Process-driven RPA with ARIS

                Creating value by enabling process automation at scale

Are you confident in your approach to automation?

Free up your employees to do the work that they’re uniquely qualified to do. For everything else, use robotic process automation (RPA). RPA technology allows you to configure and run software robots to automate repetitive, high-volume, rules-based tasks that don’t require human intuition. The result? Fewer manual steps in your processes which reduces costs, increases efficiency and improves accuracy. 

Through our RPA partners Automation Anywhere and Kryon—or with the preferred partner of your choice—you can use ARIS to add a layer of process excellence to the work that your bots are doing. Through ARIS you can manage the entire RPA lifecycle to not only deploy bots but also to track, analyze and optimize how they are performing in the context of all your processes. This process-driven approach to RPA with ARIS works with all underlying systems and applications, and doesn’t require special integrations to achieve quick results.

With process-driven RPA through ARIS, you can:

                Be more efficient

Don’t lose any time waiting for manual tasks. Automate them and start them as soon as they are triggered by an event. 

                Increase accuracy

Make human error a thing of the past. As long as the business rules given to the bots are correct, their work will be flawless.

                Reduce costs

Invest your human capital on tasks that require human intuition. For everything else, save money by enlisting bots.

The process-driven RPA lifecycle

Even the best ideas need to be well executed to make a difference. RPA is the good idea. Taking a process-driven approach ensures it is executed well. Process-driven RPA offers not only the right building blocks, but a structure to your program. This structure ensures the ongoing optimization and seamless integration of all bots into your business process management program.

                    1. Process discovery

With process mining in ARIS, knowing your processes and how they work is only the beginning. This phase empowers you to not only discover how your business works, but identify the bottlenecks and potential improvements, building the foundation for future process automation opportunities.

                    2. Interaction & analysis

The next phase is capturing the real-time workflow, which is essential for bot implementation. For your discovery bots to know the right pathways, you have to know what pathways your employees are currently on. Discover user activities aggregated up to a common activity flow of identified repeated tasks that would be optimized through RPA. Know the exact workflows needing improvement. Let your bots learn to apply them for you.

                    3. Improve & design

Time to orchestrate the bots to do what they're programmed to do. As the implementation phase — your single point of truth, the foundation and standard which your processes thrive via automation — you not only will launch the initiative with improvement in mind, but with oversight — an initial view on other potential improvements. It is the key to preventing the possibility of a poor process being automated.

                    4. Implement & deploy

Understanding that you have a full inventory of potential bots is the key to success. There's no reinventing the wheel, no starting from scratch. Locate existing bots in the Bot Store to avoid that. Implement those with the executed, predefined, repetitive and frequent tasks RPA aims to optimize. Or you can even leverage the bots generated from the Discovery Bot in the modern and browser-based designer.

                    5. Communication

It's important to understand that while your bots operate on the pathways of their programming, your workforce is the bridge, the connector, the failsafe. They need confirmation of rollout and deployment of the robotized process landscape. More importantly, your employees are integral in initial observance and monitoring to assure maintainability. Keep your colleagues in the know.

                    6. Run & monitor

It's been days. Your bots have been operating nonstop. But the last phase may be the most important as you still must maintain tracking of every bot execution — regardless of whether they are attended or not. Extensive audit logs allow tracking of any changes made to bots, ensuring compliance. As they run daily, you'll also receive operational visualization with real business insight into further improvements. Perhaps identifying even more implementations in other divisions of your organization.

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