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Intelligent Process Automation (IPA)

Fundamental Process Redesign

Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is a set of new technologies that combines fundamental process redesign with robotic process automation and machine learning. It is at the core of the next generation operating model. (Digital McKinsey, 2017)

A preliminary step to automate your processes is an adequate analysis and design of the processes and process steps. AKQUINET supports you with process mining as well as with Process-Grid, which is a condition-based approach to process analysis and design and a prerequesite for robotic process automation.


Robotic Process and Task Digitization/Automation

  • Win on time based competition!
  • Guarantee high quality processes for your customers!
  • Reduce costs through automation
  • Guarantee compliant processes!
  • Become Industry 4.0 ready by building up your digital intelligence

Robotic Process Automation is a promising new development in business automation that offers a potential ROI of 30-200 percent - in the first year. Employees may like it too. (Mc Kinsey Quarterly, 2016)

Since a long time, AKQUINET has been deploying succesful solutions to digitize companies. The results have been a reduction of throughput times and efforts up to 90% of the initial value and an increase of process and data quality up to 100%.


Success Story -Technical Sales Assistance Robots

AMAG is a supplier of primary aluminium and semi finished products in selected markets. The companie's success is based on the consequent alignment with the requirements of their markets and the strong customer and quality oriented thinking and acting of their employees combined with a high level of experience and metallurgical competence in aluminium.

They took their USP to a next level by using technical decision robots! They are helping sales by aligning customer requirements and production possibilities as well as on quality and compliance necessities in real time and 100% quality!

What's the idea?

RPA is a type of software that mimics the activity of a human being in carrying out repetitive routine tasks within a process. These tasks may be simple, uninteresting and dreary as well as complex and challenging.

In both cases RPA can do repetitive stuff more quickly, accurately and tirelessly than humans, freeing knowledge workers to do other tasks requiring human strengths such as emotional intelligence, reasoning, judgement and interaction with the customer (see Leslie Willcocks, Professor at London School of Economics LSI).



What's the performance?

On a typical business day at one of our clients 50 bRobots are doing their job of supporting applications, processes and people within the process.

These bRobots perform round about 650.000 decisions/actions per day in different areas along the value chain, producing tremendous results! They help you saving an enormous amount of time and money (just take 30 seconds for every decision) and to maiximize your value chain quality at the same time.

This group of decision robot is helping to optimize your value chain by digitizing the process. Moreover it is a base modul for digital intelligence and organizational learning.

How does it work?

Together with our customers we are developing bRobots to help them with their daily business tasks, which are:

  • asking for informations concerning a business case (Fiori App+)
  • making more or less complex routine decisions (DECISION+), which are the base for
    • creating information
    • triggering workflows (WORKFLOW+)
    • doing work (ACTION+)

Here you can see some screenshots of the app.

Areas of Application

Areas of application were our bRobots support people along the Value Chain (examples): Master Data Management, Order Management, Configuration, Workflows, Pricing, Supply Chain Management, Sales Information, Provisioning, Routings, BOMs, Quality Management, Compliance, closed logistics-loop between Shopfloor-IT and SAP ERP, and more.


Interested on how it works?

Contact

Andreas Kirschner

Andreas Kirschner
E-mail: knowhow@akquinet.de
Phone: +43 732 93 98-444


References

Process Mining

In a modern digital world efficient and effective processes are more important than ever before. As the economy changes in unprecedented manner, the companies must adapt and improve their overall performance. Process mining is a modern methodology that supports the companies in getting the knowledge about their operations out of the IT Systems. The Process Mining is an automated methodology, that combines computational intelligence and data mining on one side, with process modeling and analysis on the other side. Process mining will help your company to reduce costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness of the processes. It could be used before major roll-outs or any big projects in order to understand how the company is executing their core processes and what areas could be improved or changed.