Although it is playing an increasingly important and visible role in helping organizations operate more efficiently and cost-effectively, robotic process automation is still somewhat of a mystery to many people.That may be in part because their only exposure to the concept of business process automation has been its use on a larger scale in the form of complex, end-to-end automation initiatives. With that as their background they say, “I understand what artificial intelligence and machine learning are, but what do these little software robots do?”
That’s a great question! Software robots like our Buddha Botz perform many functions. One where they truly excel is in providing AI and machine learning processes with the data they need operate. As powerful as those processes are, they are only as effective as the data that is fed into them. If that raw material is subpar, you get what computer programmers refer to as the GIGO principle — garbage in, garbage out.
Buddha Botz are very good at collecting, assessing, and cleansing the data that is then provided to other automated processes. We like to say that they provide the rocket fuel that helps put automation initiatives on the right trajectory. Not only do they deliver clean, high octane propellant, they do so at a rate that even a large team of the most skilled and diligent human workers couldn’t come close to. And that speed translates to significant cost savings.
However… You Don’t Need a Rocket
Now, having emphasized the value RPA can provide in terms of feeding AI and machine learning engines, I have to back up and say that you don’t need to have advanced automation initiatives underway to benefit from Buddha Botz. Software robots can save you many hours every month even if what they are feeding is a spreadsheet that you would otherwise have to populate manually.
And the data they gather, move or manipulate for you in that scenario meets the same high standards for cleanliness and accuracy. Ultimately Buddha Botz don’t care where the data goes. They are powerful, flexible and easy going little entities that are happy to do your bidding, whatever that looks like!
Wondering what that could look like in your environment? We’re happy to talk with you about your needs and how software robots might be the perfect solution for meeting them. Schedule a free 45-minute robotic process automation phone consultation by calling us at 303-807-6528 or visiting our Contact page. Whether you’re ready to explore RPA now or are simply doing some preliminary research, the call is a great way to get some questions answered.
About the Author
Charles Weidman is the President and CTO of Buddha Logic. Charlie has over two decades of experience in the design, development and implementation of content services and business process management solutions. He is also an expert in robotic process automation. Charlie founded Buddha Logic with the idea that well-architected digital document capture and management processes are both beautifully simple and powerfully logical. Find and connect with Charlie on LinkedIn.