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Robotic process automation to cognitive automation

Our resources will provide an understanding of the benefits and challenges of implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the exciting new possibilities of cognitive automation in the future.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) optimizes the use of human resources while working with technology on repetitive tasks. It is a significant improvement over basic automation of standard and repeatable tasks, and becomes the building blocks for digitizing rudimentary processes. But RPA is only the beginning of the automation journey. The future of RPA is cognitive. Cognitive automation will infuse artificial intelligence capabilities to RPA and enable true end-to-end business process transformation.

In Robotic Process Automation: Technology Spotlight, Daniel Zbacnik, FCPA, FCA, provides an overview of the benefits, challenges and examples of how RPA can be leveraged within the finance function. In addition, the spotlight answers these key questions:

  • What types of processes are best suited for RPA implementation?
  • How do you design controls to monitor RPA-led processes?
  • Who are some of the vendors in the RPA space?

Video series: CPAs share practical tips from their RPA implementation journey
Watch these videos to learn about the roles CPAs can play in the implementation journey and considerations that will help position your organization for success.

Interview with Amanda Haney, CPA, CA (VP Finance at EIC Shared Services)
Amanda shares how finance can take the lead on initiating RPA within an organization, which types of processes are most ideal for RPA, and the various roles CPAs can play within an implementation.

Interview with Jennifer Barber, CPA, CA (CFO, Community and Daily News Brand at Torstar)
Jennifer reveals how RPA has freed up resources and allowed her team to spend more time with clients and focus on analytics.