How Robotic Process Automation is Helping Enterprises to Respond Covid-19?
Published by : Industrial Automation
With robotics process automation (RPA) solution automating many of the tasks that humans regularly perform, it offers a large number of competitive advantages to enterprises. RPA’s benefits are drawing large investments, and it is predicted that the RPA market will gain $5 billion in revenue by 2024, from an estimated $1 billion in 2020. As we are currently dealing with the Covid-19 epidemic, healthcare, life sciences, and the public sector are hunting for new ways to fight against the spread of the virus.
This is why most organizations are now significantly looking at RPA as an effective technology. From managing high volumes of testing results to supporting the amplified need in call centers, and preparing and enabling a remote workforce, enterprises are realizing now the potentials of automation.
For instance, UiPath, the leading enterprise RPA software provider, is offering healthcare organizations free RPA software to speed up critical processes and free up strapped employees so they can more rapidly respond to issues arising because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Company is also offering its Automation Hub without any cost to enterprise customers and prospects for one year. By using this tool, enterprises can be able to capture automation ideas from their staff to develop an automation pipeline that will support new and evolving employee needs, especially in a remote working environment. This includes UiPath Task Capture to record tasks and document processes.
On the other side, Automation Anywhere provides tools and solutions to support its customers in navigating the challenges driven by the novel coronavirus. According to a McKinsey survey, in nearly 60% of occupations, at least one-third of activities could be automated. Further, 40% of workers reported they spend at least a quarter of their workweek on repetitive tasks.
As the pandemic continues spreading, healthcare organizations, hospital staff and those involved in the sector are facing extreme challenges. In such a scenario, robots can be used for clinical care such as de-contamination, delivery, and handling of contaminated waste, in addition to monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.
Last month, UK-based software company Blue Prism introduced the Blue Prism COVID-19 Response task team. This aims to assist nonprofits and customers with automation projects and donated resources. Blue Prism is also working with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to reduce pressure on workers by automating HR, personnel, finance, and other health care support functions and by scheduling remote patient consultations, as well as by improving access to psychological therapies as social distancing guidelines are put in place, the company said.
Although, robotic process automation has the potential to transform the tasks and automate business processes efficiently. The technology, in the time of crisis, can alleviate disruptions by enabling organizations to stay connected across teams and systems, maintain customer support, and keep businesses working. Essentially, RPA software enables repetitive, rule-based tasks to be shifted from people to robots, and we believe, it can help health workers to mitigate the risks of virus and support in developing vital cure against Covid-19.