How Cloud Services Have Enhanced RPA and Made Automation Easier For Enterprises?

How Cloud Services Have Enhanced RPA and Made Automation Easier For Enterprises?

June 11, 2021 0 By Hoofer

In today’s fast-paced digital economy, organizations need a more agile way to deliver IT value in support of business initiatives. The right digital automation can make all the difference in an enterprise, transforming a thriving organization into a successful one by implementing digital initiatives. But how do enterprises meet the ever-changing customer demands and leverage the latest automation techniques to support different projects? Let’s find out.

Innovative cloud services offer Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities that help enterprises implement business process initiatives and aim at automating business transactions. Cloud service can extend its existing process automation and integration capabilities with tools such as UiPath, IBM, Blue Prism, Oracle, and other RPA services to create an ultimate digital workforce orchestrating people, systems, and robots. With the efficient integration of RPA tools and cloud services, enterprises can build, integrate and engage in a successful automation journey.

What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?

Enterprises are always looking for ways to develop or expand on their capability to optimize and automate their entire business processes. Therefore, to enhance digitization, more innovative and easily adaptable technologies have to be leveraged. This is where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) comes to assist enterprises and business automation. RPA consists of software bots or virtual assistants that are particularly developed to execute a task by mimicking a human’s actions. Because these RPA bots follow rules that the developers coded, they can assist enterprises to improve process quality, efficiency, consistency, precision, and compliance. RPA allows enterprises to automate repetitive and mundane tasks efficiently, hence freeing up employees’ time to work on tasks that require human interactions such as emotional intelligence, decision making, and direct customer interaction.

Why Do Enterprises Need Cloud-Based RPA Services?

With cloud service models, enterprises are capable of accessing the benefits of robotic process automation (RPA) with the flexible “as-a-service” approach. This easy and transparent pay-as-you-go service enables enterprises to start a digital automation journey effectively, eliminating the usual anxiety associated with investing in the infrastructure, software, and training that would normally be necessary. With Cloud-based, fully managed RPA solutions, business automation scales with you as your transformation journey evolves making software upgrades a thing of the past. RPA as a service (RPaaS) for short, eliminates key challenges to making an automation program successful while ensuring all benefits of an on-premise deployment remain intact.

Benefits of Cloud-based RPA Services

RPA as a service (RPaaS) brings together legacy systems, API integrations, cloud technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technology to give organizations a complete platform for more intelligent automation. Nowadays, scalability, security and adaptability are essential to managing enterprise application development services and migrations; which is exactly what RPAaaS provides. Automation can help enterprises significantly overcome operational expenses and deliver complex projects on time, as well as minimize overall enterprise disruption. With the ability to easily scale and re-use assets and processes, RPAaaS works seamlessly with overall enterprise digital transformation goals.

RPaaS is a managed subscription-based service that empowers the line of business and power clients to create process applications that extend existing applications of record and create innovation on a fast-paced platform layer. Involved users can build, customize and change process application automation in a collaborative manner using a Low Code 100% browser-based declarative environment.

Few Benefits are as mentioned below:

Declarative Decision Modeling.

With the change in situations, business processes also should adapt to upcoming customer demands. Therefore, most of the time enterprises are required to take different paths depending on process data. With RPA as a service, enterprises can maintain or alter their process decisions and just pay for the services they leverage.

Responsive No Code End User Interfaces.

When it comes to interacting with people, RPaaS cloud solutions offer a drag and drop rich UI controls web forms modeling environment with full internationalization support. 

Requires Low Code.

The low code development capabilities empower automation to be integrated with existing applications in no time and with very much less code. It, therefore, facilitates quick prototyping and requirements validation. 

Multi-Version Process Development.

As your business process conditions change, you may need to support one or multiple versions of a process running at all times. Cloud-based RPA services offer multi-version process support for these more advanced scenarios.

Connectivity With Other Cloud Services

Since software/applications in an enterprise are completely dependent on each other, these applications will require connectivity and integration with one or more systems of record where your business data resides. This integration can be accomplished with a cloud service rich set of adapters and connectors or via robots that interact directly with the target application user interfaces.

Once your process application has been completed and all integration points have been automated, it is important to turn attention to how your end-users, process owners and administrators interact with these RPA bots or software most optimally.

Some cloud based RPA tools also provide interactive dashboards where the process owners can track and trace in flight as well as complete process transactions and check in real-time the full audit trail of events or associated information. RPA services with the cloud are the perfect option for enterprises that constantly update client requirements and evolve with newer demands.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ricky Philip is an industry expert and a professional writer working at ThinkPalm Technologies, a software services company focusing on technologies like BigData, AI, IoT, and RPA services. He is also a contributor to several prominent online publishing platforms such as Medium.com and HubSpot.