Robotic process automation (RPA) is an incredibly powerful tool, especially when used in conjunction with AI and as part of a larger strategy for digital transformation. As of mid-2021, RPA technology reached virtually every kind of business in the world, offering an automated hand to workflows everywhere.
Today we take a look at a few hot trends that IT teams and their business counterparts should watch in the automation space in the near future.
RPA Trends for 2021 and Beyond
Discovery and process intelligence will shift from game-changer to must-have
As businesses everywhere dip their toes in the water with automation, they’ve also learned that a tepid, siloed approach to RPA has limitations. Discovery and process intelligence tools, which combine process mining and business analytics, will help expand the reach and scalability of RPA, by providing a simplified, iterative method to process design that relies on hard data.
As the limitations of task-level RPA become glaringly clear, businesses will need to take a more deliberate approach to process design, and process intelligence offers the perfect way to accomplish it.
The rise of orchestration and integration-first offerings
In this same vein, businesses are not only recognizing the limitations of RPA, but they’re feeling them first-hand. Without orchestration, RPA simply does not have transformative power. Add to this the fact that many businesses have already begun RPA in some form, and the need becomes very clear: businesses need a clear and easy way to coordinate their various technologies in a way that is continually feeding enterprise-level goals. The hyper orchestration tools of EZFlow aim to do exactly that, seamlessly coordinating people, bots and the systems they both use with a single platform.
Low and no-code wins the race
While IT managers and their teams are focused on creating sustainable, stable tech stacks, their business counterparts are often operating under different objectives, trying to acquire more customers, sell more products, and reach more prospects. However small, these differences can have big consequences, causing friction in operations. With low-code and no-code tools from EZFlow, business leaders can accomplish their goals within process design—without having to tap IT resources. Process intelligence, AI, RPA and more are all built right into the platform, with easy drag-and-drop functionality. And, with tools for coordination, orchestration is a breeze.
Getting Started With RPA and the EZFlow Platform
Gartner predicts that, by 2024, so-called “megavendors” in technology will feature hyper automation tech that goes well beyond RPA. When they do, Gartner suggests that 60% of the standalone RPA market offerings will become redundant. If you’ve started with RPA but struggling to scale, you’re not alone! But don’t wait any longer. The key to unlocking true transformation with RPA is orchestrating your efforts with thoughtful integration and a strategic vision guiding the way.
For more about getting started with process automation, check out our collection of white papers, where you can learn more about building a plan for implementation, creating a formula for ROI and more. If you’re ready to talk about your business and its plans for automation, schedule your free EZFlow demo today.