Peter Beckschaefer opened the event with examples of what happens when companies do not digitize. In the future, companies and processes need to be fast, precise and digital. This is where Robotic Process Automation can help. RPA can automate structured business processes, mimicking human actions. With RPA, humans no longer need to perform mundane manual input tasks.
Customer Presentation: Robots Working for Deutsche Telekom
One of the highlights of the afternoon was the presentation by Deutsche Telekom, who has been using ALMATO robots since last year. Mr Zeiss talked about the challenges they encountered and the positive experiences they made implementing automation.
He emphasized that it is of particular importance for the success of such a project to have full management support as well as an excellent project team. The project team should be responsible for learning about automation as well as identifying which processes are best suited for RPA.
He then summarized their experience with RPA: Even complex processes can be automated and success follows excellent planning.
Tips on Implementing RPA
Thomas Sellner and Axel Schwarz-Scholten spoke about which processes are best suited to be automated with Robotic Process Automation. Generally, they explained, the size of a company is not as important as the type and volume of the processes. Any company that has structured processes with a high volume has potential candidates for automation.
Before relaxing at the Apéro and dinner, participants had the chance to win one of two BB-8 robots. The lucky winners were able to take home the app-enabled bot immediately.
A huge thank you to all participants for the interesting discussions! We hope to see you at our next event.