RPA, EVERYDAY: 5 Ways in Which RPA Helps You in Your Day-to-Day Life

It’s no secret that Robotic Process Automation is slowly taking over the repetitive, rule-based tasks in organizations. Process robots are rapidly paving the way for companies to engage in much more productive and stimulating tasks and progress in their journey. According to Forrester, the RPA industry will be worth $2.9 billion in 2021. But RPA has also taken over a significant place in our day-to-day lives, without even our realizing it. Every day, we interact with different technologies that quietly make our lives a little more efficient. They allow us to focus on more dynamic tasks instead. We’re back with a blog, and this time, we shall discuss some significant functions that RPA performs in our day-to-day lives:

1. SHOP ASSURED AS YOUR SOFTWARE BOT MAKES YOUR REPOSITORY!

You so love that classy pair of shoes. You add it to your cart, check-out to purchase the product, pay for the product, and successfully place the order, before you get back to what you were doing before. But have you ever wondered what processes take place at the other end? Once you place your order, they are then tracked on repositories, and it is after stock maintenance that your item is finally dispatched to you. If done manually, these tasks are extremely time-consuming and monotonous. They prevent any other form of productive activity that might actually benefit the retail website. And hence, process robots often take over, and make life more efficient; both for the sellers as well as the buyers. Happy shopping and selling!

2. IF IT’S A WEB, LET AUTOMATION BE THE SPIDER!

With millions and millions of individuals and groups operating on the internet day in and day out across the globe, web analytics can become extremely complex and tedious. Moreover, such a vast repertoire of users also calls for a wide variety of target groups, leading to extremely diverse consumer needs and requirements. In such a world of cut-throat competition, it is essential for organizations to come up with out-of-the-box advertising and marketing strategies in order to attract the attention of such a wide audience. And in such a case, tasks such as carrying out static web analytics can certainly become tedious and tiring. This is where bots enter the scenario, and crawl the internet to come up with all the data required for advertisers to then consider interesting advertising hacks and strategies. It’s a dynamic world – let’s not limit ourselves by performing monotonous tasks.

3.‘TROUBLESHOOTING?” SHOOT THE TROUBLE WITH RPA!

Brainstorming on the solutions to complex organizational problems can cause frustration and boredom in an employee; moreover, since ‘imperfect’ is the synonym for ‘human’, it is but natural for human decision makers to commit errors in their decision making process. However, bots and AI are different. Using RPA and AI, one can automate these troubleshooting processes, thus making work-life more efficient and error-free.

4. HOW MAY OUR PROCESS BOT HELP YOU TODAY?

The helpdesk is usually our preliminary go-to area in case of any complications or issues relating to the website or service in question. But have you wondered how the super-humans behind the helpdesk manage to answer you in that courteous tonality despite having just answered fifty calls in the past half an hour? Yes, it can get quite tedious. And let’s face it, the customer-service persons deserve their breaks, too. That’s when process robots enter the picture. Process robots can act as the connecting medium between the customers and customer service personnel; in that it is possible to automate those aspects of the conversation which are static and common to all customers. So, the next time you indulge in a customer-service interaction, remember that it may not always necessarily be a human behind the desk – it could be a bot.

5.YOUR BOT CAN ROLL OUT YOUR PAYROLL!

Ever experienced a delay in receiving your pay? That’s because the poor humans dealing with your salary have to enter payroll information pulled out from different sources into your payroll system. And this task, of course, is extremely time-consuming and repetitive. Why not recruit a bot for this process? And so, in modern times, there is certainly a probability that a process bot deals with your payroll system.

A lot of times, people fear that RPA might take away from them the humanness afforded to them by their mundane lives. However, the above examples are testimony to the fact that this is far from the truth – process bots do not take away the human angle from a person’s everyday life. They merely help everyday living become more efficient and comfortable.

WELCOMING DIGITAL EDUCATION: How Digitization is Transforming the Education Sector Today

With the advent of modern technology and a communication revolution of sorts, the world is shrinking and shrinking and shrinking till it all gets compressed into your phone. And amidst all this hullabaloo, can the education sector stay far behind?

From Gurukuls and Ashrams to schools and classrooms to Udemy and Coursera, education has come a long way. A decade ago, the sight of blackboards and chalks and dusters and worksheets was more common than it is now; and it’s no surprise that it might be an even rarer phenomenon in the next decade. A lot of philosophers have often reiterated the oneness of the entire world, and the universality of existence. The emergence and establishment of e-learning and virtual classroom has ensured the practical implementation of this idea.

Today, teaching has become a way more flexible and virtual phenomenon, where teachers are earning double the amount while teaching with the same zest and passion, while students are able to access the educational content at their convenience, as opposed to having rigid timetables to abide by. According to Learndash, approximately 4.6 billion students are taking at least one online course today. On that note, here are some of the defining features of digitization in education:

1) ATE (Any Time Education):

The limitless reach of e-learning has ensured that teachers and students hailing from extremely diverse backgrounds can interact and hold discussions, and the ocean of knowledge can transcend all boundaries of geographical locations and time-zones.

2) Say goodbye to that ‘AB’ marking:

Teachers can safely bury their thick attendance registers. With e-learning, one can monitor and reduce absenteeism and truancy, since teachers can upload and students can view their content as per their convenience. The teacher’s sick leave, or the student’s day out will not affect the education process.

3) They learn more, you earn more:

Across the globe, teaching has always been regarded as a noble profession, but a thankless job. With e-learning, teaching continues to be as noble as ever, only with the teacher being rewarded handsomely for his/her efforts. Teachers can now earn double their usual amount, while teaching with the same zest.

4) Now, no more “raise hand to answer”!

With many e-learning platforms offering discussion panels and internal chat facilities, classrooms discussions could never have gotten easier and less chaotic. Enjoy peaceful discussions in your online classroom today.

5) Three hours of lectures, five hours of travel? Not anymore.

E-learning helps you get somewhere, without going anywhere for it. You may be at home, inside a café, at your hometown…doesn’t matter. Teachers and students can operate from anywhere.

6) Learn while you earn!

As a busy employee, e-learning values the employee’s lack of time, and need for further development. And so, organizations and industries can train and educate employees using e-learning.

While e-learning has received an overwhelming response across the globe, and is rewriting the age-old definitions of education, personal contact and face-to-face interactions are still of immense value and relevance in today’s era. It’s probably best to conclude with the golden words of Professor Pierre Dussauge:

“The beauty is in finding the right balance between online and in-class learning, and the best way to make progress is to experiment with different combinations.”

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