What is robotic process automation (RPA)?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a software tool that helps automate the highly repetitive tasks that many employees perform, often at the expense of creative problem-solving and customer-centric work.

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere — part of the IBM Automation Platform for Digital Business — extends the value of stand-alone RPA tools. It leverages the platform to augment task automation with additional automation capabilities, giving RPA bots the ability to orchestrate workflows, integrate with business rules and decisions, manage content and capture data. It can also address your immediate task automation needs, make your RPA bots smarter, more agile and better able to help you achieve your business objectives.

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What are the product benefits?

Boost productivity

Always-on bots result in increased output.

Lower operational costs

Give your employees the opportunity to perform higher-value work.

Increase accuracy of work

Eliminate human errors caused by manual data entry.

Scale on demand

Quickly reduce or add bots when demand fluctuates.

Shorten development cycles

Create, test and deliver new automation in days or weeks.

Reduce reliance on IT

Empower your workforce to allow IT to focus on other projects.

Which option is right for you?

IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere Express


Full RPA capabilities at a lower-cost entry point designed for smaller RPA deployments and paired with IBM Business Automation Workflow Express to orchestrate multiple bots and handle exceptions.

IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere Enterprise


Comprehensive, integrated process automation offering combines RPA with IBM Digital Business Automation Express to include workflow management, real-time decision-making and data capture capabilities.

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