RPA automates repeatable business processes. The kind of processes that most businesses still look to people to complete, processes that make our jobs less interesting and less fulfilling. Collecting invoices and keying into systems, alerting users for actions to be taken on time, sending documents for approval to right users in company, update crewing documents and data in system without having the need to manually spend hours, and many more automation possibilities in Maritime.
The modern enterprise workplace is different. Yes, technology is everywhere (just try to imagine your job without screens and keyboards). But a lot of processes still need hands-on, human intervention. So, even though technology is now woven into the fabric of work, there’s tremendous opportunity to automate routine and repetitive tasks. And that’s where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) comes in. With RPA, businesses can train software robots to learn and perform routine tasks based on a set of rules. RPA robots can mimic virtually any actions that human users perform. They can log into applications, move files and folders, copy and paste data, fill in forms, extract data from documents, and scrape browsers. They can interpret, respond, and communicate with other systems to perform a variety of repetitive tasks. And they do it all better, faster, and with no mistakes.
RPA in Maritime Business
RPA if designed well can be a game changer for Maritime Business. Except the client facing roles, majority of our Ship Management processes are with defined scope every year, monitoring expiry, timely renewals, regular store and spare supplies, daily operations etc.
Almost all segments, Technical, Procurement, Crewing, Safety, Operations, Accounting, Chartering, Office Administration, HR, Training, all departments having repetitive tasks monitored by users daily. Aim is not to eliminate humans from work-desk, instead improve the management process using RPA to automate several of those tasks, helping staff free up their time for other quality work, monitoring vessels better.
Future of work is not what it used to be
With RPA, businesses become more efficient and productive, while work gets more interesting and meaningful for workers. Instead of eliminating a lot of jobs, RPA creates new possibilities and opportunities for businesses to expand with less effort and cost. Technology has not made us work less, instead we have accomplished more. Businesses grow faster and bigger with reduced effort and cost, creating more opportunities for people, to work with quality and precision. Only question is, are you ready to innovate ? Get in touch if you would like to know more on how to innovate in maritime.