Yes, they will, undoubtedly – the same way people in factories lost their jobs when the industrial revolution kicked in back in the 18th century. However, they got promoted to other positions – they didn’t get fired.
And what happened then? Machines took over the most tiresome and dangerous jobs people used to perform by hand. The same people got promoted to better positions in which they could provide more value. Well, at least most of them. Some were surely too wrecked from the labor they did their entire life and, consequently, had to retire.
Let’s see if the history lessons apply to the software robots too. Here, we’ll bust some myths surrounding this technology and set the facts straight.
First, let’s answer some basic questions regarding the RPA in general.
RPA, or Robotic Process Automation, is a technology created to make our professional life easier. In other words, RPA software, commonly called software robots, is a piece of software that can replicate our manual, repetitive, and time-consuming actions on the PC, thus relieving us from tasks we dread the most.
Here, you can find out what business processes are the best candidates for an RPA-Powered Digital Teammate, and later on, we’ll explain what will happen with your jobs if you decide to hire one.
What Processes Can be Automated?
Luckily, RPA software is completely industry agnostic, which means that the opportunity for automation depends only on the process itself.
There are, however, some industries that have widely embraced software robots, such as:
- Logistics, etc.
Since RPA software is relatively new, other industries are yet to embrace it and start utilizing all the benefits automation brings.
Following up on that thought, let’s check what rules the perfect processes have to follow so you can start automating them today. They have to be:
- Highly repetitive
Not to mention, the higher the frequency and time invested, the faster the ROI is!
What’s in It for You?
It depends on your position in the story.
Managers will get a more efficient team and a bigger potential to scale up and increase their revenue.
As an employee executing the process, guess what! – you’ll finally have more time to focus on the activities you love, hone your creativity and intuition, and so much more.
And to answer the burning question…
Will People Lose Their Jobs?
The world started to recognize the true value employees bring to the company, and believe it or not – it’s not in executing manual, repetitive, and dull tasks. It’s something robots will never be able to take over – your creativity, intuition, decision making, and everything else that makes us humans.
Just go with the flow!
Now That All Concerns Are Gone, Let’s Wrap It Up!
Technology and innovations are here to improve our lives, not to sabotage us. Sometimes, we’ll have to adapt to changes, but hey, they’re happening all the time, and they’re often good.
The same applies here – isn’t your time too valuable to spend on activities you dreaded the most?
We believe it is, and to prove it, we’ll be happy to get in touch with you.
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