RPA can significantly streamline your company’s processes and increase productivity. At best, RPA can help your experts reduce time spent on routine work by up to 90%. In this blog, we will describe the tasks best suited for robotic process automation.

Does your company have an automation strategy?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) provides wide opportunities to increase the efficiency of company’s operations. Today, competitiveness is achieved through digitalization and innovative modern solutions. RPA is already utilized in multiple fields of industry. Is your company also interested in trying out new solutions to organize work?

What is RPA?

Robotic process automation is a software installed on a workstation or server. It can be taught different kinds of work paths to the systems used by the company.

Leave manual work to the robot

Leaving repetitive and rule-based tasks to a robot saves up time for experts to work on more critical tasks, such as planning and development projects, customer service or developing their own expertise, for example. Robots are well suited for rule-based repetitive processes. A robot will perform routine tasks 24/7. In addition to transferring files from one format or system to another, a robot will also perform all other manual tasks that do not require decision-making skills.

RPA is suitable for all industries

RPA is suitable for all companies and industries, which involve routine, repetitive and rule-based manual work. Almost every company conducts manual work that can be automated. Robots are used to develop the processes of financial management, human resources, production, information management, sales and logistics.

Sales order processing

A robot performs a wide variety of tasks. It can be programmed to be in charge of product pricing or invoicing of customer orders. Automating tasks improves the sales process significantly when performing high-volume product orders.

Customer data organization

Virtual assistants allow you to improve your company’s communication with customers. The robot can be programmed to update customer data in your CRM, for example. It is inefficient and outright impossible to organize massive customer registers manually, because new data is constantly generated in the system, along with the need to combine information.

HR and IT assistant

A robot can perform a wide variety of HR and IT tasks. For example, a robot can be left in charge of the HR and IT teams’ automation process, where the robot generates accounts and rights for new employees to different systems. The amount of time saved is multiplied in a group, where employees are charged with performing a large amount of these functions annually.

Additional pair of hands for financial administrations

Robots prevent human errors from happening and the reduce the risks involved in a task. The improved quality provided by a robot is noticeable in all work tasks, where accuracy of information is crucial. A robot will compare account numbers and record invoice data without error. Typical tasks for RPA are processing purchase invoices, recording memo vouchers and creating reports.

Below are examples of routine financial work that the robot can perform:

  • Different transactions: travel claims, purchase invoices and currency payments
  • Reconciliation of accounts: bank accounts, ledgers etc.
  • Accounting periods and other entries
  • Payroll calculation
  • Updating variables affecting statutory wages.

There are often preconceptions related to the use of robots, which may prevent the development of a company's processes as well as stand in the way of an easier life.

Read more: 3 RPA myths that should not believe.

Staria Oyj and Sisua Digital Oy signed an agreement that entered into force on May 1, 2023, through which Sisua Digital will acquire the Robotic Process Automation business of Staria.
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