It was not long back when the term automation hit the market. Initially, as usual, businesses were hesitant to implement the technology doubting the immense potential of automation. Employees dreaded for their jobs. But now when every business finding the place for the advanced technology in its processes, 'hyperautomation' is challenging people.
What actually hyperautomation is? How is it different from Automation? What is its need?
Let's have an overview.
What is Hyperautomation?
Hyperautomation is a blend of RPA, integration tools and technologies to automate work more effectively.
Hyperautomation is revolutionizing and exploring business opportunities with Artificial intelligence, NLP, OCR, ML, process mining, analytics and other advanced tools which is beyond the conventional automation that deals with regular rule-based tasks with rigid patterns and limited conditions. Scaling RPA in an enterprise is vital for digital transformation.
RPA or Hyperautomation?
RPA enables business enterprises to work more efficiently by automating repetitive tasks that are having defined boundaries and that previously required lot of human efforts and time. It is rule based software with no intelligence.
It contributes in faster and better work cycles. But that's not enough for it works as a doer only. We need thinker to discover, analyze, strategize and automate complex processes.
In order to achieve this, a platform must be developed that can unlock and integrate automation capabilities. Hyperautomation provides such platform where components of process automation, integration tools collaborate with humans as no tool or technology can beat tremendous potential of human mind. It aims to automate more work and also make everyone contribute to automation.
Business gets loads of data on a daily basis. The unstructured data would be useless if it doesn't provide some meaningful insight. To get that, this data needs to be structured and then processed with the help of AI capabilities.
Robots process work via natural language processing (NLP), optical character recognition (OCR), machine learning (ML), analytics and other advanced tools. The final output helps businesses to understand market trends, make strategies and improve the products. Automated discovery tools help to get a closer look at how a team works and where automation can find a place.
Moreover, every business wants a completely sorted out, single solution that can work efficiently without much human interference. But on top of it, this solution must be able to collaborate with other integration tools.
Here criticality of interoperability comes into picture that defines the ease one software communicate with another at. Business tends to adopt tools that allow integration of new tools without disturbing the existing system.
Is Hyperautomation Eating Jobs?
Hyperautomation is a step ahead than just automating tasks. It not only unlocks automation capabilities but also recognizes the human touch needed for the evolving business operations. It provides people-centric workplaces where employees are well informed, agile and work with various automation tools.
It doesn't aim to sweep humans from the business processes rather it is a balanced combination of human and technology working together and involving in valuable AI-driven decision making. Humans and robots automate together and touch new heights of hyperautomation.
In a Nutshell
Hyperautomation is to increase and expand human capabilities with the help of several components of automation tools and technologies. It emphasizes on automating tasks with AI, NLP and other advanced tools and then with humans, creates a people centric workforce that analyze and draw insights from the data and take highly valuable AI-driven decisions.
So, take a close look how you too can implement hyperautomation in your business processes and just start automating.