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ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION
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Social media, cloud computing, big data, mobile computing, the Internet of
Things… while all these changes have happened, levels of office automation and
productivity haven’t substantively improved. Since the 1980’s, productivity in the
office has improved by *3% compared to a 75% productivity increase in factories
over the same period. Encanvas mimics the actions that humans perform at their
desktop to eradicate mundane admin tasks, freeing up to 30% of work day time for
*Source: Vrije Universitet, Amsterdam – Explorative study into Information Logistics
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) describes not
just a new flavor of technology but a new approach
to addressing office‐centric data handling and
processing tasks ‐ those that previously required
manual re‐keying, spreadsheets, hard‐copy
documents and swivel chair workers to perform.
There are several fundamental characteristics of
this kind of technology‐enabled solution that differ
from Business Process Management (BPM) tooling
and other traditional IT department dependent
The automation does not fundamentally
change the operation of the process. Instead of
a human tapping keys and building
spreadsheets, a computer software application
mimics the same tasks in a similar way.
Stakeholders do not see a fundamental change
to their operating behaviours. The same
process stages will generally occur.
Training of robots is generally performed
using code‐free software, so it’s quick to do
and easy to adapt.
IT challenges like implementing complex
APIs are removed by re‐keying or robotically
extracting/uploading data to legacy systems.
Rather than being ‘a technology platform’
requiring a big upfront investment and lots of
risks, ‘robots’ are supplied asaservice that
can be outsourced in the same way as
people, individually selected by departmental
managers and billed monthly – with all the
contractual flexibility that represents.
Why Encanvas for RPA?
While the business case is compelling, the
automation challenges for RPA are not solely about
the dexterity of tech‐tools. There are many
potential inhibitors to change that can derail
projects that Encanvas overcomes:
Cost of IT and change can exceed the
anticipated return when applications may be
used by only a handful of users (or potentially
just one). Encanvas scales robotics affordably.
The time and difficulty of capturing and
interpreting use case needs can become an
impenetrable barrier to projects moving
forward. Mistakes made at this stage can cause
managers to lose confidence in justifying
future projects. Encanvas builds apps in real‐
time due to its codeless interfaces.
When it comes to justifying investments in IT
and project resources, building a Returnon
Investment (RoI) to can be difficult, if not
impossible – when it’s not clear what’s
needed to build the solution. Encanvas
codeless authoring trains robots faster!
Encanvas is a code‐less platform with unrivalled
performance, security and dexterity. It has an
extensive library of data connectors to third party
sources. And it offers both desktop and server
based robotics to align IT solutions to business
needs – producing affordable, best‐fit‐outcomes.
Scalability that knows no bounds
Encanvas is used for some of the most demanding
RPA applications. Support millions of robots and
still experience blistering response speeds.
Why Use Encanvas for RPA?
Automation of manual tasks by
mimicking the actions of humans
with software robots
Access to services 24x7 – Robots
don’t need to sleep!
Understanding of cross‐
Governance over activities –
Systematic rules are applied
Digitalisation project risk
Time your workforce spends on
Time‐to‐value of new solutions
Overheads on IT teams
Manual data capture, input,
aggregation, cleansing, analysis,
reporting and publishing tasks