We recently co-hosted a webinar with our partner, BP3, around how to identify, assess and prioritize your automation and RPA (robotic process automation) projects. It was a lively discussion between two industry experts, Aaron Bozeman, Regional VP of Major Accounts, North America at iGrafx, and Lance Gibbs, Founder & Chairman at BP3. You can download the webinar here. The discussion started at the very top – understanding your company’s major initiatives. Whether it’s new capabilities, operational excellence, or digital business transformation & customer experience, RPA can be key.
And as iGrafx CMO, Jamey Heinze, tweeted they also talked about the “Rule of 5” for RPA and automation. Our presenters explained the rule, and discussed why companies should look for tasks with 5 or less decisions, 5 or less applications, and 500 or less clicks.
They continued the discussion with the cycle of improvement, explaining why it’s not a single or continuous loop and why you may start at any point during the cycle. They also took a dive into front end methods, and the actions you can take immediately following the webinar. They included 6 keys areas where you can begin inside your organization, as captured in the tweet below.
Aaron and Lance wrapped up the webinar by drilling down and talking about the process analysis. They provided answers to questions like should you automate a bad process and is there such thing as too much automation? Download the entire webinar to hear their list of recommendations to help you identify, assess and prioritize your next RPA initiative.