Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a “robot” to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. Any company that uses labor on a large scale for general knowledge process work, where people are performing high-volume, highly transactional process functions, will boost their capabilities and save money and time with robotic process automation as well as raise employee engagement by repurposing them into more cognitive tasks. RPA is revolutionizing the way we think about and administer business processes, IT support processes, workflow processes, remote infrastructure and back-office work. RPA provides dramatic improvements in accuracy and cycle time and increased productivity in transaction processing while it elevates the nature of work by removing people from dull, repetitive tasks. The technology of RPA can be applied specifically to a wide range of industries.
Who is this group about?
This is for anyone interested in learning about RPA as well as contributing to Tampa Bay RPA ecosystem. Contribution means the education of other members about the RPA discipline, it’s benefit, use cases within industries and the future of RPA. RPA technology/ disciplines include; Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Programming. It is also calls for expertise in DevOps (Cloud and On Premise), Project Management, integration with platforms such as; Amazon Alexa, Slack and other work productivity tools. It also involves the use of automation tools created by companies such as; Kofax, UIPath, BluePrism and more.
RPA is not only about the technologies used, it is also about the deep understanding of business processes across all industries. Individuals who are knowledgeable in the processes of their respective industries are welcomed to join this group as domain experts.
Our goals are too; • Join technologists with domain experts, creating an environment of innovation • Educate our members about the different approaches in RPA • Educate our members about the different technologies used in RPA • Equip our members to bring positive changes to their organizations • Establish the Tampa Bay region as a center of excellence in RPA
In order to ensure proper credit is given to developers or development teams, an effort should be made to indicate attribution of programs, scripts, and code snippets. This should include, but is not limited to: name of person/group; location of source (URL, event name/location); date/time of information. This ensures that provenance is maintained and that all parties involved in the collaborative effort are noted for their contributions to the best of one’s knowledge.