“If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right,” says William Shatner.
While it does seem a romantic idea to spend all the money one earns and live a lavish life, saving money can never go out of fashion as long as products and services all come with price-tags. And that’s probably why a lot of organizations are extremely apprehensive about undertaking end-to-end Robotic Process Automation independently. A number of automation software giants charge extremely high prices for these automation processes if approached directly. But wait…does this mean that your monotonous ‘data entry operator’ job would continue to thrive, with humans working away like machines? Should the high cost of a product or service deter a potential client from availing the same?
We, at XLNC, shout ‘NO!’ to both these questions. Let’s make things easier for your clients. At every stage, we support and guide you, so that your RPA development project turns out to be top-notch, and you can safely close down that monotonous ‘data entry’ post! We are back with a blog, to discuss the exciting cost reduction strategies we have in store, just for you:
1. High costs can cost you highly. May we come in?
Do you find it difficult to choose from the myriad types of automation software available in the market? Do the high prices of these automation tools deter you from using them? XLNC to the rescue! We have a team that is adept at working on all of these platforms, including UiPath, Automation Anywhere and Softomotive, with whom we are officially partnered; and Blue Prism, with whom we are in the process of networking. This opens up a whole new world of exciting choices for our clients in terms of selecting the appropriate platform. Further, this also brings about a great amount of flexibility in terms of the budget. We also provide highly customized and tailor-made solutions specific to your requirement. For instance, if the project specific to your company is not very highly scalable in nature, we can suggest to you the more economical alternatives, such as UiPath and Softomotive. Did the enterprise pack of the previous automation software platform you had approached sound too expensive to handle? XLNC to the rescue again! Our partnership with all the important automation platforms is not for nothing. It helps us to cut costs considerably, thus ensuring a more economical approach to your automation project. Further, OEMs typically do not perform implementation when you approach them directly. We, at XLNC, offer you a detailed, 360 degrees, end to end solution for you, which becomes another reason for you to become our clients!
2. When we are your source, don’t worry about resource!
Resources can be a big question mark while contemplating to embark on the RPA journey. What if I don’t want to go for the entire RPA process? What if I don’t get the right resources? A lot of ifs and buts often deter an organization from investing in the process. And now, XLNC to the rescue.
We understand that you might sometimes require solutions only for a particular stage, as opposed to the process as a whole. With our ‘resource augmentation’ service, we are also happy to provide you with these micro services.
Here, if you already have a software, such as Automation Anywhere or UiPath as your base tool, we start off with the planning for your project, followed by the sourcing, and ultimately the deployment and monitoring. Our job does not end with having deployed the bot to your organization. We continue to keep you in loop, and constantly monitor the bot, in order to determine if it’s functioning well, and if any changes are required in it.
In addition, for every RPA project, we also shortlist those processes which, if automated, can possibly benefit individuals and organizations. We then run these processes through simulation software tools such as iGraphics, which help us to decide those stages or aspects where our existing process is redundant, and which can do better with innovation. This can also help to reduce your costs significantly.
We hope, through all these activities, we would be able to convince you of the dedication of our RPA team and the processes shortlisted by us.
Another feature that brings about a world of difference in the automation process is change management. Change management comes in when the entire process has already been chalked out, and then, suddenly…there is a modification to be made in one of the stages as per the business. Now, do we need to revise the entire format? Fret not, as XLNC is also capable of managing these sudden changes in a very effective manner.
3. Hey, that’s not it! We also structure your infrastructure for you.
“We need to stop talking about infrastructure as an engineering prospect, and more as an economic one,” someone rightly pointed out. That’s why we believe in providing you with the right infrastructure, which is economical, while also being highly specialized all at once.
So we have certain methodologies in place, which ensure that not only your current RPA project, but also any future undertakings, are secured and cost effective. All of these methods are packaged in the Centre of Excellence, which signifies the highest standard of implementation. We strive to achieve this with every client with whom we work. Right from the planning to the delivery stage, we try and loop every relevant team member, from executives to the topmost management, and train them about the various aspects of RPA. These persons discuss the purpose of this RPA project, the logic behind a particular solution, how it should be developed, and the possible benefits that the organization as a whole, as well as specific individuals will achieve once the solution is deployed.
Following the detailed planning and the chalking out of an end-to-end process, we begin the actual development stage. Here, different team-members can buddy up with us, and understand the technicalities and whys and hows of things. With this knowledge sharing taking place, we are able to educate them about the limitless possibilities of RPA, not just for the organization, but also for themselves. This not only provides the employees of an organization with general information about RPA, but also makes them independent enough to carry out their own project without the help of a third party should they wish to go in for another RPA project sometime in the future. This helps one to reduce the instances of RPA failure, as well as ensures that an internal solution group is created within the organization itself.
With regard to knowledge management, we keep a systematic record of any obstacle that may come our way during the end-to-end RPA development process. This becomes a repository of sorts, which an organization can refer to, should it be met with any impediments during future operations.
With us, not only your present, but also your future is secured.
4. Technology meets cost reduction. Utopia? No. Reality!
We believe in providing you with the best services, with extremely specialized experts on board, and using the best technological equipment, and keeping cost-reduction always in mind. Yes, this is for real. Right at the start, we try and understand your ‘as-is process’, where we meet your SMEs and take into account your exact requirement, so we can deliver accordingly, and avoid all jargon.
Once we have chalked out a plan and detailed process structure for your project, our technical experts design a Target Operating Model, which is a blend of the traditional ways of working, and the modern technological operations. We then present this Target Operating Model along with a guestimate of ROI. Out of all the processes shortlisted by us, we recommend the process that you should ideally start off with, so that your ROI can be seen as a chain reaction. Additionally, we may also do a Proof of Concept, if need be, for a particular process. In the ‘recommendations’ stage, the specific processes to be used in the RPA development project are earmarked, and the possible elimination of unnecessary procedures are carried out, which reduces your costs further.
And so, my friends, XLNC always stays true to its word of excelling at our excellent services. Are you still worried about cost reduction? Come, get in touch with us; and leave the rest to us!