RPA is just technical debt, change my mind

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It might be a bandaid but it still saves TON of resource hours until a fix is in place later. Clients can take an absurdly long time to do a digital transformation. Also with certain products like parts of SAP, these solutions can be implemented at the start and will hold up for years.

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Bro, RPA is so 2018 We doing IPA now

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Bruhhh 🍻

I had a client that had 35 people who just copy pasted 8 hrs a day

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Two systems with no integration between them. So they had people copy pasting every single order. 100+ fields per order

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I can see both points of view but tend to agree with AD1: once you start seeing RPA as a quick win, it’s over. Bad debt report isn’t great? Let’s automate the population and ageing of AR into a spreadsheet and then macro the sh*t out of that provision calculation - No. Sort the effing report out in the system and grow up

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Yes there can absolutely be a balance - but you need good management and control not to turn the adoption of RPA solutions into a slippery slope

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Macros on steroids, and there is nothing emerging in it

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It’s good for a very standard and process oriented work. That’s a small subset these days.

I was doing RPA for a while. Like other people have said, it's much more like a bandaid than a long-term fix - but still useful in some situations. I think what makes RPA unsustainable is that a lot of the major players market that anyone can do it. I could not tell you how much unmaintainable garbage I've seen written by people who don't have any software development experience.

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