Real World Use Cases For Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) Implementation

Intelligent process automation, also known as intelligent automation or simply IA, promises a lot of potential benefits for business users, from operational efficiencies in accounting to improved reporting for sales to optimized inventory management and control. Discussing benefits in hypotheticals is one thing, but truly understanding the value of technology often takes a good example. Enter: The Use Case. These neatly organized examples provide a snapshot view of how products or services could be used in specific situations.

Today we kick off a new blog series that tackles use cases for IA, examining how smart process automation technology looks when it is applied in the business world. Each post will examine an IA-specific use case, highlighting common business challenges and discussing how an IA implementation delivers a solution.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect in the coming weeks here on the blog:

Intelligent Automation Use Case: Inventory Management

Because it is based on real values with high volumes of data, inventory management is primed for improvement with process automation. However, because there are multiple touchpoints, many aspects of robotic process automation (RPA) can sometimes still need some form of human intervention. This post will discuss how to take RPA further with AI, allowing the IA technology to do the majority of the heavy lifting. We’ll look at how technologies like computer vision, machine learning and cognitive automation support human workers by processing the data further and bridging critical gaps for inventory processes.

Intelligent Automation Use Case: Quote-to-Cash

When powering a quote-to-cash process, speed and accuracy are critical. This blog will look at how IA fits into the picture, providing data analysis to help guide forecasting efforts, contracting, order management, revenue recognition and more.

Intelligent Automation Use Case: Data Entry

In many cases, the actual entry of data is just the tip of the iceberg. How the data are formatted, where they go, and how they are used are all considerations that are part of the process. This use case post will dive into how IA can help integrate data entry processes—even when the data itself is unstructured, handwritten and variously formatted—and how it can add more value to the process, retrieving from one system and inputting it in another, even sometimes providing analysis along the way.

Intelligent Automation Use Case: HR Diversity Compliance

Diversity in the workplace has been shown to improve productivity, problem solving, turnover and more. Naturally, it is also a key focus area for HR and recruiting. This post will discuss how IA can be a powerful tool for recruiters, helping with everything from scanning thousands of applications to analyzing demographics to support diversity initiatives.

Be sure to check back here on the blog starting next week to keep up with our new use case series. Have other use cases you’d like to see us feature? Let us know! Email us at or Fill out the form.

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