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Debunking The Myths Surrounding Automation

March 28, 2019

Debunking The Myths Surrounding Automation | ABBYY Blog Posts

Thomas Gardner, Co-Founder of ABBYY’s RPA delivery partner, Robiquity, puts the world to rights on some of the myths surrounding automation.

Technology advancements often mean change. No matter how beneficial these developments might look on paper, talking staff into embracing them can be a challenge.

Automation is a prime example. The advantages are proven, but given how RPA is so different to traditional methods, the “change” element can cause many to feel uneasy.

In any organization, people will pick holes in automation propositions and ask loaded questions – many of which are spurred by myths still circulating on the web from when RPA was little more than a concept.

Let’s debunk the big RPA folklore and separate fact from fiction – giving you the legitimate information you need to make a decision.

Robots are going to steal your job

This is perhaps the most popular RPA parable of all. Manufacturers are developing robots with the ability to do almost anything nowadays, which begs the question: Why use workers vulnerable to human error when you can use a computer?

The scaremongers are wrong, of course. Robots aren’t taking over the world; they’re becoming a part of it.

Automating processes with sophisticated machines can speed things up, reduce error and increase quality…but staff will always be required at some point.

Ultimately, robots aren’t taking jobs. They’re creating new ones – with humans moving away from arduous tasks and towards managing, monitoring and maintaining the machines and software.

Adding robots is long, complicated and expensive

Many businesses feel like they ought to embrace RPA implementation, but repeatedly hold off in fear that it will be a time-consuming, costly and complex procedure.

Adding robots might sound pricey and intricate, but in truth, delivering RPA is easy with an expert on your team – and it doesn’t have to put you out of pocket, either.

Find a solid group of RPA specialists to support your solution and you’ll soon see that creating a digital workforce is as easy as plugging in a laptop.

All RPA solutions are the same

There’s a wide consensus in the corporate world that there’s very little difference from one RPA solution to the next. In reality, automation businesses aren’t always as robotic as the technology they’re peddling.

Whilst RPA tends to be offered as part of a bigger technology package, there are a number of organizations out there that focus purely on it. With these firms, you’ll receive a tailored solution that’s committed to quality automation.

Robiquity are the perfect case in point. Our team of RPA specialists work with each client on an individual basis to provide a bespoke solution.

We strive to make RPA simple at every opportunity – helping you to assemble a strategy from scratch or alter your current solution so it adds value in the right places. With our ScaleSafe solution, for example, you can even lay the foundations for your very own RPA Centre of Excellence – futureproofing your business in the long-term.

By combining Robiquity’s expertise with cutting-edge solutions like ABBYY’s FlexiCapture, automation can have transformational business benefits. For this reason, it’s vital to separate fact from fiction when making decisions about RPA.


Thomas Gardner

About the author:

Thomas Gardner is the co-founder of award-winning RPA enablement business, Robiquity. Their unique delivery model, ScaleSafe, helps businesses quickly set up and scale up RPA resources, working closely with leading vendors including Blue Prism, UiPath and ABBYY.

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