the entry and have one person record the variable, set up some triggers for the flow, and automate for repetition.
The benefits of Power Automate in Enterprises
Power automate can connect to over 400 systems through out-of-the-box connectors and with a little custom development, connect to anything with an API. The addition of RPA brings any system with an interface accessible through mouse and keyboard into the mix: from console applications to web based UIs. This makes the solution highly cost effective for the following reasons:
- No in-house technical expertise is needed
- No need to hire external companies to manually input data onto the system
- Quick and simple to set up
Not only is cost a key benefit to RPA, it also fundamentally improves quality compliance because it removes human-run process errors. It also improves productivity within the organisation (Read the full research here: Deloitte).
When to get an expert
If you have not implemented these automated processes into your business, rest assured your competitors have. Businesses who have already implemented this into their strategy are reaping the rewards by saving time, money and resources.
UI-based RPA desktop apps are a low-code or no code solution which means all individuals can write flows and create basic tasks. Anything that involves mapping typed variables requires a more technical mindset to clear hurdles that really shouldn’t be there. Developers and coders will be required when you want to create custom connectors to any system with an API.
Here at ClerksWell, we specialise in creating cloud-processes. If your complex organization requires multiple connectors to communicate with various applications and processes, visit our contact us page to get in touch.
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