BLEEP, BLIP, BLOOP
Brandon Nott is senior vice president of product at UiPath.
Diego Lomanto is vice president of product marketing at UiPath.
What would happen if you didn’t allow a certified public accountant (CPA) to use a spreadsheet, or a territory sales manager to use a mobile phone, or asked a global software giant to stop using the Internet? It’s unthinkable. Calculators, computers, cell phones, and the Internet (just to name a few) have become table stakes, but it wasn’t that long ago that we ran successful businesses without them. Why do certain technologies not only get adopted, but also fundamentally change the way we approach out jobs forever?
The common theme that we see in the technologies that disrupt personal productivity involves overcoming limitations. For instance, prior to mobile phones, people were limited to a set of locations to be able to communicate in real time. Mobile phones changed our behavior by giving us new options by which to conduct business.
Today, personal productivity faces a new kind of limitation: not enough time to focus on truly meaningful work that humans add unique value to. There is too much busy work, too many systems and tools to interact with, and too much repetitive work.
What current technology is freeing people from this limitation and rewriting how people approach their jobs and improving productivity? Software robots.
More specifically, Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
RPA has helped thousands of organizations automate tedious tasks and processes, allowing employees to focus on higher-value, cognitive tasks they enjoy.