The hottest RPA is popular, and the era of process

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RPA is popular and the era of process automation is coming.

IDC data shows that by 2018, more than 50% of China's top1000 major enterprises have taken digital transformation as the company's strategic core. By 2022, 65% of China's GDP will be related to data. The digital transformation defined by IDC is a way or method to use digital technology capabilities to drive organizational business model innovation and business ecosystem reconstruction

at the same time, IDC research found that the digital transformation in 2019 presents five new dimensions, involving leadership transformation, all-round experience transformation, information and data transformation, operation mode transformation, and work resource transformation

Wang Jiwei believes that these five dimensions are very important, but they are more important than information and data transformation. Informatization is the basis for enterprises to carry out digital transformation. With a relatively perfect informatization system, the probability of successful transformation will be much higher. More often, transformation means new mode exploration and more resource investment, and insufficient budget is the biggest challenge faced by Chinese enterprises' digital transformation

insufficient budget means limited investment. Some people may say that Chinese enterprises are too small and unwilling to invest, how can they have greater benefits. Speaking of stinginess, if your enterprise has an annual income of 10million, will you invest 5million to solve the information construction that cannot meet the construction cycle and does not know the effect? Any enterprise executive with a little brain will not make this decision

enterprises must face the fact of input-output ratio when carrying out digital transformation. Every enterprise will be cautious about digital projects with more investment and less return or long investment cycle. Therefore, we can't blame the enterprise for being stingy. It's a matter of life and death

due to the input-output ratio and various reasons, Chinese enterprises are also relatively slow in information construction and transformation. Compared with the informatization progress of foreign enterprises, the informatization of others has entered the era of general process automation because of its popularity many years ago. The so-called general process automation refers to the operation process of ERP and other enterprise service software through the original it operation and maintenance Architecture established by the enterprise for many years and realize automation. Automation and intelligence represent the future development direction of enterprise informatization

it seems to be powerful, but in fact, foreign enterprises are not doing very well in automatic operation and maintenance. Many enterprises spend a lot of money to buy automation software, putting together applications and systems that are not easy to use on the original IT architecture, and many construction cycles and operation effects are really unbearable for enterprise executives

especially after the emergence of popular process automation tools such as RPA (robot process automation), most enterprise executives focused on RPA, and enterprise executives competed to support their functional departments to formulate RPA plans

in fact, the main reason for the outbreak of RPA in the short term is that the demand of a large number of enterprises for popularizing process automation has far exceeded the demand of traditional general process automation, and RPA is about to become a more general enterprise operation process automation scheme

after the popularization of informatization, it is a strong demand for enterprises to replace inefficient posts by automation.

Wang Jiwei channel said in a previous article that from the perspective of enterprise management, no matter how much information technology develops, it is composed of strain gauges, elastic components and some accessories (compensation components, protective covers, wiring sockets, and loading parts), increasing efficiency and reducing cost is an eternal proposition that enterprises will pursue in any era. Automation and intelligence, which can maximize the liberation of human employees and reduce production costs, has always been the key exploration direction of enterprises. It is for this reason that so many enterprise service companies and BPO (business process outsourcing) companies providing automation and integration solutions have been born

from the perspective of the process of enterprise information automation, the past two decades have witnessed the rapid development of enterprise informatization. During this period, ERP, CRM, SCM, PDM and other management systems have also grown from 0 to 1 in many enterprises. After years of promotion, construction and improvement, the informatization and automation level of financial, personnel, production, sales, it and other departments of some enterprises has also reached a high level

after these enterprises popularized ERP and other information systems, a new application situation followed: Although many operation processes of enterprises became more and more standardized, employees had to carry out a large number of simple and repeated operations in these processes

when employees begin to use ERP system and department business system for business connection, how to make employees use the automation system more effectively to improve efficiency and create greater value for the enterprise, and how to eliminate inefficient positions have also become the primary consideration of enterprise operation

to solve this problem, we need to analyze which interactions between people and systems are necessary, high-value and creative, and which interactions are mechanical, low-value and may be completed by machines

especially in the current economic cycle, the downward pressure of the economy has infinitely amplified this demand. Many times, the survival of enterprises is not simply layoffs can solve the problem, which makes many enterprises that originally did not need automation also began to try this method

the input-output ratio is not ideal, and the general automation scheme is being abandoned by enterprises.

after years of development, every large and medium-sized enterprise has its information system. It is the common practice of enterprises to add automation facilities on the basis of the original system. Theoretically, as long as the technical department is given enough funds and time, there is no problem that customized development cannot solve

therefore, in recent years, many enterprises have spared no expense to buy expensive patchwork application software and systems. Given the rapid development of the current business environment, enterprise executives find it increasingly difficult to understand why they need to wait for the IT department to integrate existing technology solutions

the cycle of evaluation, development, testing and online in the traditional IT development program process is relatively long, which is more suitable for the construction of large-scale information systems. For many end users, the software development project is opaque, the cost cannot be accurately calculated, the cycle cannot be clearly formulated, and the project schedule cannot be specifically controlled. Once there is a need to change the design scheme, it may be pushed back, and there are too many uncontrollable factors

after years of project development, some enterprises finally find that the effect is not consistent with the expectation and cut down or discard the project. In fact, the effect is not good. The technology and goals at the beginning of the project are the most advanced. Only in the three-year rapid change process of informatization, enterprises have more needs and higher goals, and the original design has become obsolete

another problem is that for projects with too much input and too little output or requiring too much time, how can ordinary enterprises afford energy consumption? A company with an annual income of tens of millions will generally not invest more than 3million in information transformation. This money is not as good as developing customers or products

in addition to the consideration of input-output ratio, enterprises often face a problem of data transmission and integration between business systems of various departments. For this reason, computer technology experts and process experts have put forward many concepts, trying to solve this problem from multiple abstract levels, including interface, data, process and so on. However, it is almost impossible to transform the integrated business based on the original management system under the condition of ensuring the acceptable input-output ratio of the enterprise

customers (business departments) always expect to spend small money on big things. From the perspective of it, to improve the scalability of information system to business means the increase of design complexity, which means the increase of investment cost

in essence, the implementation of software projects is a trade-off between requirements and costs, which is the issue of implementation costs. At the same time, when the business department has a demand change, the last answer is that it needs to schedule, and the IT department is facing the practical difficulty of insufficient staff and schedule, which is the problem of implementation speed

The implementation cost and speed of the two key points of the problem are closely related to the input-output ratio mentioned above. Because the input-output ratio is not ideal, the traditional general automation solutions are being rejected by enterprises

rpa is popular, and the popularity of process automation has surpassed that of general automation

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in this case, enterprises need more effective automation tools with short cycle, small investment, easy operation. In the end, due to the huge demand for popularizing process automation and data integration, enterprise executives competed to support the new RPA plan directly belonging to Nike's functional departments, which transformed more than 12.5 million pounds of factory and post consumer waste from landfills in fiscal 2017

rpa can be used to replace those mechanical, low-value human-computer interactions that may be completed by machines, so as to improve the automation and digitalization level of enterprises, liberate employees from a large number of repetitive mechanical, low-value jobs, and focus more on creative high-value jobs, so as to enhance the core competitiveness of enterprises

for many CIOs, the so-called universal process automation here is relative to the traditional general automation. The main feature of RPA is that as long as any enterprise applies RPA products, it can quickly realize automation and even intelligence. This makes RPA have unique advantages over IBMS (Intelligent Business Process Management Suite) and other automated systems that require a long transformation cycle to integrate ERP and other third-party enterprise software and require higher skills to operate before purchase

rpa is produced in response to the demand of enterprises for popularizing process automation. Its rapid deployment, easy-to-use, lower price characteristics, coupled with the wide applicability of enterprise workflow can mount RPA to realize automation, make many enterprises begin to directly ignore traditional automation products. Even though the market of IBMS and other software is larger, it has been difficult to attract more enterprises' attention

at the same time, the RPA purchase and application boom in the past two years has raised the valuation of RPA suppliers, prompting more new players to enter the market. RPA, a popular process automation tool with more diversified forms, more complex functions and more vertical applications, has formed a sharp contrast with traditional automation tools while meeting the personalized and customized needs of more enterprises: the market demand of the former is growing, and the latter is becoming increasingly unpopular

popularizing process automation and general automation have their own advantages, and the two can coexist. However, from the current trend, the popularization of process automation will replace general automation in more places. Of course, for enterprises, rational use of various automation tools is the best way of digital transformation

RPA is a new interface for human-computer interaction, and ai+rpa will shine in the future

under the current enterprise information environment, it systems based on business processes, including ERP and ERP based customization functions, and the update of business process management software, are constrained by the implementation cycle of it projects and cannot be iterated quickly. The fragmented and isolated information systems built by enterprises in different stages over the years can no longer meet the application needs of enterprises for updated automation and intelligent systems at this stage

the mismatch between the long-term rapid changes in business processes and the renewal cycle of IT systems has prompted enterprises to

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