Recently, we presented the concept of attended robots and the benefits they bring once implemented within companies. Now is the time to talk about unattended robots. Software robots work in both “attended” and “unattended” ways.
Unattended robots are programmed to perform standard, repetitive tasks that do not require human intervention. They can also be set to work at predetermined times, including overnight, and complete all of these tasks from beginning to end. Unattended bots can perform data checks using predetermined business rules.
Unattended robots can execute tasks without human intervention and work alongside other applications. Robotic Process Automation, for example, can extract customer data from a spreadsheet and then automatically enter it into the correct program. Unattended robots allow companies to scale quickly, meaning they don’t need to hire additional employees to manage inventory, process orders or handle payments.
The benefits of unattended robots
Unattended automation can use any combination of Cognitive and AI technologies. So, this technology can do Process Mining and Process Mapping by itself to find the best process efficiency. It can also work with unstructured data, and it relies on previous data analysis to draw conclusions and make predictions about how the process should work.
Its advantage over RPA is its ability to increase productivity and scale. It allows the workforce to concentrate on high-quality, value-driven work.
- It lowers operating costs by allowing bots to be left unattended. This investment can increase productivity, eliminate errors and improve compliance.
- Remote access is possible. Unattended robots have the unique advantage of running on servers, workstations, and the Cloud. Administrators can view, analyze, monitor, and modify the interface remotely.
- It can store unlimited amounts of data. Unattended robots are valuable for industries that need uninterrupted, accurate, non-stop operations (such as hospitality and healthcare).
- It facilitates a more seamless task execution. Administrators have complete control over the activities of unattended robots like reporting, auditing and monitoring in real-time. Employees can concentrate on more important tasks while batch processes run in the background or overnight. Moreover, they can monitor the progress at any time.
Unattended bots perform tasks without any human intervention. They have been programmed to interface directly with computer systems to complete a task or business process from start to finish. These RPA bots can start their work according to a set schedule or when a specific event occurs. They work in the background, and when they finish their tasks, they transfer their outcomes to another worker or machine. Unattended Robotic Process Automation handle manual tasks with a specific pattern or set of steps. It is programmed to follow the same procedure each time.