In the last issue of Arabian Computer news, Luc Cavelier, our international VP, explain the emerging automation tool market, the now called RPA or RDA.
Robotic Automation is a global game changer when it comes to increasing operational and cost efficiency for businesses, but there still isn’t enough awareness about what the technology can do and just how much value it can add.
Both Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) involve the application of software and algorithms to perform routine operations previously carried out by humans; RPA does it on a server processing level in a server room without humans, and RDA on a desktop level, alongside a human.
As companies around the GCC region (and around the world) experience mounting pressure to perform, the introduction of RDA in particular, brings opportunities to maximise output, reduce costs, increase flexibility, enhance accuracy and maintain consistency, while allowing staff to focus on other strategic areas.
Globally the impact is huge: the RPA market is expected to grow from $183m in 2013 to $5b by 2020 (Transparency Market Research) and according to People Management Magazine Online, one in six public sector jobs could be automated by 2030.
Understanding RPA & RDA
The recently publicised use of robots to carry out industrial tasks has led to some confusion about what the terms RPA and RDA actually mean. In robotic automation, the term ‘robot’ is a metaphorical one, referring to software products.