Author archives: Cody Schulz


Why Use RPA?

By Cody Schulz

In our previous post, we discussed what robotic process automation (RPA) was, distinguishing it from other automation tools, and provided a taxonomy of RPA using industry examples. We’ll discuss five reasons why you should use RPA. We’ll again provide real-world examples for each reason, demonstrating the tangible, quantifiable benefits RPA can bring.

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Outlook: Where Is RPA Headed?

By Cody Schulz

This article series began with examining what robotic process automation (RPA) is. It then made the case for why you should implement RPA in your organization. Following that was an examination of when to use RPA. Most recently, we covered how to implement RPA. This final article examines where RPA is headed.

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The Keys to Scale RPA

By Cody Schulz

Imagine for a moment that you’re a mortgage analyst at XYZ Mortgage. Part of your job involves opening each loan application document emailed to you, opening the attached Excel file, copying the property address from cell A4 on the second sheet, and pasting that data into the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) address validation website. If the addresses match, all is well. If not, you need to find out how to reconcile the two. For the vast majority of emails received, the addresses match. The process seems boring, mindless, and repetitive. You find yourself thinking, “I’m pretty sure a robot could do most of this.”

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When to Use RPA: Necessary vs. Profitable Characteristics

By Cody Schulz

In our previous post, we discussed five reasons why you should use robotic process automation (RPA) to optimize your business processes. We talked about profitability, rapidity, efficiency, interoperability, and traceability. This post will cover when to use RPA. It’s not a silver bullet for every problem your business has, but when applied correctly, it can drive significant efficiencies. We’ll discuss the necessary characteristics of process that leverage RPA, as well as the ideal characteristics that would make RPA  especially profitable for your organization.

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What is RPA? Robotic Process Automation Explained

By Cody Schulz

From the robots in Amazon warehouses to the Internet of Things, automation is becoming more commonplace in sectors previously unoccupied by robots. The financial benefits of automation are predicted to be nearly $2 trillion globally.

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