What’s RPA? Will bots take my job? How can my firm get started with automation?
To answer these questions and more, we spoke with two automation experts – Jotham Ty, the founder and CEO of Gappify, a provider of automation software for corporate accounting teams and Lesley Mast, CPA, who is leading the adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) for her firm at Rea & Associates in Wooster, Ohio.
Participants were enthusiastic and inquisitive during our 20-minute LinkedIn Live event, How CPA firms can get started with automation. After the event, Ty and Mast provided additional answers to questions.
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Big data. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. You’ve heard it before — automation will change how we work. While exciting, the prospect of mastering new technology — or even the lingo — can seem overwhelming at times. What does automation really mean, and how will it affect your career specifically?
Whether you’re new to the profession, own your own company or work within the finance function of a business, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is here to empower you with the knowledge you need to stay relevant. Our resources make it easy to learn about some of the hottest technology, like automation, data analytics and cybersecurity.
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Robotic process automation (RPA) has advanced quickly in just a few years. In a short amount of time, both the number of RPA providers and the range of capabilities have greatly increased. So much so, it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes.
This leads to the misconception that RPA is either too complicated, too costly, too technical or simply too difficult, for small or medium-sized businesses to put in place. While these statements may have once been true, that is no longer the case. Today, the wide variety of available options mean RPA is now for everyone. The barriers to entry have dropped so now is the right time to reconsider how automation can help your business.
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By now, you’ve heard how automation can save you from the boredom of copying and pasting all day. But you might still be wondering what processes your organization can automate to save time. Look no further. Here are three areas finance and accounting professionals can look at as automation opportunities.
Still running credit checks manually? There’s a solution for that. With automation software, your customers can go from application to decision in a matter of minutes, often without any direct involvement from you.
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