What is RPA Training and Why Your Enterprise Needs It

Published on in Robotic Process Automation by Cristian Ignat

In recent years, technology and digitization changed the labor market, and the pandemic only accelerated these changes.  

According to McKinsey specialists, an estimated 107 million workers will have to change their jobs by 2030, meaning about 12 million more than our pre-pandemic estimate. Moreover, the demand for basic cognitive and manual skills will decrease, while the need for technological, social, and emotional skills will increase. 

Therefore, companies need to offer to their employees the right framework for developing new skills and preparing for the future: more specifically, to train them in automation-related areas (Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Automation, and so on). Training, upskilling, and reskilling in the information technology field are crucial steps in a continuously changing landscape.  

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as the adoption of technology increases. Specialists estimate that by 2025, 85 million jobs may disappear due to automation, but at the same time, about 97 million jobs will appear, based on the new division of labor between humans and software.

Due to digital transformation, robotic process automation, and intelligent automation, more and more jobs will be created. In fact, according to the Upskilling Shared Prosperity Insight Report by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with PwC, upskilling could lead to the net creation of 5.3 million new jobs by 2030. What’s important to mention here is that upskilling will only enhance the activity of human employees, rather than replace people. 

The good news here is that robotic process automation can be implemented fast and easily, on the existing IT infrastructure of your company. RPA refers to a software technology aimed to automate repetitive business processes, through software robots, or simply “bots”, able to learn and execute repetitive, rule-based tasks with zero risks of errors.

A few examples of what software robots can do include: copy-paste data, opening and moving files, logging into programs, extracting and storing data. 

At the same time, we could describe intelligent automation as the next level of RPA. Intelligent Automation is robotic process automation enriched with technologies such as artificial intelligence (including machine learning, natural language processing, structured data interaction, and intelligent document processing).

So intelligent automation can bring efficiency as it can improve the process of human decision-making, based on analyzing data.

What is RPA training?

Digital transformation is a very complex process and is different for every company, depending on many factors. To implement successful enterprise automation, you need people with the right skills.

Therefore, you need to develop an RPA training strategy that will educate professionals within the company who can contribute to the overall performance and bring added value.

This is something your trusted RPA vendor can help you with. As an Official UiPath Training Partner, we at Aggranda help get workers up to speed and deliver on the business benefits of process automation – by offering UiPath specific training and certifications.

RPA training delivers high-quality learning experiences to drive RPA skilling, upskilling, and reskilling initiatives.

Reasons to implement RPA Training in your company

1. It saves time and costs for your company

Teaching your employees the secrets of implementing RPA will allow them to focus on more strategic tasks that could bring added value for the company, as software robots could more efficiently deal with repetitive, rule-based tasks. This saves both time and money for your organization because using RPA will bring more accuracy and smoother business processes.

At the same time, it’s more cost-effective for the company to invest in the existing employees, rather than hiring and training new ones.  

2. It ensures workflow efficiency and better business results

Robotic process automation training provides your company the right tools to gain an overview of the team’s performance, but also to measure other important KPIs to see where your business needs improvements and to make decisions accordingly. 

Robots never make mistakes and they can operate non-stop, so accuracy is increased, and consequently the ROI is visible immediately. 

3. It ensures compliance and security 

Security is a serious aspect to be considered, in general, but RPA training could teach employees how to manage software robots to prevent data breaches and to keep information safe, in the hands of the right people.   

Also, robotic process automation can help your company meet compliance requirements, keep up with legal aspects of your business and industry and make sure they are followed. For example, software robots could store information properly, and easily provide access to it whenever needed. 

To conclude, the main benefits of RPA training are: 

  • providing career development opportunities for existing employees as new skills and competencies will be developed; 
  • enabling the company to improve its performance, because a higher-skilled employee is more valuable for the company;
  • optimizing costs: it’s more cost-effective for the company to invest in the current employees, as they are familiar with the business than to hire and train new people. 

To develop sustainable RPA training and implementation, it’s very important to create a Center of Excellence (CoE) within your company. This is a vital framework for the success of an RPA program, but also future implementation. A CoE provides best practices and support for the company.

The first step for setting a Center of Excellence is to establish the Robotic Operating Team, with clear roles and responsibilities, such as RPA developers, solution architects, infrastructure engineers, implementation managers, and business analysts. But all these roles need special training, which can be provided by the right RPA training partner, such as an UiPath training partner.

Conclusion

Both a successful automation strategy and RPA training rely on finding the best RPA vendor as a partner for your automation journey.   

Aggranda has recently become a UiPath Services Network (USN) Partner, which means we are a certified provider that’s undergone a rigorous vetting process. These elite partners are accredited with advanced delivery skills and demonstrated success in real-world customer projects.

Moreover, Aggranda is an Official UiPath Training Partner that can build your internal Center of Excellence, so we can help you develop and manage a fleet of software robots to take your company to the next level. Watch our most recent video about how we can help you unleash the full potential of your business through UiPath training for enterprise.

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