Title: Robotic process automation: assessment of the technology for transformation of business processes

Authors: Sourav Dey; Arindam Das

Addresses: Cognizant Worldwide Limited, 85 Uxbridge Rd., London W5 5TH, UK ' IFMR Graduate School of Business, KREA University, Sri City, AP 517646, India

Abstract: We examine how robotic process automation (RPA) can be deployed as a technology solution in business processes and services as a transformation lever beyond traditional business process management and outsourcing. RPA is a new breed of software that allows for enterprise-wide automation of repetitive business processes, with the promise of potential FTE savings, better service quality and improved service delivery. Through an extensive survey of practitioners involved with RPA, this exploratory research identifies the motivation and challenges of RPA implementation as envisaged by the user communities. We also find the complementary perspectives of RPA product development communities. Consequently, we recommend ways to align the perspectives of the user communities and the developer communities to enable definitive value creation for the organisations. The findings and recommendations would help practitioners who develop RPA products or adopt these products in their IT ecosystems.

Keywords: business process management; process reengineering; robotic process automation; software product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2019.100927

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2019 Vol.9 No.3, pp.220 - 230

Accepted: 20 Feb 2019
Published online: 19 Jul 2019 *

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