Robotic process automation (RPA) was first adopted back in the 1990s for the purpose of user interface (UI) testing and came to prominence by 2012, very quickly becoming a pivotal change driver for large-scale businesses that adopted this technology.
Today, RPA is well beyond its pilot stage and is increasingly being adopted and leveraged for process optimization, efficiencies, and transformation. While many may consider RPA a buzzword, most organizations recognize RPA as a key lever for their digital transformation journey.
Though RPA and its application as a transformational tool is discussed as a popular topic, the implementation cycle of RPA is not talked about enough.
The time that goes into implementing this technology is rarely discussed and, therefore, having a definite understanding of implementation methodologies, stages, and timeline is a crucial aspect of the successful execution and delivery of RPA projects.
Before we can have a definitive timeline, it’s important to understand the stages that are involved in RPA implementation.