One of the hottest topics in accounting today is the use of robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate business processes. While these technologies are new to many small and mid-sized businesses, they have both been deployed by some Fortune 500 companies for many years. This session covers basic terms and principles, discusses some of the related tools available today, and provides a roadmap to help attendees get started with these revolutionary technologies.
Attend this session to learn how you can revolutionize your business with intelligent automation. Major topics for discussion include a) key terms and concepts associated with RPA and AI; b) major application platforms and suites used to implement next generation automation strategies; and c) use cases and strategies for using these technologies.
Upon completing this session, attendees should be able to perform the following tasks:
1) Define key associated terms, including robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, bots, scripts, and chatbots
2) Name at least two RPA platforms available today, and explain at a high level the process of creating a Bot with these toolsets
3) Describe the capabilities of low-code and no-code solutions and differentiate the capabilities of these tools with traditional programming tools
4) Explain what kinds of tasks are suitable for early automation efforts, and what processes will require more sophistication